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You won't have ANY downsides to overclocking with 16GB at all. I went from 4GB to 8GB, to 16GB. My CPU overclock stayed the same. I did have to bump my VCCIO voltage up a tad....but only from 1.10v to 1.15v.

If you will actually use 16GB of RAM (don't forget about RAM Disks too ), then go for it.

As far as what 4x4GB kit...I honestly have no clue. I'm looking at the black GSkill Ripjaw X DDR3-1600's with CAS7 myself. But I honestly don't know which sticks would do well. I do know you want to avoid the blue Ripjaw X CAS8 sticks though, they suck.

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Would it be better to buy the sniper 1.25v 1600mhz, or go for the sniper or ripjaws x 1.5v 1866mhz, same timings for both? Which would have more oc room?
Honestly, I'd grab the 1866's if I were in your shoes. Just because you're guaranteed at least that much. Some sticks (cough like mine cough cough) won't go far over 1600 even.
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Ripjaws x are already @ 2133 (i'm running 8Gb 10-11-10 1.575v and had this set @2240,pretty sure you can run all 16 CL11 np ) and it's guaranteed to run at CL11 (all four)
can't say much about the other sets you listed but from what i heard running 16gb @2133 is no joke ,visit 16gb club here and you will get better idea what set is worth getting
    
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can you pop me a link to that 2133mhz 8gb ram coolhand?
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ah this might be it. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231468 But the ones i was looking at was 1.5v 1866mhz, or 1.25 low voltage sniper 1600mhz, which of those 2 would be best? same timings on both. I wuld think the 1.5v cause its higher speed but let me know plz
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You're a bit heavy on the absolutes there, aren't you? Never say never. Nothing is absolute. There's more to all around PC use than just whether Game A needs X amount of RAM.
Mate, I already responded in regards to this.

If a poster asks a question with a specific need mentioned (as he did for gaming and folding) then I will give advise regarding it and i am absolutely correct in regards to his OP. I can't assume he needs it for other things otherwise he would have stated it.

Thanks for educating me on the fact that there are more to PC's than just RAM, I should go throw my degrees and years of experience in the bin
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post #26 of 28
it's the same RAM just 8 gb (different color heatsink) instead of 16 ,Neweeg is out of stock right now but here is the GSkill link
http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=397
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231468
    
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sorry, i didnt know it was newegg.ca, im in the usa if that matters, idk how i got there lol.
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