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Old 25th July 2012, 07:10 AM
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you will want DDR3 12800 (1600mhz) or higher with SB/SBE. Especially if you intend on overclocking. AVX instructions have been found to be memory bandwidth hungry.

I would recommend you invest in more than 4GB however, something like the Corsair Vengeance 16GB quad channel kit would go really well. This kit, unlike the AMD memory, includes an XMP (Intel spec memory profiles) that auto sets the correct voltages and timings for the dram. Relying on JDEC auto values is risky.

a second hdd to keep games/roms off the boot drive would be good too, saves having to grab everything again if a virus mysteriously kills your OS.

CPU:Intel Xeon x5690 @ 4.2Ghz, Mainboard:Asus Rampage III Extreme, Memory:48GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600
Video:EVGA Geforce GTX 1080 Founders Edition, NVidia Geforce GTX 1060 Founders Edition
Monitor:ROG PG279Q, BenQ BL2211, Sound:Creative XFI Titanium Fatal1ty Pro
SDD:Crucial MX300 275, Crucial MX300 525, Crucial MX300 1000
HDD:500GB Spinpoint F3, 1TB WD Black, 2TB WD Red, 1TB WD Black
Case:NZXT Phantom 820, PSU:Seasonic X-850, OS:Windows 7 SP1
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