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Old September 8, 2011, 05:56 PM
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hello im building a new rig with a i7 2600k + Asus P8Z68-V PRO Z68
atm i have some ddr3 ocz but i want to upgrade to 8 gig and wondering if anyone can point me in the direction of what decent ram to get. im mostly using the rig for gaming if that helps

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Old September 8, 2011, 06:09 PM
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Any DDR3 ram would be fine. If you want to get that Noctua cooler you will want to get some low profile ram...anything that doesn't have big heatspreaders on it to avoid fitting conflicts. Something like these Newegg.ca - CORSAIR 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMV8GX3M2A1333C9


edit---you could combine all these posts into one big one in the New Build forum and get all your answers in one place at the same time.
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Newegg.ca - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9

Got the 4x4gb kit but decent ram, LP for clearance and 1.5v for sandy.

Pretty much same kit as Perry listed but with spreaders.
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Gaming? Cheapest kit you can find with heat-spreaders.
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Old September 8, 2011, 08:04 PM
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Any DDR3 ram would be fine. If you want to get that Noctua cooler you will want to get some low profile ram...anything that doesn't have big heatspreaders on it to avoid fitting conflicts. Something like these Newegg.ca - CORSAIR 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMV8GX3M2A1333C9


edit---you could combine all these posts into one big one in the New Build forum and get all your answers in one place at the same time.
ye good point mate about putting them into a new build thread. and your right about the heat spreaders the ones i have on the ddr3 atm are high so im sure there would be conflict
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Newegg.ca - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9

Got the 4x4gb kit but decent ram, LP for clearance and 1.5v for sandy.

Pretty much same kit as Perry listed but with spreaders.

i think irl be going down the lines of this kit then dont mind payin the extra, do they do better or would that be all i would need


something like this 16GB DDR 3 CORSAIR VENGEANCE | eBay

sorry for all the questions just never really had a clue about ram and timings etc
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Old September 9, 2011, 07:53 AM
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This is one of the best kits for the money out there right now IMO Newegg.ca - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
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