RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I prefer 2 sticks for 16gb total - as opposed to 4 sticks of 4gb each for example
I'm totally clueless on RAM speeds and timings, etc... are these compatible? Any other good suggestions?
Fan: Hyper 212+... used before, seems ok and should be sufficient with only minor overclocking and a full tower with high air flow?
Think I'll drop the P8Z77-V PRO and switch to P8Z77-V.
Looking through supported RAM, I see no 2 x 8gb setup - only various 4 x 4gb. I realize not all supported configurations may have been tested to date, but is it a safer bet to just go with one of their supported 4 x 4gb configs?
I was always under the impression 2 x 8gb would perform better than 4 x 4gb and with 4 slots, it would be easier to upgrade if 2 slots were kept free.