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What kind of RAM should I get for my computer build?

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March 5, 2014 6:24:59 PM

My computer build.

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/34OaD) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/34OaD/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/34OaD/benchmarks/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i74770k) | $269.99 @ Microcenter
**CPU Cooler** | [Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhd14) | $74.99 @ Mwave
**Motherboard** | [MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z87g45gami...) | $149.99 @ NCIX US
**Storage** | [Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-driv...) | $149.99 @ Best Buy
**Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-h...) | $148.98 @ OutletPC
**Video Card** | [Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-gtx770dc2o...) | $349.99
**Case** | [Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-500rbk) | Purchased For $100.00
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full (32/64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-gfc00019) | $91.77
**Keyboard** | [Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 Wired Gaming Keyboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/razer-keyboard-rz030038190...) | Purchased For $120.00
**Headphones** | [Turtle Beach Ear Force Z11 Headset](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/turtle-beach-headphones-tb...) | Purchased For $30.00
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $1485.70
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-05 21:10 EST-0500 |

I am nearly finished with my build but have not looked into RAM. I plan to overclock parts of my computer components down the road and will use the computer for gaming,video edits, streaming, and just pretty much for everything. What type of RAM will give me good performance during stock/overclocked settings? How much RAM would be necessary for me(running games at 1920x1080p)? And what speed should I be looking for? Preferably, I would like 2x8 Red RAM sticks if possible to match my MOBO but it is not a big deal if it isnt't red. You are welcome to leave suggestions on anything you see on my build and Thanks in advance (:.

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March 5, 2014 6:58:46 PM

I'd look to 2x4GB minimum, 2x8GB preferable, in 1866/8 or 2133/9, the GSkill Tridents are the best I've used with Haswell
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