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Old 01-07-2013, 11:27 PM   #1
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Default Memory Suggestions

So, I'm building out a new computer and I'm not really sure what to do with the memory. I'm looking for some tips, and of course, some suggestions.

Heres what I've got so far:

Mobo: Asus Rampage IV Extreme
Processor: Intel I7‑3930K 3.2 GHz
PSU: 1200w Enermax ( dont remember specifically, bit old )
Video: Radeon HD 7970

Cooling the CPU with a Corsair H80.

Basically, I'm looking to get the best memory I can get for overclocking...
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:29 AM   #2
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So, I'm building out a new computer and I'm not really sure what to do with the memory.
I'm looking for some tips, and of course, some suggestions.

Basically, I'm looking to get the best memory I can get for overclocking...
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If I were shopping for high quality memory, I would use the following parameters as a guide...

* DDR3 rated at 1.5v or lower
* DDR3 rated at the lowest CAS I could afford
* DDR3 rated at the highest clock speed I could afford
* Limit the scope of my purchease to G.Skill, Mushkin, Corsair XMS or Crucial (non-Ballistix)

While not wavering on the voltage point, I would balance the other issues with my budget.

Remember, my goal is not pure "benchmarking" performance, but simply finding the highest quality memory I can afford.
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The only reason I pay a premium for low latency, high speed, low voltage memory is...
Quality and quality alone.
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1.5v is the JEDEC DDR3 voltage standard.
Stay with 1.5v or less if you can afford it..
What he said
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:40 AM   #3
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Samsung, unless you need more than 4GB per slot.
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:48 AM   #4
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Kingston has a new sub-flavour of HyperX called Genesis: PnP that is great for overclocking:

http://www.kingston.com/us/memory/hyperx/pnp

Although, technically they've got a bunch of flavours of HyperX as well:

http://www.kingston.com/us/memory/hyperx
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:55 AM   #5
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Corsair is a decent brand. Go for the one with normal heatsinks. Kingston and crucial make decent ram too. I have 1600 but your mobo can probably support different types.
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:08 AM   #6
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I have 1600 but your mobo can probably support different types.
It's not 'probably', it can. I've got the Rampage II Extreme.
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:16 AM   #7
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It's not 'probably', it can. I've got the Rampage II Extreme.
Than any of those listed or other high quality ram would be fine. If you want to be sure sticking to well known name brands will be your best bet.
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:10 AM   #8
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http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electr...Samsung+memory

I am picking some up this weekend.
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:18 AM   #9
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another vote for the samsung low voltage stuff
simply the latest tech and priced well
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:22 AM   #10
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Kingston also does low voltage, with their HyperX LoVo:

http://www.kingston.com/us/memory/hyperx/lovo
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Kingston also does low voltage, with their HyperX LoVo:

http://www.kingston.com/us/memory/hyperx/lovo
Good to know, never knew they had any. I think the consensus here is to jump on the low voltage memory either Kingston or Samsung and OC the crap out of it.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:23 AM   #12
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So, not finding much of the 1.35v stuff in the quad channel realm...

Newegg

Some corsair Vengeance and some G.SKILL Ripjaws...

Blain, why did you say not Ballistix?
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:43 AM   #13
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Ahh, i found these tho...

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_e?...KHX16LC9K4/32X

Anything wrong with these?
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:57 AM   #14
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Kingston also does low voltage, with their HyperX LoVo:

http://www.kingston.com/us/memory/hyperx/lovo
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Ahh, i found these tho...

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_e?...KHX16LC9K4/32X

Anything wrong with these?
Did you somehow miss my post about HyperX LoVo, I quoted it for you.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:02 AM   #15
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Did you somehow miss my post about HyperX LoVo, I quoted it for you.
Actually, when i first went to that link, it 500'ed, so i didnt see them till later..
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Their [Kingston] server was down for a little bit.
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