Well couple of days ago i decided to get me a new rig. The purpose of this configuration is to run multiple applications at once (i am talking about 10+ applications here, 5-6 of which take about 800 mb ram memory each). As far as i know, the two most important things i should focus on is ram memory and processor. Graphic card here is not that important, but since i am aiming for 16gb of ram, i was wondering if this is the best combination to go with. If you can think of a better part for this configuration that would fit better, or some of this component is not suitable for this please respond, you could save me a lot of cash
This is what i got form the shop:
MB Gigabyte Z77 d3h lga1155 ddr3 1600mhz
cpu core i7-2600 quad 3.4ghz quad lga1155 8mb bc
dimm 4gb ddr3 1600 mhz kingstone cl9 hyper x t
What do you think about this guys ? Should i go with this ? Can you think of something better in this price range ?
I was more curious as to the compatibility of these three components. All i know is that 4 core processors are best for multitasking and i need arround 16 gb of ram for all the applications i need to run properly. I was worried if there might be some incompatibility in this three components...
update: I just checked the online pricing list and it seems i can get an i5-3550 quad core at 3.3ghz processor for half the price of the one mentioned above ? Will this processor be compatible with 16gb of ram, or should i aim for something more expensive like the one mentioned above ?
When it comes to RAM, your processor isn't what you need to worry about for compatibility. Stick with a Core i7 processor though as they have "Hyper-Threading" which allows each core to execute 2 threads at the same time (i5's can only run 1 thread at a time). This should improve running multiple applications a bit.
any 1155 processor that is higher than a pentium class can handle this memory. anything lower just runs it at a slightly slower speed. the cpu plays no part on the amount of memory you can throw at a system