TeKo Wrote:Hmm imo for heavy gaming even the A8 is to weak.
On low you should be able to play anything, you can check youtube for videos.
But I dont think A8 can handle max settings or even AA, AF.
Iam using Ram with normal heatsinks.
Maybe with sth like Ripjaws you could have a problem becuse the Heatsink from the Shuriken are over one of the Ram slots.
So if you only have 1 module no problem.
The Shuriken 2 could be a problem with with normal heatsinks never had one but it should reach over both slots.
EDIT: Any Corsair/Samsung/Intel with r/w > 250mbs
Oh btw if you go for the A8 the Shurikens are both not for 100w CPUs so use the stock cooler or try one if they keep the cpu cool enough.
Looking at these two pictures of Creed3020's build, I think I should be OK on the DDR3 modules. That looks like the stock heat sink with the A8 in these pics.
Btw, you see advantage of half-height BD drive other than ability to use saved space for another disk drive or SSD?