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Need RAM help on new i5 Build

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January 11, 2011 3:19:52 PM

I have the following parts I am going to get for a new build

i5 2500k
asus p8p67 pro
eVGA 570sc

plus all the other goodies, but my question is on RAM, is CAS latency important, do I want high or low? I see on newegg(where I prob will get this stuff) that there are some of the ripjaw and others that say they were designed for the new i5 and i7 chipsets and mobo's....

guess I would like some suggestions on ram (4gig probobly) that will work good with this processor and mobo.

thanks in advance:-)

oh, and OCing may happen, but for now I just want a solid system that works good and plays games flawlessly:-)

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January 12, 2011 1:18:02 AM

The G. SKill Ripjaws are backordered everywhere from what I have read. There is nothing wrong with Kingston...low return rate and from my experience, it is stable. Price is also reasonable. I got 8GB for under a $100.
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January 12, 2011 1:21:22 AM

Eagle Eye_54 said:
The G. SKill Ripjaws are backordered everywhere from what I have read. There is nothing wrong with Kingston...low return rate and from my experience, it is stable. Price is also reasonable. I got 8GB for under a $100.

Available at newegg in my link above!
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January 12, 2011 1:35:04 AM

I have used tons of these at $84 for CAS 6
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But these can be had for $64
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

At CAS 7 I like these for $84 and $89
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But these can be had fo $45
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

At CAS 8, these are hard to resist at $25
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

At CAS 9, I'd jump on these Corsairs for $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Look at the brands you are comfortable with, have given you good support, had low return rates (Mushkin and Corsair top my list) and pick the price point that serves you needs best. Start here:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

And do your shopping by seeing what deals you like by selecting the CAS number on the left and seeing what strikes you in each category.
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January 12, 2011 2:47:26 AM

Remember that OCZ has stopped making RAM, so I'd be reluctant to buy them. Besides, there is a reason they stopped selling RAM.
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