Thanks guys, the monitor is just because I'm cheap but I'll upgrade eventually.
Can anyone explain why two smaller RAM sticks is better than 1 bigger one?
and yeah i just wanted to be safe so i got a bigger case.
Is the power supply good enough. --- Live to win, 'till you die!
#6Loserman15Posted 12/26/2013 10:06:15 PM
Well, they can run in dual channel mode, which is simply a bit faster. It might not be noticeable at all, but you might as well, its about the same price.
Yes, the power supply is adequate, but at that wattage you're pretty much stuck on just one card (which kinda slashes your motherboard expansion plans.)
#7ihumpmypillow89Posted 12/26/2013 10:14:59 PM
Now 2x4GB sticks would be better because then you can run in dual channel mode 1X8GB stick leaves more room for improvements later on (32GB ram so you have a 20GB+ ram disk)
Now you should have more than 1TB for storage space it'll get eaten up real quick especially with games. Also you should have an SSD for a $1200 build. --- http://goo.gl/pIFDj | http://goo.gl/16aDr This is what happens when a 5 year old writes a comic - http://goo.gl/zRaAS
Guess I'll have to upgrade the power supply if I choose to upgrade or SLI, thanks man. I would get two 4gb sticks but that 8gb stick is so cheap its tempting as hell.
Also wondering, should I buy extra case fans. I have a CPU fan listed in the build but I plan on overclocking the GPU (as well as the CPU) so I'm not sure whether I need case fans as well. --- Live to win, 'till you die!
#9Loserman15Posted 12/26/2013 11:02:56 PM
Go with the 8GB then, it's really not a big deal. Also, cases typically come with a few fans, look into it with your case. See how many spaces there are for fans, and then if you would like, get whatever else there is open. But if you don't, it'll be fine. I've mentioned it plenty of times before on this board but I have a 3770k at 4.5ghz on a stock cooler with just the fans that came with the case and it has been rock-solid stable for an entire year.