RAM for Asus Maximus V Extreme


I recently was given a Maximus V Extreme, it's far beyond what I actually need but because it was given to me I rather keep it than sell it on.

I've been looking at RAM for the board but my head is absolutely swimming with recommendations and reviews. I currently own the Corsair Vengenace 4Gb CML4GX3M1A11600C9 for my current board. I was thinking about getting 2 x 8Gb sticks of the same model but didn't know if it was 'good enough' for the board?

The other option was to get the G.Skill F3-1600C7D-16GTX, but then I didn't know if the modules were compatible with the board. I would assume they were.

EDIT: I forgot to mention that I am thinking about purchasing the Noctua NH-D14, I would assume that the G Skill modules are too high and may impede on the Noctua?

Could any of you recommend some good modules for the board?

Many thanks.
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    i would pick G-Skill for the best performance-price ratio. Check out this one:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Memory: G.Skill Trident X 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($164.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $164.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-10 12:29 EDT-0400)

    Just remove the heat spreader from above and you will rock your board with these sticks. Yes, they are compatible with Noctua NH-D14 cpu cooler fan. For more info, go through the link:

    Good luck :)
  2. Depending on CPU, may want to think even 1866/2133, regardless the Tridents suggested above are a great choice, have 32GB of the 2400 sticks in my IB 3570K build
  3. Thanks for the replies guys, I picked up the F3-1600C7D-16GTX and they should arrive this week!

    Cheers again.
  4. Let us know how you like 'em ;)
  5. glad we could assist :)
  6. Just coming back to this.

    The ram is unbelievably quick. Thank you for the recommendation guys. One thing I will say, it was really difficult to remove the screws on the heat sink. I actually worn the screws down trying to do it :(

    It wasn't too bad though because I just moved the fans up on the Noctua, so I have the heatsinks still on the ram.

    Thanks again guys!
  7. No worries, great sticks!
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