Ram 2133 or no?

thecrafter

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Hey guys I am upgrading my pc and I found a mother board and processor there listed below

motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131874



processor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113284

Video card is a randeon 7870 and about the video card I am thinking about when i get the other components to Crossfire it

The psu is a corsair 600 watt

the Computer case is a NZXT http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146073

But as you can see it says not overclocked it can operate on 2133 What do I pick all I need is 8 gigs. I want to get into Battlefield Guild Wars Arma 3 and what have you, but can some one help me? This is my first build and I keep second guessing myself.

Bottom line what kind of ram do I need ? and is 2133 Better then 1600?
 
Yeah, 2133 is faster... but that doesn't need better, as you won't be able to tell the difference.

Save yourself the money and get 8GB *(2x4GB) of 1600MHz Cas 9 ram. It's MORE than fast enough for any use. If you really want bigger numbers to brag with, hunt down some of the Samsung ram - it's the overclocker's secret. Because it's made with a 22nm process, it'll overclock like HELL - the $50, 8GB kit will surpass $120 "extreme" kits.


Just a side note, but the rule of thumb is to spend twice on the graphics card what you do on the CPU - I'd HIGHLY recommend dropping to a 6300, a slightly cheaper motherboard, and upgrading at LEAST to a 7870 XT if not a 7950.
 

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It is Graphics card is a 7870 Black edition

So I purchase the 1600MHz how do i transition the motherboard to use? underclock? I presume
 
never owned an amd setup so not sure. the last time i had to really overclock ram was when i was running my i7 950 running dual tripple channle, i was still able to OC my mushkin ridgebacks over 2200mhz @ cas 10 timmings.
 

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