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which is better for gaming and does it fit motherboard?

Hey, i got MSI Z87-G43 GAMING RETAIL motherboard.

Is http://www.e-shop.gr/product?id=PER.552298 (G.SKILL F3-8500CL7D-8GBRL 8GB (2X4GB) DDR3 PC3-8500 1066MHZ DUAL CHANNEL KIT) better or http://www.e-shop.gr/product?id=PER.550382&sid=1 (KINGSTON KHX16C9B1RK2/8X 8GB (2X4GB) DDR3 1600MHZ HYPERX RED SERIES XMP DUAL CHANNEL KIT)??

Thanks for answers in advance!!
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  1. the kingston ram is considerably faster, both have xmp. Both are decent brands.

    Kingston is the obvious choice. Although i'm surprised you couldn't find a g.skill kit similarly priced at same 1600mhz speed.

    CL7 (7-7-7-18-2N) @ 1066MHz for GSkill means lower latency, also use's 1.5v

    CL9-9-9 are higher but 1600mhz speed is preferred. Please note the 1.65v is slightly outside Intel's recommendation for Haswell, Assuming that is what you have in your z87. I'm sure it's fine but could easily find some 1600mhz sticks @1.5v.

    Althou
  2. so would http://www.e-shop.gr/product?id=PER.552232 be better than the kingston too? which ram would you suggest that is not too expensive :)?
  3. yes, i go with 1600mhz but at 1.5v

    But that is just one stick, you need a dual kit. You could buy x 2 separately and hope there fine, they always are, although t is better to have them matched as closely as possibly by serial no if you go 2 separate stick purchases.
  4. so 2 of G.SKILL F3-12800CL9S-4GBRL 4GB DDR3 PC3-12800 RIPJAWS would be best?
  5. yes, i would still prefer a dual kit though(@1.5) which those single sticks are. It does not matter as much as it use to in years gone by but bandwidth is nearly always preferred over latency.

    I having trouble with e-shop otherwise i'm sure i could find something in dual at required specs.
  6. could you send me a dual you would suggest model and i find it in some shop maybe? thanks
  7. i found G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB (2X4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHZ RIPJAWSX DUAL CHANNEL KIT (PER.556216) is that what you mean ;D?
  8. Best answer
    G.Skill F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

    Cosair CMX8GX3M2A1600C9

    Just about anything with 1600mhz cl9 and 1.5v that is sold a a 2x4gb kit
  9. Yes you read my mind
  10. haha cool thanks a lot for answers ;)
  11. ur welcome and great gaming
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