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I want to upgrade my current system which consist of an i5 2500k OC to 4.5. I received an MSI Gaming 7http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130768 motherboard as a gift and wanted to build around that. I was looking into an i7 4790k and a Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX970 video card. I want to overclock this chip and wanted recommendations of which memory to get. I want a total of 16GB but don't know if I should go for 2 sticks of 8GB or 4 sticks of 4GB. I want to reuse my two SSD drives my 750W Seasonic PSU and my Corsair H100 cooler.

 

Which memory you guys recommend?

Would that motherboard get the job done?

 

Thanks

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Seems like a good plan so far.  Mobo is fine.  

 

Go for 2x 8GB, usually cheaper.  

 

Memory wise, G.Skill has a nice warranty and good prices, and the Kingston HyperX modules are nice also.  Go with 2133/2400MHz memory for not much more money.

 

Don't forget to clean the CPU cooler block and reapply new thermal paste.

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Thank you Max,

 

What about the timings if I go with PC2400 memory? I'm assuming the faster the memory the better. Specially if I'm overclocking.

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I built systems with those five kits and have yet to see a significant difference.  TBH I usually use G.Skill more often simply because their warranty/RMA process was excellent when I had to use it.

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Max,

Thanks a lot for your valuable info. I'll be ordering parts in the next few days. 

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