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November 8, 2012 8:51:12 PM

Is this cheap ram? or should i wait till cyber monday for better deals?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/sectors/category/deal-of-the...



I will be pairing it with this motherboard

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z77pro4


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November 8, 2012 9:34:37 PM

Yeah, wait for cyber monday. That's about par for the course - aim for DDR3 1600MHz ram.
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November 8, 2012 10:36:30 PM

It is expensive if it does not work.

You want documented ram compatibility. If you should ever have a problem, you want supported ram.
Otherwise, you risk a finger pointing battle between the ram and motherboard support sites, claiming "not my problem".
One place to check is your motherboards web site.
Look for the ram QVL list. It lists all of the ram kits that have been tested with that particular motherboard.
Sometimes the QVL list is not updated after the motherboard is released.
For more current info, go to a ram vendor's web site and access their ram selection configurator.
Enter your motherboard, and you will get a list of compatible ram kits.
While today's motherboards are more tolerant of different ram, it makes sense to buy ram that is known to work and is supported.

That price is nothing special for 1333 ram.
1600 ram will not cost much more.
Faster than that is not really worth it.
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