Thomas Malthus wrote:vf wrote:Thomas Malthus wrote:Like, I was thinking of grabbing something like this to start off the build: Asrock H97m pro 4 matx and Intel i5 4590 with Intel cooler for $240. Grabbing two sticks of 8GB DDR3 RAM (like this that's on kijiji for $85) and then filling the remaining slots with 4GB sticks to break over the 16GB that my macbook has. Snagging a video card like the Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 that's on kijiji right now for $50. Then buying an inexpensive ATX-mid case from Canada Computers to stuff it into.
I was thinking that there's not a whole lot of savings in buying a PSU or CPU cooler on kijiji unless I'm looking at high end pieces and so I could grab those from Canada Computers too. Then it's just an SSD and at least 500GB HDD to get, either from kijiji or newegg.
I put that together out of what was available but I dunno how great it'll be.
Not all RAM is created equally. The lower the timings on the RAM the better and if you mix different speeds it will all slow down to whatever is the slowest. The link you posted the person hasn't linked to anything actually useful for what model RAM it is.
Can you tell me a bit more about this?
EDIT: Found a video and webpage of someone explaining a bit more about this. Found it useful. http://www.homepcbuilder.com/lesson-3-m ... andwidths/
Glad you found something to explain it. I can't lol. I know just enough to do what I want, but, not enough to explain it to anybody. Slowly becoming a luddite.