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May 2, 2012 3:58:27 AM

Hello,
I am looking at purchasing the Asus P8Z77-V DELUXE motherboard and the Intel 3770K i7. I do not know which ram to buy. This is what the motherboard supports

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z7...

4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 2800(O.C.)/2600(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.
* Refer to www.asus.com or user manual for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).

I want to find ram that will be stable and fast. Obviously there is no point to get this board to buy 1666 ram? (tell me if im wrong)..
I dont know as much as i should about ram timing/latency and frequency vs latency vs performance and need a professionals help on which ram to choose which will support the motherboard the best.

Here is a Link to the QVL..the list of supported RAM..this was updated 4-12-12

http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA1155/P8Z77-V_DEL...

i am pretty sure there is ram that this motherboard will support thats not on this list since it has not been updated recently.

i completely understand that high performance ram for this build will cost atleast 100-200 dollars... Im find with 8gb or 16gb..i know 8gb will be more than enough..but dont really mind to have 16 if its not significantly more... Please help me..I need to order this build ASAP..got to get ready for diablo 3!!
I will most likely be purchasing from newegg.com..Thanks!!
May 2, 2012 4:11:14 AM

You have put to much thought into this. Go buy some gskil ripjaws 1600mhz ram and be happy. You will never see or be able to tell the difference from faster ram.
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May 2, 2012 5:21:57 AM

cbrunnem said:
You have put to much thought into this. Go buy some gskil ripjaws 1600mhz ram and be happy. You will never see or be able to tell the difference from faster ram.



why would i do that when i could pick a 2100mhz ram with cas 8..it will perform better and ram costs almost the same...
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May 2, 2012 2:14:59 PM

Peshybutter said:
why would i do that when i could pick a 2100mhz ram with cas 8..it will perform better and ram costs almost the same...


http://www.anandtech.com/show/4503/sandy-bridge-memory-...

there is no barely no difference.

Buy what you want but your not going to see any returns on the extra money spent.
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