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filerz

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Hey
I'm thinking of getting a i5 2500k, Asus P8Z68-V Intel Z68 and then I'm currently stuck on what memory to get. I have a A70 Corsair cooler to use with the CPU for over clocking. Any advice would be great, any recommended motherboards or ram? I am defiantly going to overclock. If im correct the multiplier is used heavily with the new CPUs which wouldn't affect the ram, so can i buy high 2000mhz ddr3 ram?

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RAM selection (at least partially) is based upon the motherboard that is chosen.
 

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Oh right, in what way?
Also whats better to use, 3 sticks of ram tri channel or 2 sticks in dual channel?
 

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Because the motherboard chipset and cpu type/speed dictate the type and speed of the RAM that is supported.

Tri-channel or dual channel, again, is dictated by the motherboard chipset. Chipsets support one or the other, not both.
 

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Ah Ok. Do you have a good recommendations? anything to stay away from?
 

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I decided to get the ASUS P8Z68-V, i5 2500k, and 8Gigs of corsair XMS3 1600mhz Ram dual channel. Cant wait :)
 
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