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I am building a new computer and I am getting the i5-2500k and will have the new gigabyte sniper2 mobo but I can't decide what RAM to get. From what i have read, anything over 1600 doesnt really make to much of a difference ...From a specs point of view, $50 ram looks the same as $150 ram to me. So I guess i'm just looking for recommendations on what to get. Money really isn't an issue because i'm trying to make this computer last so I want it to be top of the line now. links to newegg would be appreciated. Thanks.
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i7 2600k Sniper 2 GTX 590 G.skill 
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hmm i use patriot viper 2 series ram, its rated at 1600 and u can tighten down the timings pretty easily.

ram wise there really isnt a "best" company/brand, everyone chooses who they like typically
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Antminer S3 Antminer S3 4x Cougar Vortex V12-HP PWM Fans EVGA 500B 500W PSU, Corsair GS700 700W PSU 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 840 EVO 120GB intel 320 series 80GB Western Digital Black 1TB EK Supreme LTX CSQ [Canadian Special Edition] 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
MCP 35X 10W W/ EK CSQ X-TOP EK Coolstream PE 240 Bitspower Multi Tank 80 Bitspower Matte Black Rotary Fittings/ Feser Ma... 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 10 Professional 64-Bit Samsung 32 Inch 4K TV Acer S231H Ducky Shine 3 Tuhaojin 
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Corsair HX750 Fractal Design Define Nano S Razer Deathadder 2013 Razer Firefly 
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Antminer S3 Antminer S3 4x Cougar Vortex V12-HP PWM Fans EVGA 500B 500W PSU, Corsair GS700 700W PSU 
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2x Factory S3 Steel Cowl Case 
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i5 750 EVGA P55 Classified 200 XFX Radeon 6850 Refrerence XFX Radeon 5770 XXX 
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I just built a rig last week like the one you are building. Check out G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB its low voltage and has overclocking potential if you are into that. I also liked the color scheme. I followed this guide to make my decision.
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this is very nice set with good overclocking potentials
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231445
    
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if you don't have a budget i would get one of these when they are available in this order:
http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=368
http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=369
http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=251

these are probably the best benching ram on sb.. assuming your new pc is sb?
if not then look for 8-8-8,9-9-9,7-7-7 2000MHz and above ram... also 6-6-6 1600mhz, 7-7-7 1866 ram will be good... most of these have top of the line stuff in them. However some might not work that well for sandy bridge... unless you have a ud7/5 or MIVE

if you are looking for quantity over quality then anything that's 1600MHz will do for 16/24gb kits
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
Plextor M8Pe AIC 1TB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 MLC Int... Plextor M8Pe AIC 1TB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 MLC Int... LG BH16NS40 Blu-ray Card Reader: Rosewill RDCR-11003 - 3.5" 74-in-1... 
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Custom Ultra cool passive heatsink Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit ViewSonic XG2703-GS Black 27" 4ms (GTG) IPS G-S... Das Keyboard 4 Professional Mechanical Keyboard 
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CORSAIR AXi Series AX1500i Digital 1500W 80 PLU... Corsair Obsidian 750D Black Aluminum / Steel AT... Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Logitech 
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onboard Canon i-SENSYS LBP7680Cx (5089B014) Duplex 9600... Canon imageFORMULA DR-F120 (9017B002) 600 dpi U... Brother Personal Plain Paper Fax Machine, FAX-575 
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