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February 24, 2014 3:23:05 PM

Is a 8gb of RAM good enough for gaming and if so Corsair vs G skill or other brands
February 24, 2014 3:26:06 PM

It isn't top of the range RAM but it will be decent enough for gaming. Also RAM doesn't play a very big part in gaming so try not to overspend on this when you could be spending more on other, more important components.
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February 24, 2014 4:02:27 PM

question if i want to upgrade to 16gb later can i purchase two sets of corsair vengeance 8gb
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February 24, 2014 4:04:06 PM

If you're planning on future upgrades, buy 1 module now, so later you can buy another 8GB
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February 24, 2014 7:19:06 PM

WalrusOf Rock said:
question if i want to upgrade to 16gb later can i purchase two sets of corsair vengeance 8gb


You can buy one kit 2x4GB and later add second exact kit 2x4GB
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February 25, 2014 2:02:42 AM

Ahmadjon said:
WalrusOf Rock said:
question if i want to upgrade to 16gb later can i purchase two sets of corsair vengeance 8gb


You can buy one kit 2x4GB and later add second exact kit 2x4GB


That's not a very good idea, then he has used up all 4 slots? So he can't upgrade after that..

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February 25, 2014 6:14:19 AM

TheClydeFrog said:
Ahmadjon said:
WalrusOf Rock said:
question if i want to upgrade to 16gb later can i purchase two sets of corsair vengeance 8gb


You can buy one kit 2x4GB and later add second exact kit 2x4GB


That's not a very good idea, then he has used up all 4 slots? So he can't upgrade after that..



Better to have 8GB now and later add second kit to get 16GB, for gaming 8GB is overkill now, and the most RAM intensive game requires 6GB max, if he add's second kit in one two years, his RAM will last him for next 3-4 years
Again 16GB would be overkill for just gaming, if he's going to use RAM for RAM intensive programs such 3dmax then 16 or 32GB would be more useful
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February 25, 2014 8:29:15 AM

8GB is plenty, anything more is an unnecessary waste of money. Likewise, there's no noticeable difference between 1333Mhz and 1600Mhz RAM. Don't believe that expensive RAM of the same type will give you better performance, because it won't.

I only went for Corsair Vengeance because I like the look of the heat spreaders. :) 
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February 25, 2014 8:41:56 AM

bicycle_repair_man said:
8GB is plenty, anything more is an unnecessary waste of money. Likewise, there's no noticeable difference between 1333Mhz and 1600Mhz RAM. Don't believe that expensive RAM of the same type will give you better performance, because it won't.

I only went for Corsair Vengeance because I like the look of the heat spreaders. :) 


+1 but 1600Mhz would be better because there is not a big price difference between 1333Mhz and 1600Mhz
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February 26, 2014 12:35:31 AM

Ahmadjon said:
bicycle_repair_man said:
8GB is plenty, anything more is an unnecessary waste of money. Likewise, there's no noticeable difference between 1333Mhz and 1600Mhz RAM. Don't believe that expensive RAM of the same type will give you better performance, because it won't.

I only went for Corsair Vengeance because I like the look of the heat spreaders. :) 


+1 but 1600Mhz would be better because there is not a big price difference between 1333Mhz and 1600Mhz


Agreed.
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February 26, 2014 4:21:33 AM

little bit off there mate. there is a difference in 1333 to 1600 if your using a new i series with cas 8 or lower. there isnt between 1600 and 1866/2100 as the cpu handles up to 1600 nativley. after that the bandwidth of the ram increases but the cpu will not use it. so buy the cheapest ddr3 1600 with the lowest latency you can find that has a decent heat spreader.
as for the differenc between gskill and corsair there isnt 1 other than the cooling profile. perfomance wise there within 1% of each other which is tiny. so if there the brands your wanting to stick with buy the cheaper.
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February 27, 2014 12:31:06 AM

WalrusOf Rock said:
Is a 8gb of RAM good enough for gaming and if so Corsair vs G skill or other brands


So, in summary, 8GB will be plenty for gaming and brand isn't very relevant. Go for whatever fits your budget and is at least 1333Mhz. Heat spreaders are recommended, but not necessary.
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March 10, 2014 10:26:22 AM

+1 on the 8GB of RAM. When I game, I rarely see more than 3.2 GB in use.
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