I am putting together a system using the Asus z87-Pro motherboard and am having a difficult time determining what RAM to buy. I see many different options but I don't understand what makes some memory better (cost more) than other.
If my understanding is correct the G.Skill is better because it has the same timing and CAS with higher mhz? But is it worth the $30 price jump? What kind of performance increase is it giving? Will it matter if using the above Motherboard?
Thank you in advance for helping me understand this better.
Yes the 1866 sticks provide higher bandwidth, at the same timings as the 1600 sticks, so depending on what you do, the rig will run faster, moreso if doing things like video, imaging, CAD, VMs, multi tasking, etc....for Haswell, the RJ Z set is good, might also look to the GSkill Tridents or Snipers, they are the best I've run with Haswell CPUs