Hello im am looking at getting some G.Skill ram and im am trying to find out which one would be best for gaming and general use. I have a Gigabyte GA-Z77-UD3H motherboard and a Hyper 212 evo cpu cooler and need to it fit with the cooler in.
The cooler will work with any DRAM - the height of the fan is adjustable, I run 32GB 4x8GB of Tridents on my IB build with the fan raised a bit, 4x8GB under another EVO on my Sandy Bridge build with Ripjaws X....as far as the DRAM itself, my 1st pick for the last year+ has been the Tridents, followed by the Snipers and then the Ripjaws (either X or Z models)
For maximum performance, the G.Skill Trident X series is best. The top fins of the heat spreader can be removed, so they will clear any CPU cooler you have including the Hyper 212 and many larger ones.