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Hello there guys,
well im getting new pc, i got help on few forums and got the final specs.

-Athlon II x4 Quad Core 640 Socket AM3 3.0Ghz Box
-Arctic Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2
-GIGABYTE 880GM-D2H AM2+, AM3, 880G, DDR3 1666, VGA ATI HD4250, HDMI
-DDR3 1600Mhz 1x4GB G.Skill RipJaw Edition
-Samsung 1TB 7200RPM 32MB, SATA II HD103SJ
-Sapphire HD 6850 1GB GDDR5 DX11 2xDVI HDMI DP PCI-E
-LG DVD±RW GH22NS x22 Black SATA (Oem)
-Antec Two Hundred Mid Tower Gaming Black Case (No PSU)
-SeaSonic 500W 80+ Bronze Active PFC 12cm Fan PSU SS-500ET (Oem)

my budget wasnt so high and in addition i had to compromise because the store that has the largest variety and is cheap is not near my hometown.

anyway i have a question regarding the memory: i took 1600mhz stick because its the same price as 1333Mhz, i would prefer dual channel but 2x2GB is more expansive, so i decided to take the single stick, will i feel the difference?
comments on the pc are welcome.
thanks in advance.
 

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Go with a matched pair of RAM for the best performance. We see many issues with 4GB RAM sticks and using a matched pair (2X1GB or 2X2GB) allows you to take advantage of Dual Channel. Drop the aftermarket CPU cooler and use the savings towars a matched pair of RAM.
Gigabyte Memory standard for that Mobo is DDR3 1666 (OC)/1333/1066. 1066 or 1333 would be the better choices.
You'll need a 650W minimum for the 6850 GPU.
 

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Appreciate the reply,
I know dual channel is better, what im asking is there a big difference between single and duals, or will i barely feel it?
As for the PSU everywhere i checked i saw 500W is more then enough for the aformentioned GPU, how come you recommend 650W at least?
My uses are, medium gaming (not pro100gaming), some programming, ,multiple tasking.
thx!
 

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You will see a difference in performance using dual channel and you avoid any issues that the 4GB sticks are having. It's a win-win deal.
Memory standard from Gigabyte is DDR3 1666 (OC)/1333/1066.
Here's a solution- G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) $47: Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL8D-4GBHK


Your choice on the PSU. Using an underpowered PSU (even a top quality SeaSonic) can/will contribute to early failure of other components and particularly GPU's.
ATI recommends a minimum 500W system power for the 6850. Add 30% for deterioration and that comes to 650W.
http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f210/power-supply-information-and-selection-192217.html
 
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