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

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December 3, 2013 11:36:53 PM

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

    i7 4770k
    asrock fatal1ty killer
    sdd 256gb for OS
    8tb in hdds
    850w 80gold PSU
    gtx460 GPU (till I can afford to upgrade to gtx770)
    main monitor (daily) Wacom cintiq 24HD (most of the budget went here LoL), second monitor (gaming ) vizio 3d 42" 1080p tv, sony 3d display also an option. and looking into a cheap secondary 17"-19" monitor for photoshop/AE/Pr/ tools.
    not looking into SLi just a 770 / 780 in about 2-3 months.


    I'm not looking that much into OC, might do it for novelty, but not necessarily
    this is a 3D/1080p/2D gaming rig, also work loaded with adobe suite Ps and Ae/Pr editing, and 3D modeling maya/discreet.
    I will upgrade aprox. in 1-2months to 32gb of ram.

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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December 3, 2013 11:42:03 PM

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 :) 
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December 6, 2013 1:28:31 AM

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
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December 6, 2013 7:45:51 AM

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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