Here are the relevant parts I'm planning on getting: Core i7 920 (oc'd to 3,33ghz), Asus P6T SE
I'm having trouble figuring out what exactly I should be looking for when it comes to memory. I understand that I need to keep the memory voltage below 1.65 or the i7 might fry. I also understand that higher memory clock speeds and lower latencies are better. What I'm not too sure about is how all of these interact. OCZ makes a line of memory which is supposedly 'optimised' for core i7 processors, which I figure is a pretty safe choice. The OCZ PC3-10666 i7 Optimised modules run at 1333MHz with timings of 8-8-8-20 at 1.6 volts. The PC3-12800 modules from the same product line run at 1600mhz at 8-8-8-24 and 1.65 volts. So, the more expensive memory is clocked higher but has higher timings and a higher voltage. Does the clock speed advantage outweigh the timing and voltage disadvantage? Also, the OCZ 'core i7 optimised' memory seems to be a bit more expensive than DDR3 RAM from other manufacturers. Is their any reason to spend the extra?