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1 stick of 8GB vs 2 sticks?

I was looking at RAM choices for my new build and according to http://www.logicalincrements.com/ I should go with the Kingston HyperX 8GB single stick http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-1600MHz-240-pin-KHX1600C10D3B1-8G/dp/B007TTEHUY/?tag=logicaincrem-20

but I was wondering if that was a more solid choice over G.SKILL Ripjaws X 2x4GB sticks http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428
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  1. I would choose 2x4 over 1x8 for dual channel functionality, it should give you better performance values than 1x8, however i do not know if this is significant or not
  2. 6-10% improvement by using a dual channel kit in many , but not all , usage scenarios

    What RAM you et will be determined by the rest of your hardware and your usage . Not worth recommending anything without that information
  3. Outlander_04 said:
    6-10% improvement by using a dual channel kit in many , but not all , usage scenarios

    What RAM you et will be determined by the rest of your hardware and your usage . Not worth recommending anything without that information


    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3qFxn
  4. I would get 2x4 RAM and an fx 6300 to not risk bottleneck on your GPU, and to be more future proof...unless you already own this rig?
  5. My recommendation (2x4GB for $65): http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f31600c9d8gao

    The other advantage of having TWO sticks is that if one fails you can send it back and still have a working system.

    In my case, I have G. Skill memory and FOUR sticks. They recommended I send all back as they come in "matched" pairs but I had the option of saying no (and I did because I can't wait weeks for my system).

    I got the replacements and everything was fine.
  6. Best answer
    FX6300 is 50% more powerful for the same price .

    Definitely 2 x4 gig of RAM
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f31600c9d8gab
  7. I have 1 x8GB of RAM in my build... Nothing wrong with it. It still runs very very fast.
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