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kingtreelo Avatar
2y, 4m agoPosted 2 years, 4 months ago
Currently building a budget PC for my kids to play minecraft on and have a question or two.

The motherboard i have purchased supports 1333 and 1600mhz of RAM, is there a big difference in the 2 or should i be looking at other things?

If the PC is going to be mainly used for games like Minecraft, does it matter if i buy cheap memory?

What are the advantages of buying a more expensive type of RAM if it isn't going to be used to run brand new AAA titles or video editing?

I am looking at getting 8GB of RAM and the PC will have a 650ti in it as well as I3 3220 or above. I'm guessing these will factor into answers as bottlenecking will occur at some point
kingtreelo Avatar
2y, 4m agoPosted 2 years, 4 months ago
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#1
If your buying 8gb it wont hurt going for 1600 but its not important at all for something like minecraft.
#2
Is there really that much a difference in the price of RAM between 1333 and 1600? I thought it would be negligible to be honest, so just got the for 1600mhz.

Also there will be no bottleneck from the processor with that card, the processor can handle higher cards than the 650ti so all should be fine.

Edited By: NEtech on Jul 13, 2014 09:56
#3
As you are buying an intel cpu the memory speed makes very little difference, it however you were building an AMD system with something like the A10 7700k and were planning on using the onboard GFX then the memory speed can make a significant difference.
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ZaphodBeeblebrox
As you are buying an intel cpu the memory speed makes very little difference, it however you were building an AMD system with something like the A10 7700k and were planning on using the onboard GFX then the memory speed can make a significant difference.

i3 4130 is the processor
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kingtreelo
ZaphodBeeblebrox
As you are buying an intel cpu the memory speed makes very little difference, it however you were building an AMD system with something like the A10 7700k and were planning on using the onboard GFX then the memory speed can make a significant difference.

i3 4130 is the processor

Yea, like I said with Intel the memory makes no real difference so better off spending the money elsewhere, I was just mentioning AMD as someone else might read this and think the recommendation was for any PC but it's not. Also if it was me personally I would go with 4GB memory and a better graphics card.

Edited By: ZaphodBeeblebrox on Jul 13, 2014 11:51
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ZaphodBeeblebrox
kingtreelo
ZaphodBeeblebrox
As you are buying an intel cpu the memory speed makes very little difference, it however you were building an AMD system with something like the A10 7700k and were planning on using the onboard GFX then the memory speed can make a significant difference.

i3 4130 is the processor

Yea, like I said with Intel the memory makes no real difference so better off spending the money elsewhere, I was just mentioning AMD as someone else might read this and think the recommendation was for any PC but it's not. Also if it was me personally I would go with 4GB memory and a better graphics card.

the reason i have gone for 8gig of RAM is that they will be running a minecraft server at the same time as playing it(and my PC which has similar specs handles it with 8gig of RAM and the same graphics card)

i also understand that minecraft is more memory/processor intensive
#7
Yea it may be worth having a bit more memory but wfiw I run a minecraft server on a VMWare virtual machine with 1.5gb memory and 1 CPU allocated, granted there is never more than 4 kids playing on it at a time but for that it is plenty.
#8
Just as a note the jump from 1333 to 1600 memory was the only jump to offer a decent improvement by bit tech. 1866 etc didn't offer a decent cost /performance ratio. 1600 is the sweet spot for cost/performance.

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