Memory suggestion for asrock z77 extreme 4

Hi everyone I'm not sure whats the best ram to get for gaming purposes for the asrock z77 extreme 4 Mobo.

This is the mother board I'm looking to buy: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

This is the Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

I'm also looking at a GTX 670 to be placed with these components.

Thanks for the help.


Additional Info:
USA
Under $120
Mainly Gaming
Looking for the best Ram speeds and compatibility with MOBO.


Thanks very much! :sol:
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  1. 1600 and 8GB is all you need for gaming. Really, 1600 is all you need for pretty much anything. Take your pick (pretty much the same other than how they look).

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
  2. Thanks everyone I appreciate the help
  3. are all of these choices compatible with the motherboard though?
  4. Yes they are compatible. I will add one more set.
  5. 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 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233196
    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.
  6. If u get an after market CPU cooler, u can OC to 4.4GHz with ease : )
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus120mm CPU Cooler
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065



  7. BTW, with that CPU, RAM doesn't really matter.


    RAM speed comparison - We're looking at a less than 2% difference from the fastest to the slowest.


  8. Best I've found for your Combo (same as mine) in 2x4 is the 2133/9 Snipers

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231518

    2nd best would be the 2133/9 Ripjaws X

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231689

    both are very fast, and provide greater bandwidth than 1600 sticks, will be good for near future as more games become more memory centric, also good for other - apps, browsing etc
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