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Best Memory for my 2500k build w/ OC

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February 26, 2011 8:29:51 PM

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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a c 78 } Memory
February 27, 2011 3:31:53 AM

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
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February 27, 2011 6:17:09 AM

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?
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a c 78 } Memory
February 27, 2011 1:54:29 PM

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.
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February 27, 2011 2:44:14 PM

Sweet! I cant wait for the replacement 1155 boards!
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February 27, 2011 2:44:43 PM

Best answer selected by potzy81.
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