Compatibility Question

I'm currently in the process of building my first computer in years, so I'm a little rusty on the current technology and I had a quick question I was hoping you guys (and gals) could answer for me.

I recently purchased a mobo/cpu combo from newegg

mobo -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131366

cpu -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103649

Now I'm looking to get some RAM for it. I was looking at -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145224

My only concern was that under the features it says "Compatible with Intel Core i7 series CPU for Intel X58 Motherboard". Will that still work with the setup I have, or no? Or if anyone has some suggestions for better RAM, or better bang for my buck please let me know.

Thank you in advance,

Tylor
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  1. The DDR3-1600 will work fine for you but you have a dual channel MB. You selected Tri-channel memory. Buy in pairs. 2 x 2GB should be good for you.
  2. Ha. What a fool... I didnt even notice that, thank you for pointing that out for me.

    How about -
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146777

    People seem to be fairly pleased with it, but is it worth the xtra money from
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231193


    Thanks,

    Tylor
  3. If I knew I had clearance with the HSF I would choose this RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231259
    The mushkin has one step lower CL but takes more voltage to get there.
  4. For any ram you are considering, do your own homework.
    Go to the ram vendor's web site, and access their configurator.
    Corsair, Kingston, Patriot, OCZ and others have them.
    Their compatibility list is more current than the motherboard vendor's QVL lists which rarely get updated.
    Enter your mobo or PC, and get a list of compatible ram sticks.

    Here are a few links:

    http://www.crucial.com/index.aspx

    http://www.corsair.com/configurator/default.aspx

    http://kingston.com/

    http://conf.ocztechnology.com/index.php?c=1

    http://www.patriotmemory.com/configurator/index.jsp

    Cpu performance is not very sensitive to ram speeds.
    If you look at real application and game benchmarks(vs. synthetic tests),
    you will see negligible difference in performance between the slowest DDR2 and the fastest DDR3 ram.
    Perhaps 1-2%. Not worth it to me.
    Don't pay extra for faster ram or better timings unless you are a maximum overclocker.
  5. Thank you indeed for your responses. I've been looking into it a little more, and I was wondering if there was anything wrong with G.Skill RAM, it seems to be priced very well for the product.
  6. tjlpurdy said:
    Thank you indeed for your responses. I've been looking into it a little more, and I was wondering if there was anything wrong with G.Skill RAM, it seems to be priced very well for the product.


    I tend to favor Corsair and Patriot for their support.
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