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

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July 9, 2012 2:45:19 AM

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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July 9, 2012 3:09:43 AM

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).
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July 9, 2012 3:39:08 AM

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
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July 9, 2012 3:40:40 AM

My own personal preference is G.Skill Ripjaws, but Corsair Vengeance is good stuff too.
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July 9, 2012 3:44:20 AM

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.?
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