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Ram for Asus Z87 Maximus IV Extreme

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June 8, 2013 6:25:44 AM

Hi.
I have Corsair's Vengeance 1866 Mhz. But want to buy new ram along with the new board Z87 Maximus Extreme.
Budget 150-350 usd.

Didn't find any good reviews or benchmarks.

I want the fastest memory within my budget.
What's best? Higher freq with higer latency or lower freq with lower latency?
Preferable red color.

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June 11, 2013 9:13:07 PM

Hello,:hihi: 
aleksanderdev said:
Hi.
I have Corsair's Vengeance 1866 Mhz. But want to buy new ram along with the new board Z87 Maximus Extreme.
Budget 150-350 usd.
Didn't find any good reviews or benchmarks.
I want the fastest memory within my budget.
What's best? Higher freq with higer latency or lower freq with lower latency?
Preferable red color.

I think the motherboard your are referring is "MAXIMUS VI EXTREME" and not "Maximus IV Extreme(Z68 Chipset)". I'm not sure if the budget is allocated only for the memory or it's the overall budget.:mouais: 

It is a well known fact that either increasing the frequency or decreasing latency will enhance your performance (at least theoretically). The best way to go about this is to choose the Higher frequency memory with the lowest latency (eg. 1600MHz with CL7).

I do not know the processor you might be using if it is a Haswell Series processor then you can go upto 3000MHz. 2400MHz, 2133MHz or perhaps 2800MHz should work but it depends on your budget. Also make sure that you utilize the memory and the speed you need whatever that might be you are using this PC for. If you are not running high memory demanding applications such as video rendering (i mean large files) or VM's or if you are not into overclocking then above 1866MHz is not recommended or you can consider theses higher frequencies as a future proof. The amount of memory also depends on the applications you intend to run, 16GB ( 2 x 8GB) should be good for most of the applications and that will do perfectly fine with multiple GPU setup. Hope that explains everything for you.

Here are some of the memory you might want to take a look:
GSkill Trident X 16GB Kit (2x8GB) 2400MHz - F3-2400C10D-16GTX
Kingston Technology HyperX Predator 16GB Kit (2x8GB) 2133MHz - KHX21C11T2K2/16X
Kingston Technology HyperX Predator 16GB Kit (2 x 8GB) 1866MHz - KHX18C9T2K2/16X

Good luck with the upgrade and hope everything pans out well. Cheers :cheese: 
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June 12, 2013 7:10:03 AM

Check our memory QVL list as well. There should be plenty of kits to choose from on there.
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June 12, 2013 7:45:04 AM

Hi. Yeah i ment VI :p  And the budget is for memory only.

Iv looked at the trident and I like it very much, but i want 4x4 gb not 2x8.
I'm doing loads of video editing and game recording, and with a lot of pixels 5760x1080.
But I'm still not sure, should i go for cl7 1600 or 2400 cl 9 or 10.
Cpu 4770k.
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June 12, 2013 3:25:59 PM

:welcome: 
aleksanderdev said:
Hi. Yeah i ment VI :p  And the budget is for memory only.
Iv looked at the trident and I like it very much, but i want 4x4 gb not 2x8.
I'm doing loads of video editing and game recording, and with a lot of pixels 5760x1080.
But I'm still not sure, should i go for cl7 1600 or 2400 cl 9 or 10.
Cpu 4770k.

I would recommend 2400MHz CL10 or CL9 any day over 1600MHz for your CPU and motherboard. Moreover the higher frequency will come in handy with video editing etc. Coming to 4 x 4GB V/s 2 x 8GB, I do not understand why you prefer 4 x 4GB rather 2 x 8GB?:spamafote:  If you run 4 x 4GB then you are likely to run the memory with more strain on the Memory controller than the 2 x 8GB setup and you will be ditching the 4GB modules if the need for memory upgrade arises in the future. Moreover, your mobo does support QUAD CHANNEL memory architecture so you will be still running the memory in DUAL CHANNEL with either setups. But hey it your choice, yes the memory will work.

Since you are pleased with GSkill Trident series and coupled with the fact that you are looking for 16GB kit (4 x 4GB), I would like you to look at the following.

GSkill Trident X 16GB Kit (4x4GB) 2400MHz CL9 - F3-2400C9Q-16GTXD
GSkill Trident X 16GB Kit (4x4GB) 2400MHz CL10 - F3-2400C10Q-16GTX

Good luck. Maybe you could drop a line on how things work out. Cheers, mate!! :clin: 
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