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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by filerz, Nov 7, 2011.

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  1. filerz

    filerz Thread Starter

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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?

    Cheers.
     
  2. Oddba11

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

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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?
     
  4. Oddba11

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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.
     
  5. filerz

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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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    Very capable hardware...Enjoy!
     
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