New to the formums here, but I have a pretty basic question I probably already know the answer to but, I wanted to get some outside opinion. What would be the best memory solution for this build? Gaming system, for Max Payne 3 quality games, want 32 GB of ram for this build. What ram would you guys suggest dont really care about price just want to know the best solution for this build taking clock speed and timing into account.
Thank you in advance system is as follows.
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OE
Okay, just to answer your question, any quality brand, quad channel 4x2 or 4x4GB kit of DDR3-1600 will be fine.
But I do agree with the above. You are blowing way too much on the wrong parts in the above system. You've got a $900 motherboard+CPU combo and a $275 video card. If you have the budget to go all out, then throw in a GTX680 or even Two GTX670s.
If this build represents the limit of your budget, then for sure, drop to an i5-3570k and then spend the rest on video card(s).
Essentially the limit in here is going to be the 660 Ti, as-is. So you could be using a $200 processor or a $700 one and the results are going to be about the same. I would suspect you need to be running 2 oe 3 high end cards in SLI before the 3930K and X79 chipset makes a lot of sense.