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best RAM for Maximus IV Extreme Z

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Hi there. I am fairly new to this and in the past six months built my first gaming PC. Here are my specs before I get too far into my question:
Maximus IV Extreme Z
i7-2600K
2 X EVGA GTX 590's
2 X 240 GB SSD's (operating system)
1 X 2 TB HDD (storage)
16 GB Kingston Hyper-X RAM
1200W PSU

I want to know what is the best RAM for this setup. As for needs...I love to game at the highest settings, but I also really love to benchmark and push my system as far as I can. I have two water cooling loops. One for the CPU and one for both GPU's. Each loop is running on triple XSPC rads. The memory I have so far is 1600, but it doesn't seem to run any faster than 1333. I'm sure there is a way around this but as I said, I'm fairly new to this, especially to overclocking memory. Any and all help and suggestions are welcome. Thanks in advance.
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i7-2600K ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z 2 X EVGA GTX 590's in Quad SLI 16GB Kingston Hyper X DDR3 1333 Mghz 
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2 X 240GB Patriot Pyro SSD's 2TB WD Caviar Black 10,000RPM HD BDR/BDRW EK Waterblocks custom loop cooling both GPU's a... 
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post #2 of 7
These are what i would get with that setup
Mushkin Enhanced 8 gig redline
7-7-7-24
1.65V
$79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226311
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Intel Core i7 3960X Rampage IV Extreme MSI R9 290 Gaming 4 GB hynix G.Skil F3-170000CL9-4GBZH Ripjaws Z DDR3 2133 
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Samsung SSD 840 EVO WD WD30EFRX Samsung DVDWBD SH-B123L Corsair H80 
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Samsung SSD 840 EVO WD WD30EFRX Samsung DVDWBD SH-B123L Corsair H80 
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Windows 8.1 Pro 64Bit Gateway 24" FD2400 Vizio 22" M220VA Vizio 22" E220VA 
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post #3 of 7
And here is a set if you dont want to worry about overclocking the memory as much.

G.Skill Sniper 8 gig
9-9-9-24
1.25V

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231461
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Intel Core i7 3960X Rampage IV Extreme MSI R9 290 Gaming 4 GB hynix G.Skil F3-170000CL9-4GBZH Ripjaws Z DDR3 2133 
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Samsung SSD 840 EVO WD WD30EFRX Samsung DVDWBD SH-B123L Corsair H80 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 8.1 Pro 64Bit Gateway 24" FD2400 Vizio 22" M220VA Vizio 22" E220VA 
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Overclock.net Edition Ducky 1087 10 Key-less Bl... XFX-850 Black Edition HAF - 932 Black Edition Cooler Master Storm Inferno 
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Intel Core i7 3960X Rampage IV Extreme MSI R9 290 Gaming 4 GB hynix G.Skil F3-170000CL9-4GBZH Ripjaws Z DDR3 2133 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung SSD 840 EVO WD WD30EFRX Samsung DVDWBD SH-B123L Corsair H80 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 8.1 Pro 64Bit Gateway 24" FD2400 Vizio 22" M220VA Vizio 22" E220VA 
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post #4 of 7
Depending on budget, here are my suggestions. You definitely want to stick with DDR3 2133 either way.

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HYKO, X-PSC, MFR, BBSE, B-DIE, E-DIE Koolance CPU-LN2-V2 POT 2x360 RAD Custom Loop Rosewill CAPSTONE-1000-M 
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HYKO, X-PSC, MFR, BBSE, B-DIE, E-DIE Koolance CPU-LN2-V2 POT 2x360 RAD Custom Loop Rosewill CAPSTONE-1000-M 
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post #5 of 7
here is the page in your bios where you can set the memory speed at.

BIOS_01T.jpg
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Intel Core i7 3960X Rampage IV Extreme MSI R9 290 Gaming 4 GB hynix G.Skil F3-170000CL9-4GBZH Ripjaws Z DDR3 2133 
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Samsung SSD 840 EVO WD WD30EFRX Samsung DVDWBD SH-B123L Corsair H80 
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Windows 8.1 Pro 64Bit Gateway 24" FD2400 Vizio 22" M220VA Vizio 22" E220VA 
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Intel Core i7 3960X Rampage IV Extreme MSI R9 290 Gaming 4 GB hynix G.Skil F3-170000CL9-4GBZH Ripjaws Z DDR3 2133 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung SSD 840 EVO WD WD30EFRX Samsung DVDWBD SH-B123L Corsair H80 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 8.1 Pro 64Bit Gateway 24" FD2400 Vizio 22" M220VA Vizio 22" E220VA 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
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post #6 of 7
the hyper-x you have should more then get you want you want try running only 8 gigs 16 can cause issues
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231440
Look at dem timings! :O

Do note that you need to manually set the timings on those sticks rolleyes.gif
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OCZ Vertex3 + Corsair Force 3 + 10 TB storage LG BD Rewriter EK Supreme HF - Acetal+Nickel EK FC680 GTX - Acetal+EN 
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Watercool 420mm external + EK 240mm internal Windows 7 Ultimate x64 lg w2363d DAS Ultimate 
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OCZ Vertex3 + Corsair Force 3 + 10 TB storage LG BD Rewriter EK Supreme HF - Acetal+Nickel EK FC680 GTX - Acetal+EN 
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Watercool 420mm external + EK 240mm internal Windows 7 Ultimate x64 lg w2363d DAS Ultimate 
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Silverstone ST1200-G NZXT Switch 810 With Pedestal Mod Steelseries Sensei Steelseries QcK XL Na'vi 
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