I'm going to build a gaming pc next month but I'm stumped on how much RAM I need and what brand makes quality RAM, also, I know the Asus Rampage III Formula is a solid motherboard but I feel I could go a little cheaper and a little better.
Here is my gaming rig so far:
HIS 6970 (when it comes out next month hopefully)
Antec 902 case
Seagate 500gb HDD
Corsair TX650 power supply
Please tell me how I could improve on the build and whether I've missing anything aside from the motherboard, RAM and optical drives.
P.S: Could anyone in Melbourne, Australia recommend a computer parts store.
Well, I'm not gonna link you to some Aussie store, but I'll tell you which parts are nice
Do you need an i7? An i5-750/760 does great for gaming, and the i7 won't give you a boost in gaming at all practically, a few FPS at most.
4 GB of DDR3 RAM will be enough, and if you want my recommendation, get this kit right here, it's G.Skill which is a great brand, it's their Ripjaws series which has a great look, price and heat dissipating design, it has a low CAS Latency (CL) which is definitely something you want for gaming and more:
That 6970 will be pricey, so you prob wanna use the money you save from the i7 to i5 on the GPU That GPU will kick some butt
I love Corsair, I have a 750TX myself, but right now XFX Modular PSU is a GREAT deal, it's modular which gives you better airflow and better cable management, the price is great, it's efficiency is up to 88% and it's 80+ SILVER certified, has a 5 yr warranty, and the standard approvals a PSU should have and it can be found here: