What RAM do you recommend? (brand, x gb, etc)

What kind of ram do you guys suggest? I am building my computer and I'm trying to decide what ram should I get?
My specs:
HDD: WD WD1002FAEX 1TB Caviar Black HDD
SSD: Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500k
MB: ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe Intel Z68
PSU: Corsair Enthusiast TX V2 Series 750-Watt
GC: EVGA GeForce GTX 580 1536MB GDDR5
CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro H100 CPU Liquod Cooler
Optical Drive: Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST
SD: HT | OMEGA eClaro
Case: Antec Nine Hundred Two V3
Monitor: ASUS VS248H-P Black 24"
Lastly, do you think my build is good? My primary uses are gaming, watching vids, surfing the web, and fighting a losing battle of learning Python.
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  1. One company you can try out or do some research about is G.Skill. I use G.Skill now and in the past. I really like them.

    I would recommend at least 8GB @ 1600MHz (you can go higher or lower depending on your budget if you want, it's up to you, but I would spend a little extra for faster speeds myself).

    Here are you motherboard specifications:


    Your computer looks pretty good to me.
  2. i would grab 8GB of ddr3 1600, from who ever sells it for the least.
    you wont notice any performance differences between companies. and there is barely a difference in performance between ddr3 1333 and ddr3 2133 (about 3% in games)
    i get ddr3 1600 due to it only being a couple dollars more expensive than the "intel recommended" ddr3 1333.
    i have never ran into ram dont doesnt work on my motherboard but i know others do. you can check your motherboards compatibility chart if your worried.
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