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I am looking for memory to my up and coming build, and am looking for memory I have heard good things about G.Skill and have used Corsair mainly in the past. What I need is 32gb (8x4) of DDR3 to overclock and WC, so I need a removable heat spreader.

The motherboard I have chosen is Gigabytes GA-990FXA-UD7 and the Processor is AMDs FX8150.

I am currently looking at G.Skill's Ripjaw X series and Corsairs Dominator Series. I know the dominator has a removable heat spreader not sure about Ripjaw X. Also saw a slightly cheaper one from G.Skill called Ares.

As this is my first foray into OC and WC I would love some advice and guidance from experienced techies in both fields.
Edited by DarkHayZe - 5/12/12 at 10:06pm
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post #2 of 10
gskill is really good the ripjaws work great i have them in my crosshair v and they rock
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Do you know if the heat spreader is easily removed though?
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Watercooling RAM is really stupid. You have to put a decent chunk of money into the blocks and then the hassle of setting it up. Just buy 2 good memory kitssuch as this.

Basically you're going to completely max out those sticks potential with the stock heatspreaders- because your CPU's memory controller is going to be holding you back. I'm not even sure if you could stabilize four 8GB sticks at 2133mhz, but it's worth a shot.
 
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i would say if you want best bang for buck then get a couple of these SAMSUNG 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 2 x $47.99 so $95.98
Edited by Tarun - 5/12/12 at 11:00pm
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Watercooling RAM is really stupid. You have to put a decent chunk of money into the blocks and then the hassle of setting it up. Just buy 2 good memory kitssuch as this.
Basically you're going to completely max out those sticks potential with the stock heatspreaders- because your CPU's memory controller is going to be holding you back. I'm not even sure if you could stabilize four 8GB sticks at 2133mhz, but it's worth a shot.

This.

Hell, you don't even need the stock heatspreaders, you'd be fine with nothing. If you want to WC the RAM it better be for the looks instead of trying to get performance or keep your ram 'cool'.

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i would say if you want best bang for buck then get a couple of these SAMSUNG 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 2 x $47.99 so $95.98

Also, this.

These are easy mode 10-10-10-28 1T @ 2133MHz.
post #7 of 10
What do you need 32gb for? If for an extremely legitimate reason then fine, but BD's IMC isn't going to handle much past 1866 with 4 dimms totalling 32gbs.
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post #8 of 10
and have a look at THISbefore you say they are too ugly get so WC blocks for them if you want fancy looks wink.gif or just get a couple of these or what i would say is this but really without any cooling that memory hits 2200Mhz~2400Mhz with ease and with pretty good timings at that price so with cooling you should have a more stable and a better clock

Good Luck thumb.gif
post #9 of 10
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Like I said, I am new to this level of tech work so please bare with me...

So, Skip the water cooling, skip the 32gb and go with 16 of the Samsung... Both of which will save me money over all is what I am getting from the combined responses
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Originally Posted by DarkHayZe View Post

Like I said, I am new to this level of tech work so please bare with me...
So, Skip the water cooling, skip the 32gb and go with 16 of the Samsung... Both of which will save me money over all is what I am getting from the combined responses

Yes. The Samsung is excellent RAM. thumb.gif I just picked up another 8GB of it today so I'm running 16GB now @ 2000MHz. biggrin.gif
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