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8 GB DDR3 for 2500k

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October 8, 2011 8:34:23 PM

I'm torn between 2 pairs of 8 GB DDR3 RAM.
What do you think it's best for my 2500k build with a gigabyte z68x-ud4-b3 ?
Do you have other suggestions for memory?

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October 9, 2011 4:53:04 PM

those are not available in my country
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October 9, 2011 5:34:16 PM

Any Corsair or G.Skill 1333 or 1600 MHz 2x4GB kit should do. Just make sure its heatsinks don't block the CPU cooler :)  The price for such a kit should be $50-60. That's all you need to know to get some good RAM.
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October 9, 2011 5:42:53 PM

PM/It depends IF you plan to 'someday' add more RAM.

The F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL are fine, but when using 2 Kits for 4x4GB often they'll only run together at DDR3-1333 Frequency.

Both the Corsair sets listed CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B and CML8GX3M2A1600C9 are fine, I would choose the CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B only because I know they'll run together in a 4x4GB and at Rated Frequency/CAS and there's 'some' room for OC'ing above Rated.

I do also like the Kingston HyperX T1 KHX1600C9D3T1K2/8GX but at least in the USA are out of production/discontinued. Also the G.SKILL F3-12800CL7D-8GBXH - you need to manually set the DRAM Voltage to 1.60v but they're really fast but expensive.

However, yeah IF you can get the F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM that's best.

Though I 'sort of' agree with Thomas's article, here's some additional and 'rated' sets -
October 9, 2011 6:44:13 PM

I don't plan to add more ram to the setup.Would of liked to oc it a bit but doesn't matter that much. Thank you for your replies :)