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I'm going to be building a new system base on the Z77 chip set.

So and need to know does the RAM need to be Designed for the Intel Z77 platform or is it OK to just use any type of DDR3 Dual Channel RAM that is Intel XMP ready?

I'm looking at getting 16Gb of Ram(real love to have 32GB but way to much to buy) as I will be doing a lot of 3D in Photoshop and gaming as well and may be some VM stuff some time down the line.

What would be my best type to get?

looking at have around $150 for to get RAM with give or take

sorry if this is already be ask.
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1600 speed, 1.5V CL 9 is sufficient, going higher has no real world gain in performance unless its overclockable to higher speed at the same price as 1600 speed
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post #4 of 8
It wouldn't really matter as long as it's DDR3, dual channel, and that it runs on 1.5V.

AFAIK, the "Ready for Z77" is just so that the XMP in the RAM will work with your motherboard. Honestly, I don't even use the XMP to get the rated clocks.

You can get 2x8gb RAM so that you can have upgradability in the future when you have the money or plan to go 32gb assuming you can't afford/don't need it yet.
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post #5 of 8
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Ok thanks,

so as long as it 1.5v or better I'm OK.

I may do some small OC down the road

Live in down-under so and Newegg.com does not currently ship internationally wish they did thanks for link anyway.
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hey..I ran some TEAM DDR3-2000 on a z68 @ 2133 for a good while with 1.72v....that 1.5 thing is kind of a myth..
 
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For whichever board you are purchasing, the manufacture should have a compiled list of qualified memory vendors listing part#'s. Can't go wrong with that.
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Ok Thanks for that I
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