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Best Memory for my 2500k build w/ OC

I am getting ready to build a new machine and was wondering what RAM would be the best. I would like to OC the 2500K up to the 4.5 range, but have never OC'd before. I am unsure where memory comes into the picture.

My future system is:

CPU: Intel 15-2500k

Mobo: AsRock P67 Extreme4

Cooler: ZALMAN CNPS9900MAX-B

Case: NZXT Tempest EVO

PSU: CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-750HX 750W

GPU: MSI R5770 Hawk Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5

I would like to install at least 8GB, preferably 2x4gb setup.
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    Memory doesn't matter for overclocking with Sandy Bridge. Also, save a bit of money by getting the CL9 version as the lower timings make almost no difference. DDR3-1600 is Sandy Bridge's sweet spot.

    I suggest one of these two memory kits:
    G.Skill Ripjaws X 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1600 CL9
    Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1600 CL9
  2. LFS...once again you answer my question quickly. You are the best!

    I actually looked into the Vengeance beforehand, put them in the cart.

    Thanks man..

    Will those huge fins get in the way of a Hyper 212+ on an AsRock P67 Extreme4?
  3. No thanks necessary ... it's what I'm here for.

    That cooler is pretty narrow, so if it interferes with any slots at all it would only interfere with slot 1 -- which you wouldn't be using anyway. You'll be using slots 2 and 4 (the white ones) so you should be fine.
  4. Sweet! I cant wait for the replacement 1155 boards!
  5. Best answer selected by potzy81.
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