What RAM would be best for this build? 1600Mhz vs higher

MOBO: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 — $155.00

CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K — $249.00

GPU: 2xEVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB FTW in SLI – $1058.00

SSD: SanDisk Extreme SSD 120GB — $129.00

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB ST2000DM001 — $125.00

Case: NZXT Phantom USB 3.0 Case Black — $169.00

PSU:Silverstone Strider Plus 750W — $129.00

This is a gaming orientated build which might be used for 3D gaming and movie watching. I am planning on using water cooling possibility and came across this ram:
Kingston HyperX KHX2133C11D3W1K2/8GB Water Cooled 8GB kit — $89.00
DDR3 2133MHz, 11-12-11, Unbuffered, 1.6V, Non-ECC, Limited lifetime warranty

It is there a benefit to this RAM? Is over-clocking going to affect performance ? is there better RAM? Which speed should I choose 1600Mhz? 1866Mhz? 2133Mhz?

I know this is a hard question, but would like to make all the right decisions in this build.
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  1. For gaming purposes, 1600 is plenty. There's no benefit in gaming at all to anything higher. There's really not much benefit period, unless you happen to use a RAM disk (which you would need a lot more RAM than 8GB to accomplish).
  2. DJDeCiBeL said:
    For gaming purposes, 1600 is plenty. There's no benefit in gaming at all to anything higher. There's really not much benefit period, unless you happen to use a RAM disk (which you would need a lot more RAM than 8GB to accomplish).


    Okay, so what RAM would you suggest, as there is various brands
  3. My own personal preference is G.Skill Ripjaws, but Corsair Vengeance is good stuff too.
  4. DJDeCiBeL said:
    My own personal preference is G.Skill Ripjaws, but Corsair Vengeance is good stuff too.


    Yeah but which one there is heaps of ram, like over 8 1600Mhz with different timings i.e. 9-9-9-24 or 8-8-8-24! which ones to pick etc.?
  5. These exact ones are the ones that I use. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428 but you can use the regular Ripjaws too.

    As far as latency goes, there's not a lot of advantage to anything better than 9-9-9-24.
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