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June 10, 2013 6:44:42 PM

Which memory is better to use when on a new haswell 4770k build i plan to overclock.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

on this mobo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

edit: any other recommendations are welcome. but looking for fast ram for the new haswell series. and cost is not a factor in this build also
June 10, 2013 7:08:29 PM

needs to be low profile or it won't fit under my massive heatsink :\
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June 10, 2013 7:11:21 PM

Hello,:hello: 

Well, both the memory are compatible and will work fine. There isn't much difference between the two kits except the price and the Capacity of individuals modules.

Comparison between 16GB (2x8GB) V/s 16GB (4 x 4GB):

#. Your motherboard does not support Quad channel memory architecture, hence you will not be benefiting anything in terms of performance between the kits if you go with 16GB (4 x 4GB)kit. You will still be running the memory @ Dual channel with more stress on the Memory controller than 2 x 8GB.

#. This mobo has only 4 slots. If you go with 4 x 4GB then all of the slots will be in use and in case if you are convinced to do a memory upgrade in the future then the 4GB modules will have to replaced so as to make way for the new modules which really isn't necessary if you go with 2 x 8GB.

In fact, both the kits are great and but personally, I prefer Trident kits over Ares but hey its your decision. You can go with any color (or series) based on how you want your PC's interior to look but remember that this specification is good for overclocking: DDR3-2400MHz (PC3 19200), CL11, 1.65v, DIMM. You can take a look at the Trident Kit - F3-2400C10D-16GTX <-- Click here!

Good luck with the upgrade. Let us know how it goes. :cheese: 
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June 10, 2013 7:16:25 PM

Thank you very much for your advice. I did look at the trident series first. However my CPU heatsing sits over the first 2 ram slots and there is maybe 34mm clearance under neath it. i was looking at the ares set because it is 33mm clearance and also comes in blue which is the scheme im going for. the mobo doesnt really fit but red and blue still look pretty well together. but if i go with just the 2 sticks then i can use the outer most slots and size won't be a problem so i still may end up going with trident. I was mainly wondering if it would be better to use 2 sticks or 4.

thanks alot :) 
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June 10, 2013 7:19:03 PM

AzureAbyss said:
Thank you very much for your advice. I did look at the trident series first. However my CPU heatsing sits over the first 2 ram slots and there is maybe 34mm clearance under neath it. i was looking at the ares set because it is 33mm clearance and also comes in blue which is the scheme im going for. the mobo doesnt really fit but red and blue still look pretty well together. but if i go with just the 2 sticks then i can use the outer most slots and size won't be a problem so i still may end up going with trident. I was mainly wondering if it would be better to use 2 sticks or 4.
thanks alot :) 

You're :welcome: 
IMO, you'd be better off with 2x8GB rather than 4 x 4GB. Cheers, mate:hihi: 
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June 10, 2013 8:30:32 PM

Definitely 2x8GB, less stress on the MC (memory controller) with 2 sticks vs 4, which can give a miniscule performance increase also. Tridents are a great pick, and with the cooler, if need be the top fin is removable (a small screw on either and slide it off), leaves you with very low profile and they still stay cool, I'm running the the 32GB 2400 set on my IB and plan to put a 2800 set on Haswell
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August 6, 2013 2:54:35 AM

Legohouse

...........it was my question too. thanks for clear answer...best reguards...
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