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post #1 of 7
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To start off, here's what I'll be using for my rig.





I'm not sure what RAM to get. I know I want DDR3 1600, but that's about it. (and it's gotta be 1.5V for the sandybridge cpu)

What's
-most reliable
-lasts the longest
-most stable
-most trusted

I don't care about price. If the RAM I chose is good, tell me. If it isn't, gimme an alternative and tell me why.

EDITEDITEDIT:
I found this badass ram (I think it's BA), but I'm using a z68 mobo (right?)... help (does this mean I can't use p67 ram?)

I'll prolly get 32GB of this or so. You know. Modest amount.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231445
Edited by marbleduck - 8/9/11 at 5:11pm
 
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post #2 of 7
The G. Skill is very nice, but I think you want to stay dual channel, so either 2x4GB and 2x2GB kits to equal 12GB or just go 4x4GB kit to have 16GB.
post #3 of 7
why 3 DIMMs, dont you want to run these in Dual channel.......?

RAM is fine, G.Skill rams are very good.......
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post #4 of 7
Just saw your edit. Your mobo only has 4 ram slots, so you will need to get 8GB sticks to reach 32GB.
post #5 of 7
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Oops. Herpa derpa. Yeah, so I'll prolly just go with 16GB. It's not like I *needed* 32GB, I just have money to burn.
 
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post #6 of 7
Read This: Overclocking & Choosing RAM for Sandybridge H67/P67/Z68.

That should help you pick the perfect RAM for your build.

Hope that helps
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post #7 of 7
First off, thats excellent ram. But 16Gb's is going to put a lot of stress on your CPU's IMC (internal memory controller).

I would suggest that 8Gb's is more than enough memory, and you can spend the rest of your money on a nice big SSD.
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