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Memory for ASRock Z77 Extreme4

Hello,
As the title states I am looking into what memory to get for my ASRock Z77 board that I will be using in an upcoming build.
I have 2 questions about memory. Would I be better off to go with 2x8gb or 4x4gb? I also was wondering if I would have to get low profile memory sticks because I will be using the Cooler Master 212 Evo?
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  1. How much are you willing to spend on a kit?
  2. Most I want to spend is right around $100.
  3. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226191

    I went in and put two of those in the cart and totaled at 95$. its 16GB if you get two of those^. Mushkin makes good RAM.

    Or... Or.. here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231534

    I might would get that my self.
  4. Rockdpm indicated two excellent choices - I am very partial to the GSkill RAM...I use it in all my builds.

    One thing to keep in mind - it is always best to buy a "kit" containing all the RAM you are installing - as they will all be from the same production run.

    I see all too often where RAM is added after the fact - either mismatched RAM (different Manufacturer and/or Model) or the RAM is from a different production run. The first mismatch will create issues 99% of the time, the second 50% of the time.

    Since RAM is inexpensive as compared to other components - always buy the kit. If you are upgrading, best case scenario for the old RAM is to repurpose it in a machine as a complete kit....don't just add extra sticks.
  5. ronintexas said:
    Rockdpm indicated two excellent choices - I am very partial to the GSkill RAM...I use it in all my builds.

    One thing to keep in mind - it is always best to buy a "kit" containing all the RAM you are installing - as they will all be from the same production run.

    I see all too often where RAM is added after the fact - either mismatched RAM (different Manufacturer and/or Model) or the RAM is from a different production run. The first mismatch will create issues 99% of the time, the second 50% of the time.

    Since RAM is inexpensive as compared to other components - always buy the kit. If you are upgrading, best case scenario for the old RAM is to repurpose it in a machine as a complete kit....don't just add extra sticks.

    So your saying just go ahead and buy a full 16GB kit whether it be 4x4GB's or 2x8GB?
  6. ill go for 2x8, save the extra slots
  7. Either kit is good - you have 4 slots. You shouldn't get 2X8GB now, and then add 2X8GB later....so either kit will do just fine - get the one that is less expensive.

    In the two that were suggested, one was a 2X4GB kit X2, the other a 2X8GB kit...I would suggest the 2X8GB just to be 100% certain that you get a matched memory set....Just my opinion.
  8. Yea i agree with Ronin on this
  9. Alright I will most likely end up going with a 4x4gb kit. Okay and for my second question do you think I will have room for a tall heat sink on my memory with the 212 Evo? I was originally looking at these 2 sets.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231549
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145347
    I just don't know if the large heat sinks will fit under my cooler
  10. The GSkill Ares are 1.30 inches tall. The Corsair Vengence is slightly over 2 inches tall.
  11. ronintexas said:
    The GSkill Ares are 1.30 inches tall. The Corsair Vengence is slightly over 2 inches tall.

    What would you recommend out of those two? I am leaning toward the GSkills
  12. ARes gets my vote. But Corsair makes good ram kits
  13. Best answer
    I would get the GSkill Ares - not because there is a big difference in quality/performance - but because of the size.
  14. Best answer selected by brogz42.
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