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The Right RAM for ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard

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July 10, 2012 10:33:10 PM

I am building a new Machine and I am going to use ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard, paired with a Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor. I would like to order all of the parts at once, but I am having trouble deciding on the correct RAM modules to combo up with this set. I will be honest I really have a very ....very limited understanding of RAM and what all of the numbers and compatibilities are. I know that I am looking for x2 4GB sticks for a total of 8GB with the possibility of purchasing another pair down the road. The usage will be for gaming, and I would like to go wityh either a Corsair or a G.skill Ripjaws product, unless a solid reasoning can be given not to. Can you guys please post some ideas From middle of the road to best for this setup? and if someone feels really generous, explain the numbers a little bit? Any help is appreciated.
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July 10, 2012 10:39:27 PM

Why not get the 3570K? So u can get all the features out of Z77 chipset?
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July 10, 2012 10:40:23 PM

And get a deal on RAM.

G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL11D-8GBSR
Your Price: $49.99
With Promo Code

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July 10, 2012 10:47:32 PM

OOpps I had actually decided to go with the 3570K instead of the 2500K but forgot to update the list. Thank you for the advice on the RAM.
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July 10, 2012 10:51:46 PM


Remember, the RAM deal is limited time offer : )

U just don't get DDR3 2133 in that price often.