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March 31, 2007 8:40:02 AM

Hi guys first post. I am trying to build a new gaming rig and i am wondering what ram u guys would recomend i was going to buy either
1)mushkin REDLINE 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) with EPP Profile Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996525 - Retail

2)mushkin eXtreme Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) with EPP Profile Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

3)Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT12864AL1005 - Retail

I am going to buy the following componets:
E6600 Duo2 cooled by Zalman 9700
Abit In9 32-MAX motherboard
ram is 2*1 gb stincs of ddr2??
2x150gb Raptor X's in raid 0
EVGA 8800 GTX(superclocked)
Razer Barracuda soundcard
Antec 900 case
Thermaltake 700W toughpower powersupply
Added fan to northbridge heatsink

i am preaty set on most of my hw but can not decide on what ram would be better. the muskin extream performance is the fastest speed of the 3 ram sets i like and the most expensive. the red line is a little slower but has the lowes cas latency out of all 3 ram sets the crucial lookes the best has solid heatsinks and is as fast as the red line but with a higher rated cas latency a 5 instead of a 4 it also seems to be a better overclocker(that is what i have heard of on differnt forumz and is with out breaking the warenty by going over the voltage limit set by each respective company. so that is all the info i have price isnt to different the crucial is about 25$ cheaper then teh two muskin products and the muskin sets are within 4 $ of each other price wise.

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March 31, 2007 9:21:00 AM

Don't pay for really expensive high speed RAM.

My Crucial DDR2 667 3-3-3-12 2.2v RAM was waaaaay cheaper than the DDR2-1000 5-5-5 2.2v stuff, but runs at that speed or faster easily.

All Crucial DDR2-667 3-3-3-12 stuff uses micron D9GMH chips, and mine runs at DDR2-1000 4-4-3-10 with 2.4V
March 31, 2007 10:17:39 AM

buy pretty much any ram from a descent supplier and you'll be fine, raise your cas latencies and voltage if you wish to go above stock speed, you won't notice the difference with higher cas latencies because your ram is being overclocked so it has more thoughput in a smaller period of time, so even though it has to wait longer, it can do more after it has waited.
March 31, 2007 11:49:43 AM

I'd go for the Mushskin Extreme Performance if you can afford it. That is if you want some overclocking, if not the get some DDR2 667 or DDR2 800.
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