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.
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.