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Which memory for video encoding and overclocking?

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Hi all,

I have an Asus P8Z77-V Premium on it's way and I am also awaiting an Intel Core i7-3770K delivery. I need to find some memory to go with it and would like some recommendations on what might be best for my usage. I do intend to overclock the CPU, it seems stupid not to. I do quite a bit of video encoding with x264 and therefore I would like the memory to help get the best encoding frame rate as possible.

I don't want to spend the earth for the memory and 8GB should be enough.

Which memory will get me the best video encoding frame rates while allowing the highest overclocks?

It needs to be available in the UK. I can get the Samsung Green modules for about £45 delivered plus 3% cashback. I will be using a Thermalright Venomous X heatsink from my previous build so any large heatsinks need to work okay with that.

Therefore what do you recommend?
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On an Intel system I have found that Memory does not play much of a role...I even have my 1866MHz memory running at 1600 just because it make the numbers look better. Absolutely zero change in any performance.
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I would of thought that video encoding would be very memory bandwidth and latency dependent which is why I thought that overclocking the memory as well as the CPU might help the frame rates.

Is overclocking memory purely for bragging rights on Intel Core i7 systems?

I cannot say that I ever bothered overclocking the memory on my current Core 2 system, the Gigabyte motherboard I have has a bit of a rep for being a lousy overclocker for the memory.
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Video encoding is not especially memory bandwidth or latency sensitive.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4503/sandy-bridge-memory-scaling-choosing-the-best-ddr3/5

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1779/3/

If you went from single channel 1333 CL9 to quad channel 2133, the difference would still be fairly trivial. For video encoding, the least expensive memory you can find will be the best bang for the buck.
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