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December 15, 2013 9:37:50 AM

Basically, I am debating whether I should buy a ripjaws 8gb kit @ 1600mhz for $50, or a ripjaws 8gb kit @ 2133mhz for ~$99.

How does RAM speed affect gaming, and would it be worth buying 16gb of RAM?

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December 15, 2013 9:40:56 AM

depends on the system. hope these kits are pairs and not individual sticks..?? 1600 is fine. i run 1333. not killing me.
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December 15, 2013 9:46:51 AM

swifty_morgan said:
depends on the system. hope these kits are pairs and not individual sticks..?? 1600 is fine. i run 1333. not killing me.


2x4 gb kits haha,
so there isn't any noticable fps drop etc?
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December 15, 2013 10:04:19 AM

Not really. Ram speed is the least important metric to improve game performance. Its waaaay down the list on things I would upgrade.
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December 15, 2013 10:33:57 AM

16 won't help much, unless u have a phobia from futureproofing! but it wont. that ripjaws x won't help either(for now).
you can buy a corsair xms3 or a set of ripjaws of1666mhz.
THE TRUTH:
even the ripjaws X model u wer saying abt...it works at stock speed of 1666mhz. "i have a pair".
8 gb is enuff.
those classy looking heat spreaders don't work magic unless you have one side of your case open!
she looks beautiful BTW.
if u believe your ram sticks r gonna stay fit for that long. GET THEM.
ITS USELESS if not!

i gave you enough options to look out for boy.
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December 15, 2013 5:43:04 PM

If strictly gaming 1600/9 is sufficient, the faster DRAM is most useful when using the rig - like in rendering, imaging, CAD, multitasking, VMs, etc
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December 15, 2013 5:48:46 PM

I read an article which said over 1600 has little benefit. I just got 2133 because they were $5 more, but with a 4.4GHz o/c on my CPU, I actually run them at 1600 with tighter timing (it was more stable that way) and I get similar Maxmem scores as at 2400 with looser timing.
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December 16, 2013 1:42:14 PM

Anything over 1600 mhz would not make a noticeable difference
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