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I am looking into building myself a nice new rig for playing Battlefield 3, I already have a i5 4670K Gigabyte Z87 board and a 660ti picked out, but I am lost at what ram to get. I know I want an 8gb kit, and I might do a little overclocking. Would I be fine with a 1333 kit or should I just go for a 1600 kit?

 

Thanks for any info.

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well Haswell can use up to 1866 so if the price isn't that far off get that over 1600. You only gain a few frames from 1333-1866, but since your gaming it might be helpful.

 

 

 

2x4gb G.Skill 1600 $72

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

 

 

2x4gb G.Skill 1866 $77

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231460

 

Edit: Nvm here is a 2400 kit cheaper than the rest.

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231666

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You'd be silly not to grab that GSkill DDR3 2400Mhz memory kit at that price.

 

While it may not like to run at DDR3 2400Mhz for some people, it will easily run at DDR3 2133Mhz / 1.63v / 10-12-12-30  or DDR3 1866Mhz / 1.55v / 9-11-11-28

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That is a good price. I had a set of Gskill in my old socket 939 system after my redlines died. Thanks for the info guys.

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G.Skill is my normal go to brand.  Hardly ever use anything else.  Most of the time it's hard to beat their price to performance ratio - and through all the years I've only ever had one stick of G.Skill memory go bad, and haven't ever received a defective kit.... knock on wood.

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G.Skill is my normal go to brand.  Hardly ever use anything else.  Most of the time it's hard to beat their price to performance ratio - and through all the years I've only ever had one stick of G.Skill memory go bad, and haven't ever received a defective kit.... knock on wood.

yeah i love g.skill. I;ve had many kits 24gb, 32gb, 64gb (currently using) and 8gb that I just bought for a friend. great company but with all memory i suggest running memtest86 to make all sticks are good.

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Well, I've used G.Skill in the past and I really remember the cool design it came with and the stickers too. I put them proudly on the side of my case.

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I would add another vote for that 2400MHz kit: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231666

 

P.S. I, myself just ordered one kit. :P

These look very good, but reading the reviews... it seems a few folks had issues with this ram on certain boards.... stability, etc

 

thoughts?

 

Also, will there be any clearance issues with the CPU cooling with those "spikes"

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I would add another vote for that 2400MHz kit: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231666

 

P.S. I, myself just ordered one kit. :P

These look very good, but reading the reviews... it seems a few folks had issues with this ram on certain boards.... stability, etc

 

thoughts?

 

Also, will there be any clearance issues with the CPU cooling with those "spikes"

 

 

The memory issue is with the boards not being hit 2400. Anything above 1600 is considered overclocking, so you sometimes have to add extra voltage to get 2400 stable. The memory is fine, It's just people don't understand it's not plug in play for 2400.

 

The spikes on the ram isn't high at all. I would say it's about the same as normal sticks.

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