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Need a good low profile RAM.

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December 31, 2012 8:21:06 PM

Hey everyone, I'm preparing a new build and I have no idea about what RAM I should choose. My CPU is going to be an i7 3930k and my mobo an Asus Rampage IV Extreme. Also I should mention that I'm going for a Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 cooler ( huge one ), so I believe that the RAM needs to be low profile. Please make me some suggestions but bear in mind that I want something with big speed ( 1600 - 1866 - 2133 - 2400 MHz). The price doesn't matter. :) 

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January 1, 2013 12:12:19 AM

G.skill and Corsair both make good LP RAM. I personally have Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB 1600Mhz low profile RAM. Just make sure it's 1.5v or less and has decent timings. Perhaps this: http://amzn.com/B006E065O0
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January 2, 2013 2:26:06 AM

Redneckz said:
Oh, damn me, I forgot to mention that I need 16 GB of RAM, not 8. Here are a few models which I got recommended.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'd like something with more MHz though, if possible. ( both of these have 1600 )


I would get the Vengeance then. I wouldn't bother getting faster RAM than 1600, it has almost no effect on performance and it doesn't matter much anyways, since you're getting an Ivy Bridge i7, the Ivy Bridge CPUs don't support RAM faster than 1600. Also, the second RAM you listed is actually 2133Mhz, but I wouldn't get it as it's 1.65v RAM, which will void your CPU's warranty and may not even be compatible with your mobo.
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