First time seeing the ram as the most expensive part.....
RAM overload... Very curious what is this system used for?
Why the Velociraptor? You could get a 64GB SSD + a 1TB Seagate Barracuda for $180?
Such a nice CPU cooler I have that!! Dont even bother with cleaning though, it is impossible to clean!
Why so much ram you could have saved the money and got a better graphics card.
This. I think 16GB would have been plentiful, and you would save at least $100 for high speed also, and that could get you from a gtx 650 to gtx 670 (i think..)?
AMD CPU's really benifit from the ram!
Mainly the APU's though, not the fx series so much.
Not quantity though... Only by clock speed and timings.
Oh ok thanks for clearing that up!
No problem. Most systems will not use more than eight gigs, no matter what CPU.
Windows makes great use of large amount of RAM on most systems.
Only about 1.2Gb, on my system at least. Games take another ~4 on top of that.
Is the MSI 990FXA-GD80V2 the best motherboard for the FX 8350?
It is certainly one of them. I don't know about value on price, expansion slots, available ports and whatnot, but it's actual performance is on par with the best AM3+ mobos.
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 is also one of the best. Or the Asus Crosshair V Formula if you want to go that high in price, but at that point my favorite is the Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7.
You could have done so much more with that system. Wasted money on the hdd and the memory. SMH...
without a clear idea as to what this is being used for, all i see is a jumbled and hugely mismatched selection of parts.