i5 2500k (will be OC to 4.2-4.5ghz)
gigabyte 6950 (OC to 900 core and 1300 Mem)
60gb vertex 3 SSD
sata DVD burner
1tb WD sata HDD
antec 650W truepower PSU
these are the other parts that i plan on getting
Asus p8p67 Pro
16gb DDR3 dual channel 1600mhz (any manufacture that has 9-9-9-24 r better)
might have to look into a 800 watt psu (any suggestions?)
my budget is around 600-700 (Canadian dollars) for the missing parts. i have a 32" Sony LCD TV that im using as my monitor @ 1080x1920 res
games i play r will be playing in the future (would like to play on max setting with all da eye candies)
sc2, GW2, LoL, WoW, STO, D3. lineage eternal
any advice r critique would be much appreciated. thanks
I understand you intend to go with 4x 4GB in two packs of two sticks each or possibly 1 pack of 4 sticks, however, that doesn't get around the fact that any of those 4 sticks can still be bad.
The more generic the ram is, the more likely at least 1 of those sticks really is bad. You can limit this risk by choosing RAM made by Crucial over other brands.
- Edit - It will be pretty hard for you to max out 2x 4GBs worth of RAM, especially since you have a page file too. The extra 8gb is kinda gratuitous. In any event, 2x 8GB really does exist, though it is rare and many boards don't support it.
i've used kingston and ocz dual and triple channel memory kit b4 and i never had any problem. i would only go with crucial if they are reasonably price with better timing then the other big companies. btw r u a spokesman for crucial xD
im almost 100% sure that the mobo does not support quad channel as that is with the new ivy bridge chipset (correct me if im wrong). dual channel is not limited to just two sticks of ram, you can also have dual channel with 4 ram slot.
even if i fill up all 4 slot it will not give me quad channel.
i disable page filing on my SSD and with apps, games, music and browsing + alt tabbing i only have a few hundred mb of memory free with 6gb of ram. i know its over kill but @ those price why not get it and not worry about lack of memory down the road. and yes the p8p67 support memory of 8gb
"The Max. 32GB memory capacity can be supported with DIMMs of 8GB (or above). ASUS will update QVL once the DIMMs are available on the market. "
If you think you will use above 8GBs enough to get your money's worth and you would rather not use page files then by all means go ahead. I usually try to steer people toward 2x 4GB because that is the sweet spot most of the time, but sometimes it makes sense to go with something else, especially if you don't want to use other memory management tools like page files.