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Need help upgrading DDR3 on my 1156 build

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-760 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Processor $225.36 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus - P7P55D-E ATX LGA1156 Motherboard  
Memory Crucial - Ballistix Sport 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2 GB FTW ACX Video Card  
Power Supply EVGA - 750 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $149.46 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus - VS247H-P 23.6" 1920x1080 Monitor $128.99 @ Amazon
  Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts  
  Total (before mail-in rebates) $513.81
  Mail-in rebates -$10.00
  Total $503.81
  Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-12-07 13:44 EST-0500  

Hi there,

 

I wanted to add another stick of 8GB DDR3 RAM to my build, but I'm not sure what would be compatible and what would be the cheapest route. Should I be buying a brand new 8GB stick to put in my build, or look for some cheap options on the used market? When searching the used market, I get a little overwhelmed with the amount of choices and it's difficult to check the compatibility. I noticed that even my current stick of ram isn't listed on the compatibility list. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!

 

EDIT: Just realized I posted this in the wrong forum section. If someone could please move, much appreciated!

Edited by byzrk
Wrong forum section.
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well, xeons exist. but I think it isn't worth it on that mobo

get a second hand 4770k or 4790k, another 8 gigs stick second hand too, and a z series mobo

a 450 watt psu should be enough, as long as you get tier c+ on the list down here.

and maybe a nice gpu upgrade would be nice. Would cost you about 500-600 bucks I think

Edited by LukeSavenije
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Just now, LukeSavenije said:

well, xeons exist. but I think it isn't worth it on that mobo

get a second hand 4770k or 4790k, another 8 gigs stick second hand too

a 450 watt psu should be enough, as long as you get tier c+ on the list down here.

and maybe a nice gpu upgrade would be nice. Would cost you about 500-600 bucks I think

Pretty sure a 4770k or 4790k won't be compatible, but feel free to prove me wrong

Main PC:  MacBook Air (M1, 2020), 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage; running macOS, but waiting for Linux to be ported to the M1

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Just now, NunoLava1998 said:

Pretty sure a 4770k or 4790k won't be compatible, but feel free to prove me wrong

fI didn't add the mobo? my bad. going to edit it

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1 minute ago, Finwillwin said:

At that rate, he should just upgrade to Ryzen.

well, i'm including the gpu with it, you know that?

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1 minute ago, Finwillwin said:

Yeah, but the 750ti has held up better than the i5 760 has.

true. but a ryzen would bottleneck pretty hard. and a 970 or 980 ti are pretty cheap to find as far as I know

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