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Tell me what RAM to get please

Here is my MOBO: Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3 Intel Z68 LGA 1155

I will be playing Battlefield 4 which is why I am upgrading. Max price I am looking to spend is $100.

Thanks for the help.
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  1. Are you OCing at all and what CPU? How much are you looking for?

    For a good 2x4GB 8GB set might look at the Ripjaws X 1866/8, great set for $85

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231538
  2. Tradesman1 said:
    Are you OCing at all and what CPU? How much are you looking for?

    For a good 2x4GB *GB set might look at the Ripjaws X 1866/8, great set for $85

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231538


    Not overclocking, looking to just run standard. Would the one you suggest be the best for that?

    Also, what is the difference between 1600 and 1866?
  3. the 1866 runs at a higher freq, thus providing more memory bandwidth, also at 1866 with a CL of 8 will roughly be equivalent to (and you could even run them at) 1600/7 which will provide good DRAM performance, if you do decide to OC, these will generally go stright up to 2133/9 with no problem
  4. Prices and availability is quite volatile at this point ... what one recommends today could be moot tomorrow..... 1866 and even 2133 (CAS 8 and 9) are running the same price as 1600s for the last few weeks but since the factory fire, world supply is down .....been estimated at 15-30% of world supply capability went up in smoke and many are thinking that vendors are holding back part of their supply in order to have stock and meybe make a lil more more moola during the holiday rush.

    I had been using these rather consistently (both 1866 and 2133) until they became rather scarce.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/memory-scaling-gaming-haswell-richland,3593-18.html

    If ya see something decent between $80 and $90 grab it.....might be outta stock the next day .... or even in an hour.
  5. Okay, sorry for my lack luster knowledge here but would it be detrimental to my computer's performance for Battlefield 4 if I went with a 1600 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314) ?

    Or should I just go ahead and grab the 2133 Mushkin? They are about the same price... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226199
  6. Best answer
    No, for gaming 1600 is fine, if thinking 2133 might look at the Ripjaws X, these are strong sticks and OC well, plus $10 less

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231689
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