I'm currently in the middle of planning a major upgrade to my current system. I will be going for an Intel socket 1155 p67 Motherboard and the thing is, I'm kinda stumped on which RAM to buy to go with the motherboard. I know its DDR3 i need, but id like some advice on which manufacturer to go with and which model. Another factor for me to consider is that i am wanting to do some overclocking on the i5 2500k chip that ill probably be purchasing to go with this build, and because of that, id obviously need a good aftermarket cooler. This is the part where i start to get worried because the RAM that Ive been viewing on www.overclockers.co.uk all have crazy heat sinks on them and I'm a bit concerned that fitting the aftermarket cooler is going to be an issue because of this. That's why i came to you guys (the pros)
So, id very much appreciate it if you could:
1. recommend which RAM to buy (preferably a DDR3 Dual channel kit 8GB)
2. Recommend a quiet/silent yet effective aftermarket cooler around the £40 - £50 mark
3. make suggestions on my Motherboard choice / let me know about any other good boards around the same price.
The products i have been looking at are :
Motherboard - Asus P8P67 PRO Intel P67 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard ** B3 REVISION **
Motherboard - Asus P5Q - Pro LGA775
CPU - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 2.66Ghz
Ram - OCZ DDR2 800Mhz Gold
GPU - Sapphire AMD HD 4850 1GB (I'm Upgrading to an HD 6950 on Friday)
PSU - Jeantech Storm 700w Modular
Case - Antec 1200
HDD - A Couple of Hitachi Desk stars
OS: Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
Will be playing games such as Crysis 1/2/Warhead, BF3 MW3 and guild wars 2 (when its released).
Will be completing the WHOLE upgrade process before Christmas
Thanks for any help in advance. I really appreciate it.