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    Default What RAM to get

    I have replaced most things in my computer since moving to the 2600k so now I am in need of new memory. (my existing RAM is in my system profile)

    The question is, what to get?

    Board: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 4 DDR3 (with support for Dual Channel) slots available for up to 32Gb
    CPU: 2600k
    Heatsink on CPU will be the Corsair H100 early this coming week.

    I use Photoshop extensively for my photography and therefore more memory is better than less so I'd be looking at 16Gb as a starting point made up preferably of 2 8Gb sticks.

    So, memory Guru's - advise me please on make and model to get.

    thanks in advance

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    Default Re: What RAM to get

    This is the memory it supports ; DDR3 2133/1866/1600/1333/1066 - I would go to the GSkill site and choose the best 1.50V memory they sell. Great board. Its a little pricy but worth it. I would love to have one. I would also look at this kit. Its only an 8gb kit but its made for the Z-68.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233183 Corsair

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    Default Re: What RAM to get

    Thanks Alan, will look at these modules.

    Onto the motherboard, I went from the ASUS P6X58D Premium board to this Gigabyte board and for the most part I am pleased, however there are a couple of issues that are very frustrating.The first is how it so often defaults back to standard settings when you have done nothing more than a reset due to frozen graphics (while OC'ing the graphics card. So you have to then start over and reset your OC settings in BIOS again. The second and worse problem is the continual boot loop that it sometimes gets into, this on my board can only be resolved by a CMOS battery removal, which in turn can only be done by removing my two graphics cards.

    One issue that is becoming more evident with motherboards these days is the proximity of the larger video cards to each other. I have two Sapphire HD6970's and they sit about 3mm apart when installed. Due to this I have overheating issues that I am trying to resolve, and currently the only way for me to solve it is to seperate the cards to the primary 16bit slot and using the 8 bit slot instead of the other 16bit.

    One thing I did try which didn't help, was nominating the second PCIe slot as the primary thus allowing for intake of cooler air rather than directly off another card. It didn't really help. A lot of the issue is with a cramped case (NZXT Zero2) and poor airflow.

    A simple solution would surely be to make the 1st and 4th slots on this board the PCIe 16's and the two between ones the PCIe8's.

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    Default Re: What RAM to get

    OK - so which of these two are the better to get?

    16Gb is what I am aiming towards and am looking at:
    G.Skill RipjawsX F3-17000CL11Q-16GBXL


    DDR3-2133 PC3 17000 16GB(4GB x 4)
    CL 11-11-11-30-2N 1.5V


    or this lot G.Skill RipjawsX F3-17600CL9Q-16GBXLD


    DDR3-2200 PC3 17600 16GB(4GB x 4)
    CL 9-11-9-28-2N 1.65V


    Thoughts on this set? Alternate Suggestions?

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    Default Re: What RAM to get

    This is one impressive kit ~LL~. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231462 Also expensive but if you can make it work ( money wise) go for it. Nice build by the way. I would love to see some pics while you are building it.

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    Default Re: What RAM to get

    I like Kingston. Can`t you find some Kingston ram?
    Seeing those Ripjaws, i start dreaming again! Those are nice and for sure you get what you pay for. But for me 600$ are a bit too much for some ram sticks.

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