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July 29, 2012 11:19:17 PM

I'm looking for 2X4 (8 GB total) or RAM. I'm unsure of what RAM I should get. Based on the reading I've done, I believe I should get low profile RAM.
I'll be overclocking to 4.0 Ghz. I'm not doing anything with the RAM or video card though (unless I have to).

Here's the parts I have so far:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card 02G-P4-2678-KR

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop Hard Drive Bulk/OEM - WD1002FAEX

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD Hard Drive: Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-148-...

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a c 115 å Intel
July 29, 2012 11:53:51 PM

G skill 1866 sniper series
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July 30, 2012 12:26:58 AM

G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR
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July 30, 2012 12:39:21 AM

If your not planing on OC your ram then no point in getting 2133 or 1866 ram as you would need to go into your bios and set it to the correct timings for it to even run right it's not hard to do but if you prefer not to then i would recommend any of these take your pick

Ram:Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:G.SKIL Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9B
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996995
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:SAMSUNG 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model MV-3V4G3D/US
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 30, 2012 1:05:55 AM

Hi, you are spending a lot of money on motherboards and CPU, you should get a high end cooler as well. say Noctua nh d14. Get a low profile ram, not one with tall heat sinks
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July 30, 2012 1:15:22 AM

CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO
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July 30, 2012 1:24:27 AM

The COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO is a very good impressive aftermarket cooler especially for the price if he only plans on OC to 4.0GHZ no reason to get the NH-D14 when the EVO gets the job done it's not good for OC past 4.2GHZ though allot on the forum claim it can handle 4.5-4.7ghz with ivy i can personally vouch it's totally false not sure why people tell such stories or what the point or benefit they get out of it but nevertheless it's false i personally test allot of different heat sinks for my work and so far only a few can keep ivy bridge temps decent when OC beyond 4.5GHZ
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July 30, 2012 1:26:26 AM

I'll be overclocking to 4.0 Ghz. he stated.
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July 30, 2012 1:35:29 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
I'll be overclocking to 4.0 Ghz. he stated.
Yeah i seen so i think there no reason he needs to switch that to the NH-D14 when the EVO will get the job done @ 4.0 Ghz
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July 30, 2012 4:13:43 AM

OK, I decided on this. The 2X8 are so cheap as well but I really don't think I'd ever need 16 GB so no point in wasting money:

Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a c 115 å Intel
July 30, 2012 1:31:43 PM

Laptop Memory

Your link shous laptop memory.
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August 1, 2012 1:15:36 AM

Thank you for pointing it out. I don't know how that happened. The correct link is now up.
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a c 115 å Intel
August 1, 2012 1:26:24 AM

Decent choice.
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August 1, 2012 1:48:43 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Decent choice.


Decent, not good? From what I understand my processor would make the G.Skill 1600 instead of the 1866. However, I need to manually set it to 1866 in BIOS?
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August 1, 2012 1:57:50 AM

It's a good ram choice.
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August 8, 2012 1:56:04 AM

Best answer selected by majax.
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August 8, 2012 1:59:19 AM

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