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RAM for my Highend-gaming rig Kingston vs. The rest!?!

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July 16, 2014 6:18:02 AM

Please Help, I am sick of reading reviews and not coming to a proper Conclusion and I cant figure it out myself... :( 

Im building a highend gaming rig and I cant settle for the Ram, especially cause I want it to look as good as possible :) 

I do understand the freq and Cas differences etc. but I dont know how much it will actually affect my system in the end if at all.

So there's 3 options as for looks:

Kingston Hyp.X Beast 1866 cl9 4x4Gb
Kingston Hyp.X Beast 1866 cl10 2x8Gb
Kingston Hyp.X Fury 1866 cl10 2x8Gb

and then there's a bunch of maybe even cheaper 1866 cl9 rams, that wouldnt fit into my setup by means of aesthetics, like the amd performance series 1866 cl9 2x8Gb (30euros cheaper)

My Setup:
i7 4790K
r9 295x2 OC Saph.
Sabertooth Mark I z97 (1866max)
I dont plan on Oc'ing for now.

So, why do the older version of the Beast have a lower Cas?! Is a quadchannel cl9 setup slower than a dual cl10?? Are the relatively fresh(new) fury sticks better at the same freq/cas then the beast? Is the cl9 cl10 difference so much that it shouldnt be ignored?(Its supposted to make a bigger difference in Bf4 for example)?

There's enough space for the rams, so high profile is no prob.
As for Corsair Vengeance, they are also 1866 cl9 but I really dont like the looks, no offense :) 

Should I ditch looks and go for cl9 or maybe even cl8 if I can, or is it a ridiculous problem and I should just take whatever fits best?! Please help me and thanks in advance!!

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a c 2286 } Memory
July 16, 2014 8:25:49 AM

First you simply look for a combination of high freq and low CL, next since you have a dual channel rig (max it can't run in quad channel - that's socket 2011, so either 2 sticks or 4 you are in dual channel mode) you look for dual channel for the amount you want so here would be 2x8GB, if looking for 16GB total, would suggest the 1866/8 GSkill Tridents or w/ your CPU even a 2133/9 set of the Tri's or the GSkill Snipers
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July 16, 2014 10:47:56 AM

Tradesman1 said:
First you simply look for a combination of high freq and low CL, next since you have a dual channel rig (max it can't run in quad channel - that's socket 2011, so either 2 sticks or 4 you are in dual channel mode) you look for dual channel for the amount you want so here would be 2x8GB, if looking for 16GB total, would suggest the 1866/8 GSkill Tridents or w/ your CPU even a 2133/9 set of the Tri's or the GSkill Snipers


2133/9 although it says 1866 is max?! Or is that just like a manfacturers suggestion?
Thanks for your input!
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a c 2286 } Memory
July 16, 2014 11:50:46 AM

They do that (the 1866) with all the Sabertooth models for some reason, but they run fine with 2133 even 2400 sticks and have the XMP support built in to the BIOS
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July 16, 2014 1:44:32 PM

That changes everything! :D  I never even thought about googling that. Do you think that would affect the warranty on the board if I would use 2133/2400 on it? Im just asking cause this pc is supposted to live along and happy life without further investment and I decided for the Sabertooth among other reason for the 5 year warranty... Thanks so much for your answer btw.!!
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July 16, 2014 2:24:54 PM

And if I buy, say 2400 and the Mobo sets it down to 1866 does it also reduce the latency or would it still be like 11 for example?
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a c 2286 } Memory
July 16, 2014 2:37:21 PM

No, don't think so, there's 1155/P67s I know that are out there running 2133/9 those are from back about Jan 2011 and are running strong
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