Looking for RAM for my new build. I can't spend more than $40 and am hoping to get DDR3 1600 or high 8GB of ram. My MB is MSI Z77A-G41. I have the Phantom 410 case so excellent cooling and power won't be a problem with my 650TX Cosair CPU.
When it comes to picking RAM, a lot of it is preference, and then the rest is what the board can handle. Your board can handle up to 1600mhz without overclocking, so if your not going to o/c, there isn't any reason to buy any higher than that. If you don't mind o/cing, then you can go up to 2800mhz(if you have a new 22nm CPU).
As I said before, ram is mainly preference, so you just have to find a brand you like first. Personally I like Corsair. Here is a couple links to some nice RAM