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Help choosing memory 16gb 2x8gb, pc12800 for i7 4770k with asrock fatal1ty killer

Hello, as the title says, I'm looking for a good overall memory in the sub $150:
my setup:


I used pc part picker and gave some interesting options.
I searched for:
16gb 2 modules of 8gb, PC3-12800, CAS 9 (really don't know much about CAS).

any recommendation or advice will be welcomed.
thanks in advance.
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    Whites your budget?

    If budget friendly then go for 2x8GB G.Skill Ripjaw X
    if not then go for 2x8GB Corsair Dominators, or 2x8GB Corsair Vengance
    Also you may want to check out some mushkins too :)
  2. With the Z87 would look at GSkill Snipers or Tridents in 2x8GB - and prob up to 1866 if budget allows, the Haswell scales well to DRAM,

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/7364/memory-scaling-on-haswell
  3. Thanks, I went with G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 CL9, thanks tradesman1 for the article, I was going for the tridents for $144 just when I added them to the cart, they went out of stock, I picked the ripjaws over because of the 1866-CL9 against the 2400-cl11
  4. They do go fast, 2400/11 vs 1866/9 is basically the same performance wise, but the 2400 have greater bandwidth - the 2400 sticks easily run 1866/9 sometimes even down to 8, but the 1866 sticks seldom can OC up to 2400 - generally up to 2133/10-11
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