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This seems to be the most confusing part of making the build. Simply because there's so much to choose from and I don't know what is better, tighter timings or high ghz? Not sure what specs to aim for in a gaming build.

Buying from here: https://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=186_538_913&vk_sort=4

Does it really matter if they are not listed to be compatible with z77?

I like the look of the corsair vengeance. The price too, the last time I bought RAM it was $120 for 1066mhz 2*2gb ddr2! During a ram drought.. or something.
post #2 of 7
A decent 1600ghz 4x4gb sticks is fine you wont see any differences.
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grrr.. australia, limited ram selection mad.gif

I would personally go with 8 gigs total, I have 8gb and I haven't actually even seen it pass 4gb usage yet (playing BF3, rendering in vegas, etc). I'd suggest to go with a generic 1600mhz ram, how is this?
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=186_538_913&products_id=13931

I did a little search but couldn't find anything - probably the best value ram you can get is Samsung low-profile 30nm 1.35v 1600mhz DDR3 ram, it overclocks like a god (according to ocn). Just keep your eyes open if you find something like that thumb.gif
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A decent 1600ghz 4x4gb sticks is fine you wont see any differences.
I have heard some rumours that having all slots filled can inhibit cpu overclock. True or not?

And do I really need 16gb for gaming or will 8 suffice? I mean, I could get a better spec'd 8g for the same price as a lower 16gs.
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grrr.. australia, limited ram selection

I would personally go with 8 gigs total, I have 8gb and I haven't actually even seen it pass 4gb usage yet (playing BF3, rendering in vegas, etc). I'd suggest to go with a generic 1600mhz ram, how is this?
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=186_538_913&products_id=13931

I did a little search but couldn't find anything - probably the best value ram you can get is Samsung low-profile 30nm 1.35v 1600mhz DDR3 ram, it overclocks like a god (according to ocn). Just keep your eyes open if you find something like that

Yeah, ik I would have thought we'd get more hardware being that we're so close to asia here...
Those f3s look pretty similar to the vengeance but run the same speed with higher volts. So I think I would choose the vengeance over them.
Not sure if any aus sellers have samsung ram (doesn't seem like it).
Edited by watsoverclockin - 5/23/12 at 8:09pm
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Yes, without a doubt, least amount of memory modules the IMC has to contend with the better. 8 gigs will be PLENTY for gaming.

sorry...I've been drinking, you get the point.
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Agreed on just 8gb; it's plenty for gaming. If you have an Intel processor you would benefit more by having higher frequency ram as opposed to tighter timings; and the opposite is true for amd (I think). But in all practicality you aren't going to notice much of a difference, so I'd just snag a 2x4 GB 1600MHz set and call it good.
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Thanks guys
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