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Alright so I'm building a full enthusiast computer and need RAM suggestions.
Full pC specs so far:

Maximus IV Extreme
I7 2600k
2x MSI GTX 580 Lightning Extreme
Corsair AX1200
Corsair H80(maybe,just maybe)
Crucial M4's
NZXT Phantom

Now,as you can see, I'm going for maximum performance, as I'm looking for 3D Surround.What I Want to know, what would be the best enthusiast RAM for the I7 2600k? I have been STRONGLY leaning toward Corsair Domintor GT, but I'm so unsure. Help please?cool.gif
post #2 of 12
Dominator GT is not a good choice. Get this kit, it's the same price but rated for 2133mhz instead of the Dominator GTs which are only 2000mhz (which isn't even a divider for Sandy Bridge). It's also better than the other Dominator GTs by a longshot.
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40-50 dollars of budget DDR3-1600 CL9.
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I have any kind of budget in mind. Just,anything w
Than can equvilate to 8 gigs
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For sandy bridge 1600mhz is the sweet spot. Higher latency wouldn't lead far improvements for daily usage of computer, it will be greatly noticeable only on benchmarks. Try sticking with 1.5v or lower so there will be some room for overclocking. Hope this helps smile.gif
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The dominators are triple channel, they wouldn't work with your Sandy Bridge. You need a dual channel RAM. Get the Vengeance if you're headed to Corsair, best value for money. Otherwise move to G.Skill as Dopamin advised.
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Think I can stick a Thermaltake Frio on that bad boy without it covering slots?
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Originally Posted by Weezernation;14349914 
Think I can stick a Thermaltake Frio on that bad boy without it covering slots?

Should be okay...

Get the Low Profile RAM if you are really paranoid. I've seen people fit normal RAM under to Noctua so it can't be that bad.
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1) No reason to get a $360 motherboard. The $250 Asus WS Revolution is the same exact board. A regular old P8P67 Pro will do the trick just fine if you don't plan to go over 2 GPU's in SLI (it'll actually be the same, since the NF200 chip adds latency, whereas native 8x slots have almost none).

2) 1200w PSU is stupidly overkil. An 850w is already more than enough. 1200w will handle quad SLI 580's.

3) RAM wise, anything 1600, CAS9 or better will be just fine. Just pick any 2x4GB kit of RAM, and you're golden. Seriously, RAM makes little to no difference at all on SB setups.

With the money saved from the above items, get a better cooling setup (Rasa RX240 kit anyone???), and maybe, just MAYBE upgrade those GPU's into the 3GB models. smile.gif
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post #10 of 12
Go with ASUS p8P67 Pro as pioneer suggested.

G.Skill 1600MHz with 7-8-7-24
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231431
or
G.Skill 1600MHz with 9-9-9-24
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

Also why i7 2600k if this is just for gaming and regular use get the i5 2500k?
Though if your using it for Video editing or anything that takes benefit from hyper threading go with the i7 2600k

And yes a 850w will be enough you could even get a 750w
http://www.overclock.net/power-supplies/1045231-phaedrus-quickndirty-psu-calculator.html
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