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January 10, 2014 8:24:03 AM

I have 16GB Transcend 1333MHz RAM is it worth getting a Corsair Vengeance 16GB 1866 Mhz
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMZ16GX3M2A1866C10R-Ven...

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January 10, 2014 8:26:10 AM

Not really, you won't see to much improvement in performance; if you do get 1600 mhz.
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January 10, 2014 8:27:49 AM

No. Unless you are a lot of benchmarks, no. You won't be able to tell the difference between the two in games or in everyday use.
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January 10, 2014 8:34:34 AM

unless you are specifically doing something that can use that ram, it would go completely unused.
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January 10, 2014 8:40:27 AM

What processor/platform are you running? AMD processors have been shown to benefit a little bit from faster ram.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/bulldozer-ddr3-over...

If you do plan on overclocking, you should get the 1866 chips (get 2x8gb, not 1 16gb, you want to make use of the dual-channel bandwidth after all, you should replace the ram you have if you do upgrade, because 16gb is more than enough).
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January 10, 2014 9:30:33 AM

beshonk said:
What processor/platform are you running? AMD processors have been shown to benefit a little bit from faster ram.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/bulldozer-ddr3-over...

If you do plan on overclocking, you should get the 1866 chips (get 2x8gb, not 1 16gb, you want to make use of the dual-channel bandwidth after all, you should replace the ram you have if you do upgrade, because 16gb is more than enough).


-EVGA GeForce GTX 770
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-evga-gtx-770-sc-acx-...

-AMD FX8350

http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-FX8350-Edition-Processor-4-...

-Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 Motherboard

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sabertooth-990FX-R2-0-Motherboa...

-EVGA 1000W SuperNOVA 1000 (I getting such a big PSU to get another GTX 770)

http://www.dabs.com/products/evga-1000w-supernova-1000-...
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January 10, 2014 10:35:15 AM

1600/9 is considered entry level, with your CPU can run 1866 in a 2x8GB config, the extra bandwith would be especially nice for everyday computing and better yet for video, imaging, VMs, CAD, etc anything memory centric, and might add a few FPS in gaming
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