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2133MHz CL9 or 2400MHz CL10 for gaming ?

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July 25, 2014 9:57:46 AM

I'm going to buy a new PC and i wanted to know which one of these RAMs i should buy for gaming..
16GB (2 X 8GB) DDR3 2133MHz CL9
16GB (2 X 8GB) DDR3 2400MHz CL10
I also wanna know which brand is best for gaming

The PC components i'm intending to buy :
Motherboard :GA-Z97X-UD5H-BK
CPU : Intel core i7-4770K 4-core 3.5GHz
GPU : Geforce GTX 770 windForce 3X OC 4GB edition

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July 25, 2014 10:08:20 AM

9 / (2133/2) = 8.4ns latency
10 / (2400/2) = 8.3ns latency

So the 2400MT/s DIMM gives you both higher bandwidth and slightly lower latency, which makes it a no-contest if you do not mind the extra cost and your CPU/MoBo can reliably go that high.
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July 25, 2014 10:20:51 AM

Okay, first off: There is no way in heaven that you are going to use that much ram while gaming. 16GB is way too much! RAM isn't everything you know. I use 2 screens, sometimes 3 and i've tried to use games on all three of them and i didn't even use 8GB.

Secondly: unless you are running a virtual machine or a server etc, you won't notice system performance difference if you have that much speed. The Standard 1600MHz is better, you will not notice it.

Extra Tip: No need to get that CPU, you should get an i5 instead, as it will deliver just as much performance as the i7 (make sure it has the same amount of cores and GHz though), and take the money you gained there and spend it on a better Graphics card. That way you will see a HUGE performance increase while gaming man.

Get a 780, or some other card that is better than the GTX 770.

You have got a lot of performance to gain here mate.
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July 25, 2014 10:42:01 AM

Chickenator said:
Okay, first off: There is no way in heaven that you are going to use that much ram while gaming. 16GB is way too much! RAM isn't everything you know. I use 2 screens, sometimes 3 and i've tried to use games on all three of them and i didn't even use 8GB.

If you count the memory used by the file system cache as you play games like WoW, you can end up using 8-10GB during a normal session even though the process uses less than 2GB.

There is more to RAM use than what gets explicitly allocated to applications.

Personally, I like having all my frequently accessed files cached in RAM so HDDs hardly get any accesses once my programs are loaded so I went with 32GB on my current PC... 12GB of which are in explicitly in use by applications and 17GB are used by the system cache.
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July 25, 2014 1:39:33 PM

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Chickenator said:
Okay, first off: There is no way in heaven that you are going to use that much ram while gaming. 16GB is way too much! RAM isn't everything you know. I use 2 screens, sometimes 3 and i've tried to use games on all three of them and i didn't even use 8GB.

If you count the memory used by the file system cache as you play games like WoW, you can end up using 8-10GB during a normal session even though the process uses less than 2GB.

There is more to RAM use than what gets explicitly allocated to applications.

Personally, I like having all my frequently accessed files cached in RAM so HDDs hardly get any accesses once my programs are loaded so I went with 32GB on my current PC... 12GB of which are in explicitly in use by applications and 17GB are used by the system cache.

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