Iam about to get this settup and was wondering exactly what type of ram to get so please feel free to tell me or send me a link to find out whats the best CAS timings and whatever else applies to ram in regards to performance. thanks here is my settup.
CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($86.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($134.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
-Video Card: EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card (389.99 @ Newegg)
-Memory: G.Skill Ares 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory what CAS timing should i get not going to be overclocking.
Not sure entirely myself, but from what I have seen looking around it always correlated to the frequency. That means 1600Mhz.
The P8Z77-LK will support between 1333Mhz and 2400Mhz+. That 1600Mhz kit will be fine.
The H77 chipset is the same as the Z77 except you cant overclock. It is likely you will lose some features since your coming off the enthusiast platform, but that will come down to the board you pick, not chipset.
Sorry i just want to know if that ram
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C8D-8GAB
will work fine with the Asus P8Z77-v lk Motherboard. I wasn't sure if you specified that or not.
I'm sorry but iam having a very hard time finding this for some reason.. wondering if you could tell me if my motherboard the Asus P8Z77-v lk defaults at 1600? or when i go to install xmp in the bios will it just tell me there what it has defaulted too... 1600 or higher maybe? thanks so much again this is great
Yes, the memory will default to DDR3-1600 CL11. Once you enable XMP, under AI Overclock Tuner of Advanced Mode, the system will automatically configure settings to DDR3-1600 CL8/9, whichever you purchased. Save, exit, then everything is ready to go.