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Initial post: Nov 24, 2012 10:54:32 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 24, 2012 10:59:22 AM PST
Gomb says:
I am building a gaming rig for Battlefield 3 but am unsure what RAM I need... this is what I ordered yesterday:

Intel Core i5-3570k + MSI - Z77A-G43 $180
intel 180gb ssd $90
antec 300 case $30
evga 660ti 2gb $250
coolermaster hyper 212 cpu cooler $15
asus 12x SATA blu-ray burner $40
750w ps $50
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I am a noob with this, so do these parts look like they will cooperate? The SSD is a 2.5" so do I need some sort of spacer to fit in this case? Beyond that I think all I need is some RAM, so can anyone recommend what size and clock speed I need to avoid bottlenecking this system? Thanks in advance for any guidance.

Posted on Nov 24, 2012 2:46:57 PM PST
Gomb says:
Ok thanks for all the awesome help guys, just went ahead and ordered 16GB of Corsair 1600mhz from Fry's for 50$ since no one offered up any suggestions. If those sticks don't work, I am blaming you all!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 24, 2012 7:37:36 PM PST
You made a good choice on the RAM. The PC game forum is usually pretty quiet.

In the future, post on the VGF with PC questions. There are a lot of us that frequent there that can answer your questions.

Posted on Nov 25, 2012 12:35:44 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 28, 2012 2:20:39 PM PST
Gomb says:
Ok I will do that, I guess I will just deal with the console trolling.

Posted on Nov 26, 2012 9:48:33 AM PST
G. Yang says:
Hey, 16GB is more than enough. I would have personally gone with Crucial Ballistix but RAM sometimes as people call it, is just RAM... All perform the same just make sure they cohesively mesh with the MOBO that's all. Corsair has a good track record and good customer support so that's good. Happy building.

Posted on Nov 27, 2012 12:40:06 AM PST
not sure how you nabbed an i5-3570k, considering that f-in' cpu retails for $220+ by itself.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2012 4:38:08 AM PST
$189 All day every day at a microcenter. I've seen them drop around 180 during the recent sales too.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2012 3:14:48 PM PST
Finger says:
$180 for both the CPU and motherboard? That's an absolute steal... Wish I had known where that was possible a week ago.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2012 3:24:06 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 27, 2012 3:25:06 PM PST
No, just the processor. Mobo is $50 off though if bought with the CPU. Usually can get both for $230 or so and get a great mobo.

EDIT: I just realized he listed both for $180 on the OP. My mistake. I'm not sure how he did that either. :D Unless he bought them used.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2012 4:03:50 PM PST
Finger says:
Yeah, I was going to get mine at Microcenter, only to find out that the one in Silicon Valley closed a few months ago. Sucks that most of their best deals are available in-store only.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 2:30:29 PM PST
Gomb says:
Fry's Black Friday deal, in-store only. I went there as they opened the doors and expected a mob, but there was no one there which was strange since it's the only Fry's in my state.
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