Which one should I go for?

Hey guys!
I'm building my first pc, and wanted to know your opinions on my choice of ram.
I've decided to get 16gb of ram, however I don't know which one to go for.
So far I'm in between either the:

16G Kit 1600(8Gx2) G.Skill RipJaws-X for $95

16G Kit 1600(8Gx2) G.Skill Ares for $95

I've also heard that the Ares has a problem in which the motherboard detects it as 1333 instead of 1600, which I've also heard can be easily fixed by going into the systems BIOS.
If that's true, I'd appreciate it if someone could explain the steps I'd have to take in order to do so.

Thanks guys!
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  1. The only difference is in the height of the ram.
  2. What motherboard and CPU do you have? The necessary steps to configure settings depend on the type of hardware used.

    Thank you
    GSKILL SUPPORT


    R3ZAA said:
    Hey guys!
    I'm building my first pc, and wanted to know your opinions on my choice of ram.
    I've decided to get 16gb of ram, however I don't know which one to go for.
    So far I'm in between either the:

    16G Kit 1600(8Gx2) G.Skill RipJaws-X for $95

    16G Kit 1600(8Gx2) G.Skill Ares for $95

    I've also heard that the Ares has a problem in which the motherboard detects it as 1333 instead of 1600, which I've also heard can be easily fixed by going into the systems BIOS.
    If that's true, I'd appreciate it if someone could explain the steps I'd have to take in order to do so.

    Thanks guys!
  3. gskill support said:
    What motherboard and CPU do you have? The necessary steps to configure settings depend on the type of hardware used.

    Thank you
    GSKILL SUPPORT


    I will be getting a Gigabyte GA-Z77x-UD3H for a motherboard
    and my CPU will be the intel i7-3770k LGA1155 Ivy bridge
  4. gskill support said:
    What motherboard and CPU do you have? The necessary steps to configure settings depend on the type of hardware used.

    Thank you
    GSKILL SUPPORT



    Hi!
    Im building PC right now too.
    Would like to buy GSkill memory, but not sure about model...
    I have AMD FX-4170 CPU with GigaByte GA-GA-990FXA-UD5 board...
    I want 8Gb memory KIT (4Gb x 2)..
    1866 or 2133Mhz....
    Could you recommend me something form GSkill products??! Thank you!!!
  5. Enable XMP and it should be ready to go. Or you can manually input DRAM frequency, timings, voltage, and it will be the same.


    R3ZAA said:
    I will be getting a Gigabyte GA-Z77x-UD3H for a motherboard
    and my CPU will be the intel i7-3770k LGA1155 Ivy bridge
  6. Here is a very good memory kit for that CPU and motherboard:

    G.Skill F3-14900CL8D-8GBXM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231538&Tpk=gskill%208gb%201866

    Don't forget you need to manually input settings or enable DOCP/EOCP for optimal memory performance.

    Thank you
    GSKILL SUPPORT


    Lincx said:
    Hi!
    Im building PC right now too.
    Would like to buy GSkill memory, but not sure about model...
    I have AMD FX-4170 CPU with GigaByte GA-GA-990FXA-UD5 board...
    I want 8Gb memory KIT (4Gb x 2)..
    1866 or 2133Mhz....
    Could you recommend me something form GSkill products??! Thank you!!!
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