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I've tried to read the essential articles about RAM in this forum, but they're confusing to me.

I want a rig in the future, with the Haswell processor. I'd like to use an MSI mobo if possible. Now I know it's all too early for this but in a nutshell if my priorities for my build are 1) stability, 2) Long component lifespan (4-5 years), 3) Atleast 32 or 16GB of RAM and 4) Mild/decent overclocking

Where I live it gets pretty hot in summers and summers are really long. Also the monsoon brings with it all lot of humidity. Cooling is also a problem for me. I'm limited to Corsair memories. I'd like to stick to the Vengeance brand. Now I would have preffered after-market air coolers for the CPU but the ones available over here require low profile memory which is in smaller quanities (2GB sticks only). I'm cautious about water cooling as that can lead to leakages and the pre-built kits available here are the corsair hydro series H60, H70 and the H80 (not the newer H80i).

What type of RAM should I use? (Capacity and bus speed, How many modules for dual channel, i.e. 2 or 4)

Should I go for the H80 as that is the only decent cooling solution for my enivronment and it's the highest they have over here (no custom build water cooling kits avaiable) and in that case I can use high profile memory with ease or should I go for air cooling and have a relative bring over some vengeance low profile memory from abroad? However I would not be able to get that replaced in case of faulty modules.

The reason for selecting an MSI board is that I like their OC genie function, although I have heard about a lot of issues with MSI mobos.
Edited by dbmsts - 12/27/12 at 1:34am
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post #2 of 4
Morning,

Don't bother with the OC genie, you can do that yourself biggrin.gif

The H80 is a great cooler for those conditions to be honest, also I'd personally go with the GA-Z77X-D3H board, it's pretty much the best in a reasonable price bracket.

As for memory http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096

That's 30nm memory which runs like ice, you'll be fine with that for a long time biggrin.gif

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Morning,
Don't bother with the OC genie, you can do that yourself biggrin.gif
The H80 is a great cooler for those conditions to be honest, also I'd personally go with the GA-Z77X-D3H board, it's pretty much the best in a reasonable price bracket.
As for memory http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096
That's 30nm memory which runs like ice, you'll be fine with that for a long time biggrin.gif
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The mobo is available here for a very reasonable price. The RAM, however, is not. It's not safe to order online from Pakistan and the shipping costs are very high and products get damaged usually over here while being shipped. Thanks for the info anyway.

Are MSI mobos not good? I've got an old MSI board running this current machine using an AMD 4200++ processor for the past 4 years without any problems.
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital Caviar Black Intel 530 Series SSD 240GB LITEON 24X iHAS524 Cooler Master Nepton 280L 
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post #4 of 4
Oh there isn't anything "Wrong" with them, that motherboard has better VRM's though so you can overclock further.

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