I'm looking to use a triple channel memory build in my PC and I was wondering if I should stick with 1066 memory. After narrowing my options on Newegg (240-Pin DDR3 --> 1066 --> Triple Channel) I have a total of 4 options. Which leaves me to go with this option = http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I don't have a problem with Kingston, but there is different memory I would rather use and when deciding on what motherboard to use for my build I want to figure out what type of memory would be acceptable in conjunction with the i7 960 Processor. What do you guys recommend?
It is faster, cheaper and by a reliable memory brand. There is no reason for heatsinks unless there is some kind of extreme overclocking case. Also, memory is the lowest performance/cost ratio component in your system. Unless you are really tweaking your system as the best, or your applications require a lot of memory throughput then there is no point in getting more expensive memory that is slightly faster.
On the Intel website it lists memory specifications for the i7 960 as DDR3-800/1066
Do not be concerned about this. Someone else might be able to explain about this better.