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RAM CL9 vs Cl10 and Clock speed question...

for my pc here is the RAM i've selected:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0053GLCEY/ref=ox_sc_act_title_5?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

im using a h100i cooler for my i5 4670K in the corsair 350D which is a micro atx case. my Questions:

1) CL9 vs CL10, which RAM type is better

2) will these high RAM sticks interfere with the H100i air intake as it is in a fairly small case

3) 1600Mhz RAM, is any more necessary for an intel CPU? (also this PC is for mild gaming(have gtx760))

4) could i get better ram than the one selected for the same or less price?

thx
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    1) A lower CL (CAS Latency) is better.

    2) The ram sticks shouldn't interfere with the cooler, that is typically only a problem for Air coolers but not 100% positive

    3) Higher speed is better but most people will not notice the difference between 1660/1866/2100 Mhz, it is typically not worth paying extra for higher speed. I personally feel that 1600 Mhz is a good option for it's price or 1866 is usually a few dollars more. Anything faster usually comes at a price premium that is not worth it IMO.

    4) Some other viable alternatives:

    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£58.80 @ Kustom PCs)

    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£59.60 @ Ebuyer)

    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£62.40 @ Kustom PCs)

    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£59.98 @ Amazon UK)
  2. grav varma said:
    for my pc here is the RAM i've selected:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0053GLCEY/ref=ox_sc_act_title_5?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

    im using a h100i cooler for my i5 4670K in the corsair 350D which is a micro atx case. my Questions:

    1) CL9 vs CL10, which RAM type is better

    2) will these high RAM sticks interfere with the H100i air intake as it is in a fairly small case

    3) 1600Mhz RAM, is any more necessary for an intel CPU? (also this PC is for mild gaming(have gtx760))

    4) could i get better ram than the one selected for the same or less price?

    thx



    I doubt the high RAM sticks would interferer with the H100i. 1600MHz RAM is enough lol, although I think you could get 1866MHz RAM for cheaper.
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