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Best Ram for my PC build

by kreak17 / May 26, 2015 11:54 AM PDT


I trying to build a pc but are quite confused with which Ram i should have.

My build as below:

Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor

Asus Z97-K

Thermaltake Versa H23 ATX Mid Tower Case

Please advise the best Ram for this build

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 26, 2015 12:00 PM PDT
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Plain and simple
by kreak17 / May 26, 2015 1:00 PM PDT
In reply to: Sadly

Not thinking of over volting and over clocking since i not skillful enough for it.
The build is already quite suffice, needed the correct ram for the long run.

My previous build has lasted me for 5years, i expect my new build will do the same.

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Plainly put...
by Willy / May 26, 2015 11:04 PM PDT
In reply to: Plain and simple

Your mtrbd. will dictate what ram it requires and thus you get that type. NOW, there are different brands out there and generally they'll all work if brought as a "matched set". Price here determines what value of the ram as they settlle into, entry(basic), middle, and hi-end(best) because of the either attached heatsinks, LEDs or devices for possible water cooling, get the idea. So, if you see your typical ram module, as plain-jane ie: $5 and the next at $8, then one at $10, which one would fit your needs. Google or review the ram vendors out there and see what's offered. Again, your manual or mtrbd. specs will want x-ram type, maybe DDR3, then look at manufactured. Also, better mtrbd. brands tend to offer a ram list already proven to work with the mtrbd. in question, so check the support website from Asus on your model#.

tada -----Willy Happy

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Then go get RAM.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 26, 2015 11:18 PM PDT
In reply to: Plain and simple

It's simple to use and since you are not overclocking it will work fine.

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Here's my approach... look up the RAM that's been
by VAPCMD / May 27, 2015 12:52 PM PDT

'approved' by the MB Mfg on their website and thereafter go to a high volume vendor like Newegg and find products that matches the mfg's RAM specs and gets good ratings from buyers. Second ...get all the RAM you plan to use in that PC upfront.....don't buy 4 GBs now and 4GBs later....get it all upfront. GSkill makes some good stuff and I often buy that....most all RAM is guaranteed for life by the mfg but I want it up and running ...not going back to the mfg for repair or replacement . If you're not comfortable with that can always go to and they're top notch....especially if you're adding RAM to an older system.

Another approach....go to the MB mfgs website and then to the forum for your MB. You'll probably get a chance to see what other ASUS MB Z97-K owners are using for RAM in their systems. Should give you a sense of what really works in that MB.

That said ...take a look at the various products and post the options here. We'll be around for questions.


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