Are the Ares ram the best performance for gaming?

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.
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  1. Between RAM kits of the same spec, there is little difference in performance.

    1600Mhz CL9 1.5v is about the sweet spot for RAM performance and cost right now.
  2. Wicked, thats what i was thinking. the CL i was unsure but i heard 1600 1.5 is good. thanks again.
  3. i will not be overclocking.. just to make that clear. if it makes diff.
  4. If your not overclocking, get a H77 board to save a bit of cash.

    It doesnt make any difference to RAM choice (except maybe for the prescence of aftermarket cooling). Now that we no longer need the FSB to overclock, RAM isn't a factor in CPU overclocking anymore.
  5. i just also realized that i dont know what Model # i need? if that matters.?

    and what does the PC3 12800 mean? what PC3 do i need for Asus p8z77-v lk.


    TY
  6. If i go with that mobo you suggested wont the general speed of things go down? and do the h77 mobos have that fan control like the z77?
  7. It shouldn't matter.

    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.
  8. gonna stick with the asus p8z77-v lk just cause i may need to OC in the future for gaming. i will just buy an unlocked version later when i need to. thanks for yoiur help man :)
  9. Here are the G.Skill Ares Series options:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=600006069%20600006127&IsNodeId=1&Description=gskill%20ares&bop=And&Order=PRICED&PageSize=20

    CL8 is best, then you have two CL9 options.

    Thank you
    GSKILL SUPPORT
  10. Thank you very much. I will be purchasing the

    G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C8D-8GAB
  11. 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.
  12. Yes, no problem at all, it is a perfect combo. Enable XMP and you're ready to go.

    Thank you
    GSKILL SUPPORT
  13. 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 :)
  14. 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.

    Thank you
    GSKILL SUPPORT
  15. Thank you very much again :)
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