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I am buying bits to bulild new computer. I have i7 2600k processor and have just ordered P8P67 deluxe motherboard. Not sure whether to go for 8gb or 16gb ram. Have read loads of different threads on subject but still not sure what make is going to be the best. Would this http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=357&c1=&c2= be a good buy for 8gb?
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What are you doing with the computer? Are you gaming, video editing, something that needs a lot of RAM?

For a general purpose computer, 4GB is more than enough to do game, etc. But if 8GB is your absolute minimum, 8GB will be more than enough for gaming, even video editing.
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Yes, that is decent ram for a SB build.

Do you run a lot of concurrent VMs or do a lot of video editing? If not, don't get 16GB of ram as it's a waste of money.

Some would argue 8gb is overkill, but because windows builds caches of popular files and loads them into ram, 8gb is slightly better than 4gb for normal users.

And as long as the ram is 1.6v or under it should be fine with the SB IMC (don't go over 1.65v, though, it won't like it).
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Will be doing some video editing and gaming. I read that lower timings are better so does that mean cl7 is lower than cl9?
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correct, cl7 is lower than cl9 and better if you can get it. That's good ram you picked out. and if you do alot of video editing i would go with 16gb, if it's minor then you might be able to get away with 8gb.
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I've heard 1.5V RAM sticks are best for SB, I'm not sure though.
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The memory I mentioned above runs at 1.6v. Would I be able to buy 8gb for now and add another 8gb later or would I have problems?
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8gbxh is good RAM with HY memory chip, one of the best 4gb single RAM chip this moment
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post #9 of 9
Here you go...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-461-_-Product

I just got these and they are quite fast and stable and overclock well. And they are only 1.25V :-)
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