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Is G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory good?

This is my build:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/WQ3HP6
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/WQ3HP6/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97M-HD3 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($77.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($63.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSC0B DVD/CD Writer ($12.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) ($89.88 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($259.99 @ B&H)
Total: $1249.79
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-13 17:46 EST-0500
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  1. Best answer
    - 2x4 memory sticks will perform better at dual channel than a single stick.
    - You'll get a lot better gaming if you scrap the SSD and use the money for a GTX 970 instead, especially with a 144hz. monitor
    - The case you picked won't have working USB 3.0 on the front panel and the video card is too big for it. You should pick a different case.
    - The motherboard you picked does not support SLI so you don't need a 750 watt PSU. An EVGA 550-650 G2 is plenty.

    This is how I'd do it-

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Micro Center)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.50 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($104.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($45.88 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB SSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card ($319.98 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSC0B DVD/CD Writer ($12.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) ($89.88 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($259.99 @ B&H)
    Total: $1261.17 after rebates
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-13 18:19 EST-0500
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