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I'm not interested in benching, but would like to get my haswell to as close to 5.0ghz as possible. Can anyone suggest the type of ram that would be a good benefit/cost ratio? Obviously DDR3 3000 is best but anyone have an opinion on the sweet spot? DDR3 2133? 2400?
 
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Actually haswell has a more finicky imc so you cannot run both really fast memory and a high clock speed. I would recommend getting the highest speed 1.5v memory available for the capacity that you want if you are trying to reach 5ghz. This is a great kit with tons of overclocking potential so if you do not find it fast enough, you have the option to loosen up the timings and increase the speed. I would highly recommend it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233258
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Actually haswell has a more finicky imc so you cannot run both really fast memory and a high clock speed. I would recommend getting the highest speed 1.5v memory available for the capacity that you want if you are trying to reach 5ghz. This is a great kit with tons of overclocking potential so if you do not find it fast enough, you have the option to loosen up the timings and increase the speed. I would highly recommend it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233258

Thanks for the reply. Any particular reason to pick 1.5v?

I've been look at this ram and it looks great for the price. What do you think?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231639
 
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Thanks for the reply. Any particular reason to pick 1.5v?

I've been look at this ram and it looks great for the price. What do you think?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231639

That is one of the best 2400mhz kits you can get so it's definitely a great option. The reason I suggested 1.5v memory is because it will put less strain on the cpu's imc controller which might help you get closer to 5ghz. The kit you posted though is very fast with really tight timings so it has the ability to be overclocked or underclocked very easily if you're not satisfied with the performance.
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Thanks for the info Dizzz!
 
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