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I bought my 2600k chip a few weeks back from microcenter. I have been waiting on them to see if they would stock the ASUS P8Z68-V Pro Motherboard but after several different answers I come to suspect that it will be awhile before they do. So I am placing an order with newegg for my board & was looking at there memory as well so figured I might as well order it at the same time. Question is what would be my best memory to purchase i see the corsair vengence for good price so thought i would go with it but do i want 1600 9 9 9 24 or somthing different? Im new to overclocking im not going to go wild i just want to clock a bit & it be stable.
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SB 2600k 4.4Ghz ASUS P8Z68-V PRO Gigabyte GV-R6870C-1GD, HD 6870 2x4Gb G.SKILL Ripjaws-X @ 1600 CL8 
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post #2 of 6
RAM speed is not even much of a factor anymore with Sandybridge. I've seen people overclock these chips with ValueRAM, but of course heat spreaders on these blow.

DDR3 1333 or 1600 is fine...G Skill Ripjaws are popular and Corsair Vengeance are decent enough too.
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Core i5 2500K @ 4.6GHz 1.34v Asus P8P67 B3 2GB XFX Radeon 6950 (Shaders Unlocked 880/1375) 8GB G Skill Ripjaws 1600 
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1TB Samsung F3, 2TB WD Green Asus DRW-1814BLT Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Westinghouse LVM-37W3 
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Trying to stay close to $300 on order ...mb & memory ill check the price of the ripjaws i think they were a bit higher is why i looked at the vengence. I know ill be over $300 but just trying to draw the line somewhere.. But anyways looks like the 1600 i looked at would work then. I didnt know about the speed stuff ive been lurking here for a bit & I seen the 1600 9 9 9 24 alot in the sigs as well as other builds I just wanted to be sure..
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SB 2600k 4.4Ghz ASUS P8Z68-V PRO Gigabyte GV-R6870C-1GD, HD 6870 2x4Gb G.SKILL Ripjaws-X @ 1600 CL8 
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While i am posting, has any one heard when maybe some of the other case manufacturers will be going to internal usb 3 ?? Was looking at the haf x or the phantom cause i dont care much for the looks of the hafx but like the features. The phantom.. last i looked it didnt have usb3. I see some case's slowy being upgraded but dont want to jump on a case before they catch up to the mother board makers. I see the haf932 has internal usb3 but it lacks some features that the hafx does.
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SB 2600k 4.4Ghz ASUS P8Z68-V PRO Gigabyte GV-R6870C-1GD, HD 6870 2x4Gb G.SKILL Ripjaws-X @ 1600 CL8 
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post #5 of 6
I have those speeds and timings with the Ripjaws I got. The Corsair Vengeance is more or less the same thing. Seriously, there is very little benefit in going with super fast RAM or with RAM with tighter timings when it comes to SandyBridge.

It's all about the CPU....just hope you get a better than average OCing 2600K. Some owners find their chip can't even get past 4.5GHz without too much voltage. I needed 1.34V for 4.6GHz on the my 2500K, while I've seen others manage that with only 1.3V. I'm sure with better cooling, I can get better, but I'm happy with what I have right now.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 2500K @ 4.6GHz 1.34v Asus P8P67 B3 2GB XFX Radeon 6950 (Shaders Unlocked 880/1375) 8GB G Skill Ripjaws 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Samsung F3, 2TB WD Green Asus DRW-1814BLT Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Westinghouse LVM-37W3 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 2500K @ 4.6GHz 1.34v Asus P8P67 B3 2GB XFX Radeon 6950 (Shaders Unlocked 880/1375) 8GB G Skill Ripjaws 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Samsung F3, 2TB WD Green Asus DRW-1814BLT Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Westinghouse LVM-37W3 
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post #6 of 6
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Ok going to put the order in for my MB & Ram Just want to double check. I do see the Ripjaws are popular & look to have shorter heat spreaders for less problems with a cooler. I would like them to be blue to match other components so ... these will work ok for my 2600k correct? 1600 8-8-8-24 or should I stick with my orginal thoughts the corsair vengence 1600 9-9-9-24? Sorry if im beating a dead horse I just dont want to screw up on ordering & I want the best performance & stability for the buck

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145345
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
SB 2600k 4.4Ghz ASUS P8Z68-V PRO Gigabyte GV-R6870C-1GD, HD 6870 2x4Gb G.SKILL Ripjaws-X @ 1600 CL8 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
F3 SpinPoint 1TB LiteOn Win 7 64Bit Home Prem Samsung Sync Master P2350 
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Keys U See Corsair GS600 Corsair Obsidian 650D MS Intelillipoint 3000 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
SB 2600k 4.4Ghz ASUS P8Z68-V PRO Gigabyte GV-R6870C-1GD, HD 6870 2x4Gb G.SKILL Ripjaws-X @ 1600 CL8 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
F3 SpinPoint 1TB LiteOn Win 7 64Bit Home Prem Samsung Sync Master P2350 
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