What ram to go with this setup& stuff you probably dont like to answer

this is my first post i hope im in the right forum.

for my next build i plan on getting
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131642 <--- asus rampage 3 extreme
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115223 <--- the assumed ungodly unnecessary six core i7 980x processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103089 <--- the v6gt heatsink with upgraded 150cfm(each) Delta brand 120mm fans
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835213006 <--- said 150cfm Delta brand 120 x 120 x 25 mm fans
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163154&cm_re=silverstone_raven-_-11-163-154-_-Product <--- i already have this case and have upgraded all the fans in it being the 3 180mm bottom fans switched to 150cfm fans and the top exhaust fan with a Delta 240cfm(i friggin love this case)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121382&cm_re=5870-_-14-121-382-_-Product <--- i also already have an asus R.O.G. matrix 5870

BUT the ram...... what ram to get with those rig??? this has been my delima for the past month or 2

specifics : i want 12 gigs, no junk brands like gskill and patriot, try to keep to stuff that would work with the stuff i plan on using.(stuffy stuff, good stuff for bettering stuff)

i would prefer to have 3 x 4gb sticks so in in the future i can upgrade to 24 gigs, although i was told that with triple channel 3 x 4 gig sticks would be better than 6 x 2gb but sticks i have no idea. some random person on l4d2 and i got into conversation one night and he told that matching your g-card (s) memory clock and ram speed(whatever speed as long as they are matched he said) will boost performance, its not somthing i have my heart set on doing but i definitely want to "try" it.

right now im considering
and a bunch of different Kingston sets since they sell lots of 3 x 4gb 1333 sets (when i try what the l4d2 guy told me im gonna try it at 1333)

i read the "read before posting" thing about ram (ALL OF IT) but im still confuse about latency and timings, some of the kingstone ram looks shady since some done tell what there timings are(not that i would know what good ones were anyway).

time to discuss? lets do it!
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  1. Here's a couple good articles that give a look at i7 9xx performance with RAM at various frequencies and timings:

    You consider gskill junk?
  2. Do you OC? These RAM of Corsair is very cheap for DDR3 2000. Although it runs at 9-10-9-27.

  3. Another good choice is the Corsair Dominator series e.g.:


    All our PCI-E workstations have Corsair RAM with the Airflow fans

    If you go with this XMS3 instead: CMX12GX3M3A2000C9
    you can purchase the Corsair Airflow fan separately:

    + there are comparable fans available from third-parties now.
    At Newegg, search for "RAM fan":


  4. hmmm i had looked at corsair and didnt know they had a 3 x 4gb set(yay!) and that one is at #1 on the list of ones i might get.
    as for that review about i7 cpus and ram it says "According to Intel, the Core i7 processor only officially supports---> DDR3-1066<--- memory" and on newegg for the i7980x it says

    With the integrated DDR3 memory controller, the Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition processor enables three channels of---> DDR3 1066 MHz<--- memory, resulting in up to 25.6 GB/sec memory bandwidth. Plus the memory controller's lower latency and higher memory bandwidth delivers amazing performance for data-intensive applications.""""

    and on my mobo details it says "Memory Standard DDR3 2200(O.C.) / 2133(O.C.) / 2000(O.C.) / 1800(O.C.) / 1600 / 1333 / 1066"
    now with those to lines of details does this mean that 1066 speed will work best with that cpu or that i have over clock to get to 1333 or 1600? or will 1600 and under work at that speed right as i install the stick and anything over has to be manually overclocked?

    im not an experienced O.C.'r since i my current rig will crash if i go above the stock 3.2ghz or try to up my G-card to 1000mhz engine clock and 1300memory clock(gets artifacts and crashes) they dont overheat at all in fact they crash before they get near to the usual gaming temps, using bios to overlock kinda scares me i usually just use ai suite or catalyst control center to change clock speeds
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