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Which RAM for 1156 mobo

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June 20, 2010 11:25:11 AM

I am having the hardest time picking RAM, but I guess that's because there are so many choices. Here is what I am looking at.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I know I want higher speeds and lower timings, but what about voltage? What difference does it make if one set is 1.5V and the other is 1.65V?

Also, will any of these get in the way of the Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus that I will be using? The ripjaw series has some heatspreaders, and I am worried they might run into the heatsink/fan.

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June 20, 2010 2:54:29 PM

The G.SKILL Ripjaws 4GB DDR3 1600 (PC3-12800) F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM would be my choice. Good speed and latencies.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

About the voltage, the lower the better. The most important thing is not to buy anything above 1,65V.

There is no problem between the ripjaws and the Hyper 212. Here you have a video from a guy who has the same configuration: http://crazymotion.net/extreme-pc-for-gaming-by-ketzer/...
June 20, 2010 4:06:16 PM

Thanks man. That makes things a bit easier. I think I will go with that RAM.
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June 20, 2010 4:16:45 PM

Henry Chinaski said:
The G.SKILL Ripjaws 4GB DDR3 1600 (PC3-12800) F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM would be my choice. Good speed and latencies.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

About the voltage, the lower the better. The most important thing is not to buy anything above 1,65V.

There is no problem between the ripjaws and the Hyper 212. Here you have a video from a guy who has the same configuration: http://crazymotion.net/extreme-pc-for-gaming-by-ketzer/...


I was considering orienting my fan in the North-South direction due to the fact that I have two fans exhausting from the top of my case. But it looks like it won't fit that way. Is that correct?
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June 20, 2010 4:59:18 PM

touchdowntexas13 said:
I was considering orienting my fan in the North-South direction due to the fact that I have two fans exhausting from the top of my case. But it looks like it won't fit that way. Is that correct?


Yes, It's correct. You have to set the cooler pulling the air to the rear fan.
June 20, 2010 5:02:42 PM

Henry Chinaski said:
Yes, It's correct. You have to set the cooler pulling the air to the rear fan.


Well that's not too much of a loss I guess. I just thought that having two exhaust fans on top that it would be better to orient the cooler/fan in that direction as well. it probably won't make much of a difference anyways though.

Thanks for all your help man!
June 21, 2010 2:42:41 PM

Henry Chinaski said:
The G.SKILL Ripjaws 4GB DDR3 1600 (PC3-12800) F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM would be my choice. Good speed and latencies.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

About the voltage, the lower the better. The most important thing is not to buy anything above 1,65V.

There is no problem between the ripjaws and the Hyper 212. Here you have a video from a guy who has the same configuration: http://crazymotion.net/extreme-pc-for-gaming-by-ketzer/...



Why not ECO series?

RipJaw F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM ( http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=243 )
CAS Latency 7-8-7-24-2N
Speed DDR3-1600 (PC3 12800)
Test Voltage 1.6 Volts

ECO F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO ( http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=247 )
CAS Latency 7-8-7-24-2N
Speed DDR3-1600 (PC3 12800)
Test Voltage 1.35 Volts

Both of them have the same Latency and Clock speed, but the ECO series use 1.35v.
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