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I'm currently going to purchase the MSI MPower Z77 Board but I'm debating on a 1600 or should I go higher for overclock?

Also 16GB work or higher?

I currently have a i5 2500k but a friend is selling me an i7 3770k.
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go with some samsung wonder ram. they are 1600mhz stock, but people have been able to overclock them to above 2400mhz
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+1 on Samsung 32 nm wonder memory! I have 4x4GB @ 1920MHz 9-9-9-24 quad channel. Could probably push it further but don't really need to!
 
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16gb is a luxury, 8gb is more than enough for gaming, and overcloking RAM as well. With Sandy / Ivy Bridge 1155 now, the chipset makes it useless to overclock RAM like it was before on 1155 / 1366. The timings make a slight difference for benching purposes more than the memory clock speed. Still, it's not significant in real-life purposes.

Here is a good guide on the subject by munaim.

It is reported that the Samsungs are beasts. They're out of stock at the moment.
Now, if you still want to OC your RAM for benching purposes, for $70 the G.Skill Ripjaws 2x8 1600 CAS10 red are great Overclockers., Even my cheap Corsair Vengeance overclock like beasts, they're 1600 CAS9 and I manage to push them @ 2100 stable easy, not bad for a $40 pair of sticks.


Still if you want to throw $120, Corsai Dominator Platinum new edition 2x8 1600CAS 9, or G.Skill Trident 2x8 2400 CAS10.
Edited by DaGoat - 1/1/13 at 9:07pm
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16gb is a luxury, 8gb is more than enough for gaming, and overcloking RAM as well. With Sandy / Ivy Bridge 1155 now, the chipset makes it useless to overclock RAM like it was before on 1155 / 1366. The timings make a slight difference for benching purposes more than the memory clock speed. Still, it's not significant in real-life purposes.
Here is a good guide on the subject by munaim.
It is reported that the Samsungs are beasts. They're out of stock at the moment.
Now, if you still want to OC your RAM for benching purposes, for $70 the G.Skill Ripjaws 2x8 1600 CAS10 red are great Overclockers., Even my cheap Corsair Vengeance overclock like beasts, they're 1600 CAS9 and I manage to push them @ 2100 stable easy, not bad for a $40 pair of sticks.
Still if you want to throw $120, Corsai Dominator Platinum new edition 2x8 1600CAS 9, or G.Skill Trident 2x8 2400 CAS10.

Would you recommend for gaming/adobe photoshop/dream weaver the corsair vengeance 1600 or dominator? Heck even the munchkin memory?
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For nothing other then pure benches I wouldn't recommend spending so much on RAM, there's virtually no performance improvement. The Corsair Dominator are cool if you love to overclock for the sake of it and toy around, they're also very durable of course but other than that it's useless. If money is really not that important to you I'd recommnd the G;Skill Trident X 2400Mhz CAS10 (check if your motherboard allows for such high-speed RAM but still the 8gb kit is enough. For roughly the same price you have the double of RIpJaws in 1600 and they overclock already well. Or 8gb for a reasonable price.

Really, between the ones or the other you will notice no difference in gaming. You may gain a few FPS if you buy the Trident but for the double of price... For the same amount you save by buying another kit you can buy an SSD or something else you may need...
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There is little point getting RAM faster than 1866MHz, any faster than this is just costly with no perceived performance difference, except for the Samsung 32nm RAM which if you don't mind how they look you'll be fine.
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