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June 16, 2012 10:48:33 PM

The system:
Asus P8Z77-V Pro
Intel i5 3570K
Samsung 830
1TB WD black
Asus top edition gtx 670
Asus d2x sound card
Ocz ZX Series 850w

Now the only thing missing now is the memory.
Ive decided which brand and series im going to go with:
Corsair Blue Vengeance 1600Mhz.
My only problem now is the amount. Would a 4GB be enough? Maybe 8GB? Maybe even 16GB? Or is 32GB just rediculous?

The main thing i will be doing with this sytem will be gaming-alot of it, browsing the web-alot of tabs open, doing work-word processing and some Visual Basic coding-even maybe some advanced languages and a little .avi to .mp4 conversion here and there.

So what dyou guys think? What amount of memory would be the best for my usage and situation?
Thank you all in advanced.

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June 16, 2012 11:07:53 PM

I would go with a 8GB kit (2 x 4GB) it is plenty for gaming on a 64bit OS.
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June 16, 2012 11:09:51 PM

Would 16GB just be overkill and waste of £40 more (8GB is £40, 16GB is £80)
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June 16, 2012 11:13:29 PM

wrenaudrey said:
Would 16GB just be overkill and waste of £40 more (8GB is £40, 16GB is £80)

For gaming it would be but might be helpful with your coding conversions. Waste of money is for you to decide but you could always add 8 later if unhappy.
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June 17, 2012 12:06:53 AM

In OC'ing perspective, would it be less strain on the north bridge if i use 2x4GB or would 4x2GB be better as task are spread out through the four sticks?
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June 17, 2012 12:20:31 AM

The less stick the better, go with 2 x 4GB.
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June 17, 2012 12:36:44 AM

So why not just go with a single 8GB stick then if less is better? Or is it better to follow however many channels of memory a motherboard is?
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June 17, 2012 12:48:01 AM

wrenaudrey said:
So why not just go with a single 8GB stick then if less is better? Or is it better to follow however many channels of memory a motherboard is?

That is the exception since you loose dual channel mode!
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June 17, 2012 1:28:31 AM

What does that do anyway? Is it a big drop in performance?
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June 17, 2012 12:00:54 PM

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June 17, 2012 12:32:57 PM

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