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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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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. 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.
  6. 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?
  7. what is the processor you are using? And what motherboard?
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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?
  11. Best answer
    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)
  12. 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=N82E16820231589
  13. attila1905 said:


    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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