Best 2x4 8gb memory to pair with sandy bridge 2600k?

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I'm working on a new build and was wondering the communities input on what the best memory would be to pair with the following:

Intel Sandy Bridge i7 2600k
ASUS P8P67 PRO
Nvidia gtx 570

The computer is going to be used as higher end main stream/ enthusiast gaming and game developing computer.
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  1. Check asus website for it's qvL listing for tested ram.
  2. Normally I'm a huge Corsair fan, but I must admit G.SKILL's new Ripjaws X is pretty darn good. I would look at the 1866 MHz DDR3, apparently I wasn't the only one they're all sold out.

    G.SKILL http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=%22ripjaws+x%22&x=24&y=35

    Hope that helps.
  3. jaquith said:
    Normally I'm a huge Corsair fan, but I must admit G.SKILL's new Ripjaws X is pretty darn good. I would look at the 1866 MHz DDR3, apparently I wasn't the only one they're all sold out.

    G.SKILL http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=%22ripjaws+x%22&x=24&y=35

    Hope that helps.



    so would the ram have to be clocked? Or would it be a plug n play operation?
  4. Since there's no manual published, typically you set the AI OC Tuner -> XMP, and if needed the DRAM Frequency -> DDR3-1866MHz.
  5. jaquith said:
    Since there's no manual published, typically you set the AI OC Tuner -> XMP, and if needed the DRAM Frequency -> DDR3-1866MHz.



    Cool thanks.

    I'll keep you in mind so when I run into ram issues I'll give you a shout...
  6. Yep, I was correct; see this video ~6:00 minutes in -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppRzv1tKRyE Linus was first incorrect then 'remembered' and changed his presentation correctly.

    Good Luck!
  7. Newegg has some gskill ripjaws 2 x 4gb sticks for $79.99 after rebate with email promo code; runs at 1333 at 1.5v leaving some room for overclocking at 1.65v.
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