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October 2, 2012 11:37:44 PM

Hello,

I am going to be buying a Asus Sabertooth Z77 and with all the different memory speeds I just get over-whelmed.

There's not really a budget but since I am only looking at getting 8GB let's go with... $80 max. Not including shipping.

I won't be overclocking the memory (or CPU) until I put in liquid cooling, which I do have plans on doing next year.

I was thinking of getting CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) but I am not sure if I should get memory with a higher speed.

Any help is appreciated.

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October 3, 2012 1:10:46 AM
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Memory is the kind of thing that you need and if your doing certian things you need more of it but as far as it affecting performance it takes a back seat to the video card and the cpu. So in most cases any ram will do and you won't notice any difference between gatting 8gb of 1333mhz and 8gb of 1600mhz. There is a difference bit it's not as noticeable as getting different video cards or different cpus.
Corsair has come out with a new model of ram and the looks are pretty good and if you want to get some good looking and good performing ram then you can take a look at this set.

CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMD8GX3M2A1600C9
$77.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Used to be that people were getting 1333mhz and that if you wanted a better speed that performed well they went with 1600mhz. Now it's everybody getting 1600mhz and those that want a higher speed are going with 1866mhz.

CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model CMD8GX3M2A1866C9
$89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I was looking at this set myself.
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October 3, 2012 3:20:29 AM

Inzone's advice is spot on.

I would avoid the memory you chose only because of the tall heat spreaders. I just don't like the idea of it possibly interfering with my CPU cooler. For that reason I limit myself to low profile versions of the same memory when there's a choice.

my choice of 1600 MHz memory:
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) $42.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

my choice of 1866 MHz memory:
CORSAIR Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) $53.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 8, 2012 1:09:06 PM

draven714 said:
Hello,

I am going to be buying a Asus Sabertooth Z77 and with all the different memory speeds I just get over-whelmed.

There's not really a budget but since I am only looking at getting 8GB let's go with... $80 max. Not including shipping.

I won't be overclocking the memory (or CPU) until I put in liquid cooling, which I do have plans on doing next year.

I was thinking of getting CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) but I am not sure if I should get memory with a higher speed.

Any help is appreciated.


Go to ASUS' site and check the compatibility of the memory for the Sabertooth Z77. This board supposedly only supports two memory configurations. Just found out the hard way over the weekend...

http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA1155/SABERTOOTH_...
October 21, 2012 6:45:29 AM

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