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Hi,
Im gonna build my new wc pc with the above mentioned components, but i'm totaly lost in what ram to choose...
there is just too many and the more I read about ram and timings, memory speeds and votages the more confused I am.

Its going to be my new pc for everything from gaming/streaming, to 3D graphics/work, etc.. will do some overclocking play with it a bit, but nothing really insane or extreme... mostly want a quite pc for normal use

I would like 16-32GB of ram.. (32 probably, as I do some graphics and multitask a lot)

so any idea what memorykit to get?
I also noticed there is quite a lot of modules that state the voltage higher than 1.5v but the cpu memory controler in cpu specs says it supports 1.5v does that mean the higher will not run/can damage the cpu?
another thing is that the cpu says it supports memory speeds DDR3-1066/1333/1600 what if I buy some corsair dominators that are 1800+ or even 2000+? will it run? without problems? only when oced?

I really have no idea what memory to choose and what should I look for...

somebody recommended me this:
Crucial 32GB DDR3 1600MHz Ballistix Tactical LP Kit
- 4 x 8GB Kit
- PC3-12800
- CL8 (8-8-8-24)
- 1.35v
- 1024 x 64 memory configuration

any ideas? recommendations? or hints how to choose the "right" memory for my build?

btw: gfx will most probably be one of the titans if that matters anyhow...


thanks

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Originally Posted by Killerko View Post

Hi,
Im gonna build my new wc pc with the above mentioned components, but i'm totaly lost in what ram to choose...
there is just too many and the more I read about ram and timings, memory speeds and votages the more confused I am.

Its going to be my new pc for everything from gaming/streaming, to 3D graphics/work, etc.. will do some overclocking play with it a bit, but nothing really insane or extreme... mostly want a quite pc for normal use

I would like 16-32GB of ram.. (32 probably, as I do some graphics and multitask a lot)

so any idea what memorykit to get?
I also noticed there is quite a lot of modules that state the voltage higher than 1.5v but the cpu memory controler in cpu specs says it supports 1.5v does that mean the higher will not run/can damage the cpu?
another thing is that the cpu says it supports memory speeds DDR3-1066/1333/1600 what if I buy some corsair dominators that are 1800+ or even 2000+? will it run? without problems? only when oced?

I really have no idea what memory to choose and what should I look for...

somebody recommended me this:
Crucial 32GB DDR3 1600MHz Ballistix Tactical LP Kit
- 4 x 8GB Kit
- PC3-12800
- CL8 (8-8-8-24)
- 1.35v
- 1024 x 64 memory configuration

any ideas? recommendations? or hints how to choose the "right" memory for my build?

btw: gfx will most probably be one of the titans if that matters anyhow...


thanks

How about: G.Skill TridentX 4x8gb 2800 MHz?
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Based on your stated purpose and existing hardware, this is probably the best kit you should use:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231522

CPU manufacturer states 1.50V max, but enthusiasts all know 1.65V max is perfectly fine. The memory can run and it will not damage your CPU. For your motherboard and CPU combo, enable XMP Profile under AI Overclock Tuner, then the RAM will run at maximum performance. You do not need to manually overclock or tweak settings/voltages. You can save a lot of trouble when you purchase compatible hardware.

Here are some compatible DDR3-2133 kits:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231618

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231564

Cheers
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I can vouch for the Ripjaws Z 16GB 2133 9-11-10-28 kit, currently running mine at 2202 9-10-9-25 1T with just 1.660v (1.750 VTT + VCCSA, 4.75Ghz CPU 1.3425V).

Edit: Currently running @ 2258 9-10-9-26 1T 1.655v with CPU @ 4.78Ghz (1.335v, same VTT/VCCSA)
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I was going to ask same question, i may keep using my Corsair DP 1600, but as long i will have second rig so i was thinking to move that Corsair Dominator Plat. to the second rig and i buy another one at higher speed such as 2133 or 2400 or at least 1866MHz.
   
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