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  1. #1
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    Upgrading pc (pretty much building), looking for input on which ram to get (2x8gb)

    EDIT: Decided on 2x8gb for now and IF I end up needing more than 16gb can just get 2 more of the sticks later on.

    I'm in the process of rebuilding my pc and I've decided on everything except the ram so far. The list will be broken down to what I have and what I plan on buying.

    Have:
    • Graphics Card: EVGA GTX 680
    • CPU Heatsink: Noctua NH-D14
    • Hard Drives: 1x 1tb 7200rpm hard drive and 3x 2tb 7200rpm hard drives
    • OS: Win 7 Ultimate x64

    Going to buy:
    • Motherboard: EVGA Z77 FTW
    • CPU: i7 3770k


    Now onto the ram. I want to get a 2x8gb DDR3 kit with 1600mhz or higher speed preferably. I haven't bought ddr3 ram in a few years and when I did it was triple channel for the first gen i7 so I am out of the loop when it comes to ram. So any suggestions on what is some good dual channel DDR3 ram would be greatly appreciated. I'm looking for around $140-220 but will consider higher prices if it's very good ram.

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    Velocity Vips
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    Quote Originally Posted by thajuggalo View Post
    I'm in the process of rebuilding my pc and I've decided on everything except the ram so far. The list will be broken down to what I have and what I plan on buying.

    Have:
    • Graphics Card: EVGA GTX 680
    • CPU Heatsink: Noctua NH-D14
    • Hard Drives: 1x 1tb 7200rpm hard drive and 3x 2tb 7200rpm hard drives
    • OS: Win 7 Ultimate x64

    Going to buy:
    • Motherboard: EVGA Z77 FTW
    • CPU: i7 3770k


    Now onto the ram. I want to get a 4x8gb DDR3 kit with 1600mhz or higher speed preferably. I haven't bought ddr3 ram in a few years and when I did it was triple channel for the first gen i7 so I am out of the loop when it comes to ram. So any suggestions on what is some good dual channel DDR3 ram would be greatly appreciated. I'm looking for around $140-220 but will consider higher prices if it's very good ram.
    Here is a handy chart: CHART

  3. #3
    Velocity Vips
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    Not really. The chart only goes to 2.6 ghz, and he's going for a 3.5 ghz.

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    Patrick Bateman
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    Why spend more on the 3770k when the 3570k is perfectly fine

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    I got the little guys of these Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GXM

    I run 4x2gb. I them set to 1333(those are 1600). My 2600k is overclocked to 4.8 Ghz and they have been rock solid for me.

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    Patrick Bateman
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
    I got the little guys of these Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GXM

    I run 4x2gb. I them set to 1333(those are 1600). My 2600k is overclocked to 4.8 Ghz and they have been rock solid for me.
    I like these.....more clearance Newegg.com - G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GSR

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxim View Post
    Why spend more on the 3770k when the 3570k is perfectly fine
    It's most likely going to be bought with xmas bonus money, so don't mind spending the $100 more. I also let my friend use my pc for highly intensive video editing/rendering and I plan on diving into 3d modelling soon in the future so figured I'd just stay with the i7 for now.

    More clearance is definitely a plus with the Noctua cooler and after looking at reviews, I think I'm going with the G.SKILL Sniper ram.

    Thanks for the input all!

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