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June 24, 2014 8:41:54 AM

This is my planned build:

MB- GIGABYTE GA-G1.Sniper Z97 LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU- 4970k devils canyon / CORSAIR H80I COOLER
Graphics- 2 GTX 570SC
RAM - G.SKILL Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-2400C10D-16GTX
SSD- 128 GB SAMSUNG 840 PRO

My question is if there will be any issues using the 2400 memory versus the 1600 that the 4970k cpu memory specs call for.
I've read that 1600 memory doesn't compliment the 4770k hasswell cpu's as well as the 2400 memory.
I understand, i'll be using the 4970k but don't see much difference except for base clock and overclocking.
Aside of price, Would it be beneficial to go with 2400?

MOBO and Ram took a crap in last rig, thats why im using the older 570 gtx.s and ssd.

Thanx for any advice



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June 24, 2014 9:09:47 PM

1600 is entry level, if in the budget I'd definitely go the 2400, I've been using 1866 as entry level for client builds going back to Ivy Bridge, it won't give you great gains in gaming prob a few FPS (up to 9-10 maybe) but will shine more in multi-tasking, working with video, images, VMs, any DRAM intensive software or things using large data sets...and the Tridents are great sticks, bought the 32GB set of 2400 back in May of 2012 when they were released and have been running strong ever since ;) 
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June 25, 2014 7:13:37 AM

My biggest concern was with random lockups. I've never had much luck with memory. Tired of constantly wondering when my rig would lockup .Im not so much concerned with fps but the multitasking definitely is a bonus. I appreciate your help, THANK YOU:) 

Tradesman1 said:
1600 is entry level, if in the budget I'd definitely go the 2400, I've been using 1866 as entry level for client builds going back to Ivy Bridge, it won't give you great gains in gaming prob a few FPS (up to 9-10 maybe) but will shine more in multi-tasking, working with video, images, VMs, any DRAM intensive software or things using large data sets...and the Tridents are great sticks, bought the 32GB set of 2400 back in May of 2012 when they were released and have been running strong ever since ;) 


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June 25, 2014 8:18:19 AM

No worries!
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