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    Question DDR2 RAM of Choice for Asus Maximus II Formula (or potentially P5Q-Deluxe)?

    So - as you all pretty much already know I'm going for a P45 Asus Motherboars (either Maximus II Formula or P5Q-Deluxe - still debating seeing as they are pretty much the same price).
    Anyways - going with one of those and a 4870 video and Q9550 CPU - pretty much set.

    Last part - and really important - memory/RAM - I need to ensure I get compatible memory (don't want to get caught) - currently my 3 top choices are:
    OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2RPR10664GK - Retail - @$133
    OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2P10664GK - Retail - @$110
    CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-8500C5D - Retail - @ $139 (no fan)

    I've got no clue ...which is best? And are these really the top 3 choices for either of those 2 motherboards (hopefully they are quasi-similar when it comes to RAM).
    What do you guys recommend? I know I only need DDR2-800 (as a bare minimum) but want to get at least DDR-1066 (for my own mental well-being).

    Need help finding out which route I should take - which work and which dont...
    Hopefully some of you guys have some experience with these boards and RAM - or have something better to recommend?

    Thanks,

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    OCZ reapers (your first one listed)

    If you do decide to get the reapers, which I think is the best choice, make sure you run it at the rated voltage (2.1V).
    CPU - E6750 @ 3.4GHz | 425x8 | 1.41V | Zalman CNPS9500 | Lapped
    Mobo - Abit P35 Pro | Bios v14
    Ram - 2x1GB G.Skill F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ | 850 | 5-5-5-15 | 1.85V
    GPU - PNY 8800GT | 700c, 1850s, 900m | HR-03GT
    HD - 150GB raptor ADFD | Seagate 7200.7 160GB | 2x WD 640GB
    PSU - OCZ GameXSteam 700W


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