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RAM Timings or Speed for an A10-5800K?

February 25, 2013 4:52:14 PM

My roommate is building a PC for very light gaming (Torchlight 2, Diablo 3, Black Ops 2) for the living room. It's kind of an HTPC, but full size. A question arose when picking the RAM. Is RAM timings or speed more important, particularly for an APU (I honestly don't know how the memory controller works). He of course wants 8gb Dual Channel.

Here's what he has so far:

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($130.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A55M-DGS Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill REDBONE ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($42.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG UH12NS29 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($54.98 @ Newegg)

Total: $373.91
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