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April 4, 2014 7:10:46 PM

which ram setup will give me better performance?

4 X 8 gb 1600 hertz

or

2 X 8 gb 2100 hertz

I am building my pc
debating whether if I should buy 32gb all at once and settle for 1600 hertz or just buy the 16gb with higher Hz

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April 4, 2014 7:16:25 PM

For gaming? Neither. You'll only need 8GB of 1600 MHz RAM. There's no difference between 1600 and 2800 MHz RAM in gaming. As for other applications, it may help a little for video editing as well as the large RAM count of 16 GB. As for 32 GB, you're just pissing money away at that point.
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April 4, 2014 7:41:23 PM

barto said:
For gaming? Neither. You'll only need 8GB of 1600 MHz RAM. There's no difference between 1600 and 2800 MHz RAM in gaming. As for other applications, it may help a little for video editing as well as the large RAM count of 16 GB. As for 32 GB, you're just pissing money away at that point.


I want to do 3d gaming in ultra settings.
Also, I will use the pc for work. I use photoshop and watch lots of high def movies.


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April 4, 2014 7:43:49 PM

attila1905 said:
barto said:
For gaming? Neither. You'll only need 8GB of 1600 MHz RAM. There's no difference between 1600 and 2800 MHz RAM in gaming. As for other applications, it may help a little for video editing as well as the large RAM count of 16 GB. As for 32 GB, you're just pissing money away at that point.


I want to do 3d gaming in ultra settings.
Also, I will use the pc for work. I use photoshop and watch lots of high def movies.




If you do heavy editing I would say go 16GB, but otherwise 8GB is fine.
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April 4, 2014 7:48:44 PM

RazerZ said:
attila1905 said:
barto said:
For gaming? Neither. You'll only need 8GB of 1600 MHz RAM. There's no difference between 1600 and 2800 MHz RAM in gaming. As for other applications, it may help a little for video editing as well as the large RAM count of 16 GB. As for 32 GB, you're just pissing money away at that point.


I want to do 3d gaming in ultra settings.
Also, I will use the pc for work. I use photoshop and watch lots of high def movies.




If you do heavy editing I would say go 16GB, but otherwise 8GB is fine.



I dont do heavy editing with huge size files.

What about hertz speed.

Should I go for 2400hz or higher?
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April 4, 2014 7:54:35 PM

attila1905 said:
RazerZ said:
attila1905 said:
barto said:
For gaming? Neither. You'll only need 8GB of 1600 MHz RAM. There's no difference between 1600 and 2800 MHz RAM in gaming. As for other applications, it may help a little for video editing as well as the large RAM count of 16 GB. As for 32 GB, you're just pissing money away at that point.


I want to do 3d gaming in ultra settings.
Also, I will use the pc for work. I use photoshop and watch lots of high def movies.




If you do heavy editing I would say go 16GB, but otherwise 8GB is fine.



I dont do heavy editing with huge size files.

What about hertz speed.

Should I go for 2400hz or higher?


That can get pretty expensive. I would go for 2133Mhz.
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April 4, 2014 7:57:00 PM

RazerZ said:
attila1905 said:
RazerZ said:
attila1905 said:
barto said:
For gaming? Neither. You'll only need 8GB of 1600 MHz RAM. There's no difference between 1600 and 2800 MHz RAM in gaming. As for other applications, it may help a little for video editing as well as the large RAM count of 16 GB. As for 32 GB, you're just pissing money away at that point.


I want to do 3d gaming in ultra settings.
Also, I will use the pc for work. I use photoshop and watch lots of high def movies.




If you do heavy editing I would say go 16GB, but otherwise 8GB is fine.



I dont do heavy editing with huge size files.

What about hertz speed.

Should I go for 2400hz or higher?


That can get pretty expensive. I would go for 2133Mhz.


I can afford upto $200 for Ram.
I want the maximum performance for 200.
would the 2400mhz make a difference from 2133 or is it a waste of money?
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a b } Memory
April 4, 2014 8:02:20 PM

what is the processor you are using? And what motherboard?
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April 4, 2014 8:02:24 PM

attila1905 said:
RazerZ said:
attila1905 said:
RazerZ said:
attila1905 said:
barto said:
For gaming? Neither. You'll only need 8GB of 1600 MHz RAM. There's no difference between 1600 and 2800 MHz RAM in gaming. As for other applications, it may help a little for video editing as well as the large RAM count of 16 GB. As for 32 GB, you're just pissing money away at that point.


I want to do 3d gaming in ultra settings.
Also, I will use the pc for work. I use photoshop and watch lots of high def movies.




If you do heavy editing I would say go 16GB, but otherwise 8GB is fine.



I dont do heavy editing with huge size files.

What about hertz speed.

Should I go for 2400hz or higher?


That can get pretty expensive. I would go for 2133Mhz.


I can afford upto $200 for Ram.
I want the maximum performance for 200.
would the 2400mhz make a difference from 2133 or is it a waste of money?


IMO it is a waste of money because you won't see that much of an improvement. Maybe a few seconds.

Here's a link to a guy who decided to do a benchmark with different ram speeds

http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1255433

The rendering were only seconds apart.
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April 4, 2014 8:06:06 PM

brarboy said:
what is the processor you are using? And what motherboard?


4770k i7

didnt buy a mb yet. looking to buy asus maximus extreme
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April 4, 2014 8:10:14 PM

attila1905 said:
brarboy said:
what is the processor you are using? And what motherboard?


4770k i7

didnt buy a mb yet. looking to buy asus maximus extreme


Why not get an Extreme 4 and put $100 more towards the GPU?
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a b } Memory
April 4, 2014 8:12:03 PM

attila1905 said:
brarboy said:
what is the processor you are using? And what motherboard?


4770k i7

didnt buy a mb yet. looking to buy asus maximus extreme


some tips would be, make sure your RAM timings aren't exceeding 9 and try to get as low voltage as possible. For Haswell series the Trident X are the best match and best performer for your cpu. Check out this one:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Memory: G.Skill Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $179.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-04 23:11 EDT-0400)
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April 4, 2014 8:18:46 PM

brarboy said:
attila1905 said:
brarboy said:
what is the processor you are using? And what motherboard?


4770k i7

didnt buy a mb yet. looking to buy asus maximus extreme


some tips would be, make sure your RAM timings aren't exceeding 9 and try to get as low voltage as possible. For Haswell series the Trident X are the best match and best performer for your cpu. Check out this one:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Memory: G.Skill Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $179.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-04 23:11 EDT-0400)



i really wanted this one.
hows this one?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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April 4, 2014 8:25:57 PM

attila1905 said:
i really wanted this one.
hows this one?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


That would still be good but there won't be any significant difference between one you chose and one i mentioned above. For 2400Mhz has bit more speed and other has bit better timings. If you want to, get it. Good luck :) 
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