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December 5, 2012 1:44:43 PM

These are the types which I was looking forward to get for my new PC:

http://www.corsair.com/en/memory-by-...a2133c11b.html

http://www.corsair.com/en/memory-by-...4a2133c9r.html

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233252

http://www.corsair.com/en/vengeance-...x2133c11r.html


Any help would be appreciated.

P.S. Feel free to recommend me any other type but keep in mind that the channels have to be 4 x 4.

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a b } Memory
December 5, 2012 1:55:24 PM

Hmm, all 4 of those links are broken.

However without knowing the specs of your CPU my answer is going to be pretty general.

16GB (4 x 4GB) like you mentioned.
1600 or 1866MHz
9-9-9 timings for 1600MHz
9-10-9 timings for 1866
1.5V

Kingston, G-SKill, Corsair

Other things to keep in mind. If you have a large HSF (heatsink / fan) on your CPU, you might need low profile RAM.
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a b } Memory
December 5, 2012 2:54:06 PM

They work.

The only difference between 2 and 4 is the color.

1 has the best performance.

3 is good if you have a large cooler.


Out of those 4 kits, I would go with 1.
December 5, 2012 3:15:57 PM

Alright man, thanks a lot. I guess I'll go with the first one.

My cooler is a Noctua NH-D14 SE2011.
a b } Memory
December 5, 2012 4:17:31 PM

You may actually need to go with #3 with that cooler. Does the cooler extend over any of the RAM sockets on the MB?
December 5, 2012 4:54:26 PM

itzdanielp said:
You may actually need to go with #3 with that cooler. Does the cooler extend over any of the RAM sockets on the MB?


Got no idea. I haven't bought any of the pieces yet, but I will in a few days ... Anyway what's the worst that can happen ?
a b } Memory
December 5, 2012 5:41:01 PM

You won't be able to use 1 or 2 of the closest slots to your CPU because the fins on that cooler (it is massive) will block you from putting the RAM in, unless you get the low profile (link #3) heatsinks.
December 5, 2012 6:17:46 PM

Ahh, dammit, isn't there any way to avoid that ? I really want the RAM from the first link as more guys recommended it to me :\
December 5, 2012 6:52:08 PM

Having a full tower computer case may help in this situation ?
a b } Memory
December 5, 2012 6:59:04 PM

Yes, you should be fine.

Having a large tower will make the cooler fit inside with the door closed, but it will not help the clearance between the fins of the cooler and the motherboard where the RAM sits.
a b } Memory
December 5, 2012 7:06:44 PM

Noctua on their product pages include RAM compatibility guides, just an FYI (another reason I love Noctua).
a b } Memory
December 5, 2012 8:38:48 PM

Corsair, Kingston, and G-SKill are all extremely good brands. Any products those 3 companies make are very solid.

December 6, 2012 10:02:04 AM
December 6, 2012 10:06:11 AM

Dammit, the links are broken again. Look only at the cooler ones.
a b } Memory
December 6, 2012 1:46:58 PM

Yes. the cooler will fit with no problem.
December 6, 2012 5:42:18 PM

Alright dude, thanks for the help.
a b } Memory
December 6, 2012 6:40:57 PM

No problem
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