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Hi all. I am planning on building a new gaming rig in the near future. I need help on deciding what ram to choose.

So far I've got:

Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 AM3+ Motherboard

AMD FX-8350 FX-Series Eight-Core cpu

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory

2X Sapphire Radeon Vapor-X HD 7970 3GB

Seasonic SS-660XP2 ATX 12V/EPS 12V, 660W, 80 PLUS PLATINUM Full Modular certified Active PFC Power Supply

Timing 9-9-9-24
Cas Latency 9
Voltage 1.5V

I am wondering what significance the timing has as well as the cas latency. Is this RAM compatible? I am new to a lot of this stuff so if I can pick your brains a little that would be cool.

Also I know this is unrelated but will that particular PSU be powerful enough for the crossfire 6970's? Should I literally add the wattage of all components to see if it is enough?

Thanks in advance.
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I would probably go 750 Watts to be safe for Xfire 6970s.

Timings are latencies. Lower timings are better and 8-8-8-24 is better than 9-9-9. higher speed, as in 1600 MHz, is better than 1333. In most situations it is not very much difference. It is compatible.
 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2700k Asrock Z77 extreme 4 Sapphire HD 7950 Boost 8 GB gskill ripX 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung F3 WD 500 Blue ASUS 212+ 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Win7 x64 Prof ASUS AS248H-P LG 21.5 1080p Keys of Boardness 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
XFX 750W XXX Antec 300, fanned out! Death Adder Klipsch Promedia 2.1 
AudioAudio
Xonar Dg Superlux HD 668B 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 955 ASUS M4A785T-M XFX HD 5670 1 GB Crucial Ballistix 2x2 GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
WD 500 Green Hyper 212+  Win 7 x64 Prof antec earthwatts 650 
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Great thanks for the info.
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