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I've had an AM3+ Crosshair V Formula-Z board for a while but kept my 8GB of G.Skill Value RAM and Phenom 1055T in it since I didn't have enough money at the time. I'm looking to pick up an FX-8350 to replace it and upgrade the RAM as well since 8GB isn't cutting it any more.

http://goo.gl/SiQ3R

Pretty small selection, but those three on the right that are in stock are my choices. I'm no memory expert but I've been told that anything above 1866MHz will be downclocked? I can't decide between the 3 so any recommendations are highly appreciated!
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I'd definetely say go with the G.Skill Ripjaws, I've delt with G.skill RAM many times and never once had a problem with it.
Those three are all way overpriced though, I paid $110 for 16GB(2x8) of G.Skill Ripjaws X 1866mhz Cas 9 last weekend.
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Ram is ram. Buy whatever speed you can afford.
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I'd definetely say go with the G.Skill Ripjaws, I've delt with G.skill RAM many times and never once had a problem with it.
Those three are all way overpriced though, I paid $110 for 16GB(2x8) of G.Skill Ripjaws X 1866mhz Cas 9 last weekend.

Yeah so far their stuff has been good to me. New Zealand pricing is horrible unfortunately. I'll pick up a set of the G.Skill RAM, thanks.
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I've had an AM3+ Crosshair V Formula-Z board for a while but kept my 8GB of G.Skill Value RAM and Phenom 1055T in it since I didn't have enough money at the time. I'm looking to pick up an FX-8350 to replace it and upgrade the RAM as well since 8GB isn't cutting it any more.

http://goo.gl/SiQ3R

Pretty small selection, but those three on the right that are in stock are my choices. I'm no memory expert but I've been told that anything above 1866MHz will be downclocked? I can't decide between the 3 so any recommendations are highly appreciated!

AMD doesn't down clock, however Intel does. I personally have crosair in my desktop and i love it. I can say that it is better than crucial and adata (The other two brands that i've used). THE CORSAIR is much more stable and it actually oc's well too.
     
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