Budget RAM 4GB DDR3 suggestion

Hi all, I am rebuilding an older system and just found out that my old RAM much older than I originally thought, so I am upgrading to DDR3.

So far this is what my system looks like:

CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 445 Rana 3.1GHz Socket AM3 95W
MB: Asus M4A77TD
GPU: GIGABYTE GV-R577SO-1GD Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit
RAM: ???

Monitor: ASUS VH236H Black 23" 2ms
Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper TX3

Other part I already have from old buid

I am looking to stay below or as close to $100 as possible, the cheaper the better without sacrificing quality.

I was looking at
CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333

Please let me know what you all think. Comments on memory choice are what I'm looking for, but anything on the overall build is welcome too.

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  1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227558

    that's an insane deal for RAM - its ddr3 1600 with good timings and its DIRT cheap price! sure the ram is ugly as sin, but really doesnt matter.

    I'd highly reccomend goign with GTX460. It's far superior to 5770 and only costs $50 more.
    Thaat card is on sale extra 10% off until tommorrow. So right now its only $206 dollars - steal!
  2. Wow I didnt see that RAM that is a great deal, as for the GTX460 Im trying to keep this build on the cheap and turn it into a HTPC in a year or so when I build a much more powerful rig. Plus I like the audio passthrough HDMI capabilities of the 5770

    Thanks for the reply
  3. OCZ seems to have had some major QC issues with its memory recently so i have stopped recommending them. Gskill kits are pretty good, if you go slightly over 100, this gskill eco kit is fast, low voltage, and seems to be one of the best value DDR3 kits

    Of the four you posted i would go for the Gskill ripjaws for their lower voltage than the corsairs. Voltage is generally raised to increase stability so lower voltage is better.
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