Upgrading Memory

Hey there, so I found this build (from http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/380361-31-bestconfigs-poll-budget-intel-gaming) and i want uprade the memory :( from 8 to 16 for under $600.
Mainly I'm going to be using this computer for playing games, recording, live streaming, and editing and I'm not sure if its a good build for all of that.

Lunyone's "Got to have Good Gaming on a (Realistic) Budget"

CPU: Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core Processor ($69.49 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill REDBONE U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($38.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)

Total: $529.42
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  1. This will be considerably better for your needs. You won't need 16GB RAM. Unless you are doing heavy video encoding 8gb is more than enough. Games only use 4gb.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($133.79 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($60.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($169.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $582.66
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-03 15:40 EST-0500)
  2. I'm going to be recording and playing games and I want to be sure that i can play and record in 720p and maybe livestream
    Also do I need a CPU Cooler?
  3. No you don't need a CPU cooler unless you want to overclock the CPU. This system will stream and record no problem.
  4. Alright so after I build the computer and everything what would I do after?
    Do I just turn it on and it works?
  5. You have to install an OS of course. Then install the motherboard and GPU drivers. Then you are good to go.
  6. Is it all included with the stuff on the list or do I buy it separately?
  7. You have to buy an OS. the drivers are all on discs with the hardware.
  8. Can you recommend me one?
  9. uhh windows 7.
  10. I mean a link
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