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What memory should i buy for a ASUS Z97-A + 4790k ?

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June 6, 2014 9:34:14 AM

Hi everyone !
I am planning to upgrade my computer and take a new cpu(4790k) and a new motherboard(ASUS Z97-A).
But I will also need 16go (2x8go) of ram and i don't know which one is better because they are so many parameters .
What memory do you think would be best for mainly 3D rendering and a bit of gaming.
I have a budget of 200 euro( 280 dollar).

Please excuse me english is not my native language.

Thank in advance.

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June 6, 2014 10:37:42 AM

High speed memory really only matters with the Haswell IGP (built in GPU). The same applies to AMD APUs.

If you have a discrete GPU, high speed RAM isn't beneficial over 1866.

So I would just get something like one of these:

Tom's recently did a nice review of Haswell RAM and the Mushkin Redline did very well for cost and overclocking. I've also had very good personal results with G.Skill RAM.
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June 6, 2014 10:50:53 AM

Gaming not so much, but the rendering will take advantage of fast DRAM and Haswell scales to faster sticks, with your CPU and mobo combo I'd look at the Gskill Tridents in 1866/8 or 2133/9 in a 2x8GB config, a secondary choice would be the Snipers in 2133/9
June 8, 2014 8:54:04 AM

Thank for you response !