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What should I get?

I'm replacing the core components in my sig rig, and I'll buy another 6950 at some point. I also have a pci m-audio 1010lt I am using.

I am looking at the gd65, ud4, and the p8p67. Definitely open to other suggestions.

I want to get the ripjaws, since they're on sale, and squeeze them under my noctua cooler. Possible or no?
    
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Most people would say either the UD4 or the asus p67 deluxe. If the height of the fan next to your memory is adjustable, should be fine. I bought that 2 x 4gig gskill ram for $75 as well, the heatsinks aren't that tall.
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Should I get 1600 mhz ram or spring for faster?
    
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You are going to see little, if any, difference in real world tasks.
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Which will make my e-peen bigger?
    
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Originally Posted by PARTON;12959850 
Which will make my e-peen bigger?

2100 MHZ son!

I recommend the UD4. I have it and I like it. I can reach 5.1 on my 2600k, but there are some surprising adjustments required to do so. I keep it at 4.6, which requires only 1.3ish volts. Additionally, since you can load RAM in slots 2 and 4 on the UD4, your fan should not be an issue at all. How large is the D14? I have a Megahelms, and there's not problem with RAM at all.

That said, the ASUS P67 Pro/Deluxe has the shiny new UEFI bios to tinker with and is a popular and well-regarded board. I don't think you can go wrong with any of these.
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