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I'm finally upgrading my gaming PC from a Core 2 Duo, and going with an i5-3570k and ASUS's p8Z77-v LK motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131837

I'm currently looking at Corsair's Vengeance memory, 16GB of it, and I have a few questions, like:

What would be the benefits of getting the 1866 or higher over a set of 1600?

Is it worth getting higher that 1600?

Would I see any difference between two 8GB sticks vs four 4GB sticks?

Thanks for any help!


On a side note, any complaints or suggestions concerning this motherboard?
post #2 of 7
For almost everything but benchmarking going over 1600 won't show an increase you will notice. And this answers question #2.

Two 8GB sticks is going going to be nice if you ever want more ram for some reason but since you will be keeping your ram at stock clocks get whatever package is cheaper!
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Get this RAM..at 1600 it does 8-8-8-22 no problem ..also does 2133 no problem...also does 1066@
5-5-5-15
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Memory+%28Desktop+Memory%29-_-SAMSUNG-_-20147096
It's better than vengeance and the newer dominators (not the older ones,though,You know..the $235 kits)
 
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What will you use the computer for? If for gaming , no, just stick with a nice pair of 1600 ram. 8Gb (2x 4gb) would be great.

Higher ram speeds really only benefit in snythetic benchmarking, and maybe some very high end video editing.

i recommend the Gskill sniper low voltage series.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231461
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Awesome, thanks for all the help guys!

Going to go with two sticks of the 8GB Samsung sticks mentioned. I like their thinner profile compared to many sticks and the drastic drop in price compared to the Vengeance is great.
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