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BEST freqvency RAM for i7 4770k and mobo Asus Maximus IV Hero is 1600MHz or 1866MHz or higher???

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October 12, 2013 12:05:35 PM

Hello all! I wanna build a new gaming rig, my components are here:
cpu: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5 GHz Socket 1150
mobo: Asus Maximus VI Hero 1150
ssd: SSD Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SATA3
video: Asus GeForce GTX 770 DC2 OC 2GB DDR5
ram: Corsair Vengeance Pro Red Kit 16GB 2x8GB DDR3 1600MHz/1866MHz
psu: Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 800W
average DVD-RW: DVD-Writer Asus DRW-24B5ST Bulk
case: Thermaltake Versa II
This is a simple post..
Whats the best freqvency RAM for an i7 4770k and a mobo Asus Maximus 4 Hero???
Im looking for 16gb but I dont know whats the best option.. Later, I wanna upgrade it with an Corsair H100i and overclock it and I dont wanna bottleneck my system..
IF you have some oppinions and suggestions about my components, please share them with me.
a b å Intel
a c 82 B Homebuilt system
a c 150 } Memory
October 12, 2013 12:13:59 PM

Anandtech just did a great article on Haswell memory scaling.

They recommend DDR3 1866 to 2133.

I would ditch the Coolermaster power supply for a Seasonic X or G series. 600 watts is all you need even with overclocking.

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a b å Intel
a b B Homebuilt system
a b } Memory
October 12, 2013 12:24:16 PM

if you plan to use the igpu, get 2133, if you plan to use a discrete graphics card get 1866. if you just want the fastest ddr3 ram in production get mushkin redline dd3 1866 (yes, it's faster then higher clocked ram)