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G. Skill Ripjaws Ram install question for new build

Im in the process of doing a new gaming PC build and believe I have all the components figured out that I want, any thoughts would be appreciated.

My question is which would give my best bang for buck performance with Ram I currently have this set up with another set of that same Ram in my current PC that I plan to add to my new build making a total of 16 GB of ram but im wondering if it would be better to just get 2 x 8Gb G.Skill ripjaw x series ram if that would perform better.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rwfMTW
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rwfMTW/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($334.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($82.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Corsair Force Series GT 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.91 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card ($315.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake Chaser A71 ATX Full Tower Case ($117.59 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ Micro Center)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1377.33
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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  1. What is the purpose for this build?
  2. ehh fun and general gaming like skyrim and guild wars 2 and messing around with 3D rendering, mostly just trying to keep around the 1200-1400 dollar range.
  3. Yes, it is best to replace it all because you don't want to get another kit to find out it doesn't work properly, can't reach the rated speed, little problems like that is no fun for anyone.
  4. Best answer
    The 4770K and Z87 chipset have been replaced with the i7-4790K and Z97 chipset. The Corsair CX line of PSUs use capacitors that can fail early when under heavy load. Here is a strong build with the updated CPU/chipset and a higher quality PSU for around $1400.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H110 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($135.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($88.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.24 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($288.29 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1411.40
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
  5. Thank you for the impute! I was unaware of the new upgrade in chipset and the problems with that current CPU so thank you for the info. I am curious if its just a problem with that particular PSU or with corsair PSU's in general? because I see alot of builds that use Corsair PSU.
  6. The different series of Corsair PSUs are CX, GS, CS, TX, HX, & AX/AXi. The CX line is their budget line and you can get better quality PSUs in their price range. The most reliable Corsair PSUs are the upper three series (TX, HX, & AX). I would recommend a PSU from one of those series if you want to stick with Corsair. I currently run a HX650 in my personal PC. An even better option would be to select a PSU from Seasonic. Some of the best Corsair PSUs are made by Seasonic.
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