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Old June 23, 2016, 09:14 AM
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I'm wondering how critical it is for me to buy higher frequency memory for X99 if I plan to overclock the CPU, but don't care about the memory? I am still in the purchasing phase and don't want to shoot myself in the foot by buying lower frequency RAM if it turns out that a decent CPU OC requires faster clocks on the RAM as well... But the difference in price is astronomical in some cases.

I currently have an MSI X99A Krait, and will likely be buying a 6800k CPU... And I'll be cooling with a Dark Rock Pro 3, so will likely need to buy Corsair LPX for clearance purposes.
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Old June 23, 2016, 09:51 AM
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I would aim for the 2800 -3200 range. Not sure about BroadE but for HasE that was plenty fast enough. I'm using this kit PNY Anarchy X 16GB (4 x 4GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2800 (PC4-22400) Desktop Memory Model MD16GK4D4280016AXB - Newegg.ca
which is onsale at newegg.ca for $130 right now. The HS aren't all that tall.
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Old June 23, 2016, 01:10 PM
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I noticed the LPX 16GB 3200 kit on sale at NCIX for $139.99, so I ordered some. Should be fast enough I would hope.

Corsair Vengeance Lpx 16GB 4X4GB DDR4-3200 1.35V XMP2.0 CL16 Memory Kit - Black - CMK16GX4M4B3200C16 - NCIX.com

Just have a CPU and GPU to buy now... everything else is purchased.
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Old June 23, 2016, 01:45 PM
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GL with the build, that ram will be fine. Good eye on the sale
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