And if u encode a lot and overnight, faster RAM would be a definite plus.
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.
I already have the i7 870. I am literally researching motherboards as of writing this. I think i'm going to go with the p7p55d-e deluxe.
I have a RAM/Motherboard question. I fried my last p7p55d deluxe (no E). I always thought it was just a static thing. It had 2 x 2gb of ripjaw 1600 in it and I bought 2 x 2gb 1600 more to bump it up to 8.
I just found this in my mobo manual:
"Due to intel spec definition, X.M.P. DIMMs and DDR3-1600 are supported for one DIMM per channel only"
So could I have fried my last mobo because I stuck 4 separate sticks of 1600 in it? All along the only thing I could think of was static. And if I continue with 1600 RAM and want 16GB, then I should put 2 x 8gb sticks instead of 4 x 4gb. Am I right?
To nikorr: I totally agree about a minimum of 16gb, thats my goal.
To abekl: I'm not exactly sure if 8's are supported. I'm looking in the old p7p55d (no E) manual under the qualified vendor lists and actually I don't see any that say 8. CRAP! The E board can take 2200 or 1333 so maybe I should drop to 1333 and go back to 4 x 4gb. I don't even see 2200 on Newegg.
Memory Type: DDR3 PC3-12800, DDR3 PC3-10600, DDR3 PC3-8500, DDR3 PC3-14900, DDR3 PC3-16000, DDR3 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 16GB
Each memory slot can hold DDR3 PC3-12800, DDR3 PC3-10600, DDR3 PC3-8500, DDR3 PC3-14900, DDR3 PC3-16000 with a maximum of 8GB Kit (4GBx2) per slot.*
I'm cool with playing it safe at 1333, however I just downloaded the manual for the new -E board and I don't see any 8's anywhere for any speed RAM. I'm confused. Clearly under "Maximum Memory Supported" it says 16gb. But no where in the manual does it look like its ok to do so. What am I missing?
You're not missing anything. This is a clear case where the right hand doesn't know what the left is doing. The manual states 2 opposing things, and you end up wondering which is reality. Play it safe and go with 4x4, 1333MHz