Hello all, I have a Triple Head Nvidia Surround Gaming RIG with 3 Dell Ultrasharp Monitors powered by 2 Nvidia GTX 570 Video cards in SLI. I purchased my 2 Video cards and my 3 monitors like 6 months ago, and I've been wanting to update the case, mobo and cpu on my system for a bit, so I just ordered a new Haf-X Case, IB i7 3770k CPU and an Asus Sabertooth Z77. I might update my SSD also...
I need some advice on memory guys, i got DDR3 2000 Ram on my current setup, but I never got it to run even close to that speed, so i kinda wasted cash there....I don't want that to happen again this time....so I just read all 64 pages of this thread to see what people use....I see a lot of people use DDR3 1866 Ram, I see Corsair Vengeance in a lot of signatures, some others use faster memory up to DDR3 2400.
I'd like to get 16 GB of ram that it's super easy to setup, I plan to do a mild overclock on the CPU but I don't have much free time lately so I like to keep all things simple this time, I'd like to buy ram that runs at specs without any special tweaks.....so i can just focus on the cpu overclock and enjoy my system....
so i'm looking at the QVL for tested ram, i see a G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB 1866 Kit (Model F3-14900CL9Q-16GBXL)
kit that it's in the QVL and it's super cheap, that's one option.....The very popular Corsair Vengeance 1866 Kit in the QVL it's a 2x4GB kit CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1866 Model CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9R
so I'd have to buy 2 of those for 16 GB, I'd prefer buy a 16 GB (4 x 4GB) Vengeance kit
but that one is NOT in the QVL, are the modules on the 16 GB kit the same ones on the 8 GB Vengeance kit that is on the QVL? if that 16 Gb kit it's 100% compatible I might get it over the G.Skill kit....
there's also faster ram at cheap prices, but I'm afraid I'd need to do a lot of tweaks to get them working..., what do you guys think? what would be your choice for Memory for this Mobo if you plan to overclock you CPU?
thanks in advance