I am putting together a system but can't make up my mind on the RAM. Sooooo many choices. Don't really understand timing and case latency or the 1.5v vs 1.65v. I'm looking for what most folks probably are - system stability and decent speed. Here's a few possibilities I came up with. Would appreciate any better alternatives or if one of them is a good choice, great. Thanks.
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 with INTEL CORE i7 2600K
INTEL 520 boot drive with WD CAVIAR BLACK 1TB for files
I recommend CORSAIR Vengeance 99% of the time, quality RAM and low profile with XMP profile. And if u will get an aftermarket CPU cooler, low profile is the worry free remedy with perfect fit with any large cooler.
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Vengeance Low Profile heat spreaders have a reduced height of 1.03" (26.25mm). They're designed for high-performance systems with extra-large CPU coolers, small form factor system builds, or any other space-constrained application where standard Vengeance memory might not fit.
$100, not bad. I was undecided between the hyper 212 EVO and the Kuhler 620. the Kuhler costs more but not as many space constraints. But I'm getting an Antec 920 case (which is huge) so will probably go with the EVO for less money. The RAM is pretty much the last thing I'm stuck on.