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May 2, 2014 5:42:08 PM

Hey guys, I have a Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H mobo. Wondering if I should order Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 16GB DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) $154.99 or go with G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) $159.99

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a c 99 } Memory
May 2, 2014 5:46:30 PM

I only use Gskill , best in the business in my opinion.
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a c 99 } Memory
May 2, 2014 5:47:37 PM

Haswell likes the faster ram jump up to 1866 or 2133.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $159.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-02 20:47 EDT-0400)


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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $149.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-02 20:48 EDT-0400)
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a c 1942 } Memory
May 2, 2014 6:08:07 PM

Agree with SR-71, I used to use tons of Corsair, but have been primarily going GSkill for about 5 years now, they consistently have stronger sticks and are the leaders in coming out with the newer faster sticks, not to mention continuslly breaking their own reecords for DRAM speeds ;) 
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May 2, 2014 7:08:12 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

that's the mobo I ordered. Now, I'm new at this PC stuff. Doing my first build. So I appreciate the help. I was assuming since under specs it says Memory Standard DDR3 2933(O.C.)/1600/1333, that I had to use RAM with those same numbers (1600 or 1333) you're saying go with 1866 or 2133.

I will be using a i7-4770 (no K)
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a c 99 } Memory
May 2, 2014 7:10:04 PM

Your board supports this from Gigabyte site.

Support for DDR3 3000(O.C.) / 2933(O.C.) / 2800(O.C.) / 2666(O.C.) / 2600(O.C.) / 2500(O.C.) / 2400(O.C.) / 2200(O.C.) / 2133(O.C.) / 2000(O.C.) / 1866(O.C.) / 1800(O.C.) / 1600 / 1333 MHz


http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...

Your board will support the ram I linked.
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May 2, 2014 7:17:20 PM

Does the O.C. mean over clocked? I'm way too new to know anything about doing that. Should I just go ahead and order the G. Skill sniper you listed? 2133 or 1866 ?
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a c 99 } Memory
May 2, 2014 7:20:04 PM

Both will run fine and is easily enabled in the BIOS , get the 2133.
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May 2, 2014 7:23:06 PM

Alright. Hey man I appreciate you helping me out. Wish this Noob PC builder some luck haha
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a c 99 } Memory
May 2, 2014 7:24:04 PM

You will do fine , if you need more help stop back in.
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