First off thanx for any input. The RAM compatibility for this board on their website leaves me???? It's EVGA SLI 1156 board below is the link. I will be pairing it with either an i7-860 or an i7-875k. Both of those say 1333 is the best ram u can use? Allthough i see everybody sig around here with those 2 cpu's seems to have it paired w/ a 1600. So i want 4 gigs of ram @ 2x2...what is the best sticks avail from newegg for me?
by the way my budget for the sticks is about 160.00. I have 800 to spend on this build. CPU,MB,Case,Ram and Heatsinkfan... And I'm using Newegg because Tiger charges me tax in NC. Hopefully I'll be able to get the 875k under my budget w/ ram. otherwise i will go with the 860 lynn
Either set would be a perfect match for your system. Yes its true that the I7s only officially support 1333 RAM but you might as well get the faster RAM since it allows overclocking headroom and better performance for your money.
thanx saaiello... thats all i needed to hear. Got the Corsair xm3 1600 (2x2) and had enough money left over to go with the 875k over the 860
now I just have to put it together correctly when all the parts come in...;)
Hi guys, hope you don't mind if I piggyback on this forum.
I am also researching RAM for my pc. It is a custom job but I am only running 2 gigs on my 64 bit system
My mobo (ASUS M4A785C/CSM) will support 16GB of RAM and I am pretty much aiming to do this with a 4 stick job so as to effectively future-proof it.
Any suggestions for a brand or specific setup you guys would recommend?
esrever, thanks for the fast response. I apologize for not making a new thread - I'm a noob, I know.
Any reason why g skill is so good? I don't know much about it - or RAM in general, for that matter. I was considering corsair dominators, but I am not tied to that. I just wanted to get some opinions before I dive in.