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16GB or 32GB memory? Wich latency and speed?

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Hey all, Im choosing the memory for a HTPC build. Im getting a H77 motherboard and a Ivy bridge intel graphics 4000 processor

The HTPC will be used for 720P and 1080i recording from TV shows and movie editing. I will not be gaming on this HTPC or using a videocard.

so, my questions:

1)Should I go with 16GB or max out 32GB? I may want to edit movies while recording in the background, and I dont know if 16GB is already enough

2)Regarding Latency, I've seen 7-8-8-24 and 9-9-9-24 timings. Should I go with the standart CL9 or get the CL7?
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Originally Posted by LeandrodaFL View Post

Hey all, Im choosing the memory for a HTPC build. Im getting a H77 motherboard and a Ivy bridge intel graphics 4000 processor

The HTPC will be used for 720P and 1080i recording from TV shows and movie editing. I will not be gaming on this HTPC or using a videocard.

so, my questions:

1)Should I go with 16GB or max out 32GB? I may want to edit movies while recording in the background, and I dont know if 16GB is already enough

The right question is 4GB or 8GB, and the answer is, 4GB is plenty. Unless you're planning on running a 50-node Exchange server I can't imagine why 32GB would even enter your mind.

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2)Regarding Latency, I've seen 7-8-8-24 and 9-9-9-24 timings. Should I go with the standart CL9 or get the CL7?

The answer is: it won't matter the slightest bit. Buy the 9.

By the way, the only way you're getting HD4000 video today is with an i5-3570K, which is several orders of magnitude more CPU than you need for your planned HTPC.
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I have an i3 with the 3000 processor, and I does perfectly well with my dual use computer (HT and home). I can let the daughter watch movies on the 92 inch screen/projector while I work on the second monitor, with no problems whatsoever. I do not, however, do any gaming.
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4, I dont know why you think you need a workstation as an HTPC

Recording has virtually no effect on performance, when Im playing a game and the computer starts to record I dont even notice it.
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Thanksf or the reply, Im gonna get intel 4000hd anyways, but Im gonna wait for the batch of low tdp processors. I might in the futre add a videocard and do gaming
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