Help with choosing best memory for the money...PC2-6400

Since I am looking at the likelihood of upgrading to an AMD Athlon X2 3800+ AM2 based machine soon, I am going to be needing 2gb of new memory. Here is a list of the sub-$150 priced 2gb kits for PC2-6400 that ZipZoomFly carries for Corsair, Crucial and OCZ. The pricing does not include rebates since I won't likely be able to make a purchase before the offers expire. For that reason, I'm going based on pre-rebate pricing. The system will be for general use with occassional gaming (bfme/c&c3/oblivion/etc) and xvid/mpeg-2/HD video encoding/decoding. I've marked which one I'm considering, which is #5. How much of a noticeable performance difference do the latency ratings listed here really make for a general use system? Any input? Any recommendations for anything specific? My cap on the memory is around $150 or so. Thanks.

-- MaSoP

NOTE: I added Crucial to the list, as I forgot to include that in my initial post.

1)

OCZ OCZ2G8002GK 2GB Kit DDR2-800 PC2-6400 Gold Gamer eXtreme XTC Edition Dual Channel Memory Retail

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=85236

Latency Rating: 5-5-5-12

$110.99


2)

Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400 2GB Kit DDR2-800 XMS2-6400 Xtreme Performance Memory Retail

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=85025-5

Latency Rating: 5-5-5-12

$118.00


3) Optimized for the DFI NF590 SLI-M2R

OCZ OCZ2P800LP2GK 2GB Kit DDR2 PC2-6400 Platinum DFI Special Dual Channel Memory Retail

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=85280

$135.50

Latency Rating: 4-4-4-15


4)

OCZ OCZ2P8002GK 2GB Kit DDR2-800 PC2-6400 Enhanced Latency Platinum XTC Edition Dual Channel Memory Retail

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=85237

$135.80

Latency Rating: 4-5-4-15


5) I HAVE PUT THIS ONE INTO CONSIDERATION

OCZ OCZ2P800R22GK 2GB Kit DDR2 PC2-6400 Platinum Revision 2 Dual Channel Memory Retail

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=85264

$139.00

Latency Rating: 4-4-4-15


6)

OCZ OCZ2SOE8002GK 2GB Kit DDR2 PC2-6400 Special Ops Edition Memory Retail

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=85265

$142.00

Latency Rating: 5-5-5-12


7)

Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400C4 2GB Kit DDR2-800 XMS2-6400 Xtreme Performance Memory Retail

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=85025-6

$146.00

Latency Rating: 4-4-4-12 and 5-5-5-15


8) ATI CrossFire™ Certified

OCZ OCZ2A8002GK 2GB Kit DDR2 PC2-6400 ATI CrossFire Dual Channel Memory Retail

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=85266

$147.00

Latency Rating: 4-4-4-12


9)

Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X2048-6400C5DHX Twin2X Dual-Channel Memory Kits with DHX Technology Retail

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=85025-31

$149.00

Latency Rating: 5-5-5-18


10)

Crucial Technology Ballistix BL2KIT12864AA804 2GB kit DDR2-800 PC2-6400 Memory Retail

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=80061-9

$135.99

Latency Rating: 4-4-4-12


11)

Crucial Technology Ballistix Tracer BL2KIT12864AL804 2GB Kit DDR2-800 PC2-6400 Memory Retail

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=80061-32

$144.99

Latency Timing: 4-4-4-12
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  1. I'd like to add this:

    Patriot eXtreme Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220144

    Latency Rating: 4-4-4-12

    $139.99
  2. No big difference.
  3. oh well, it's a worthy mention at least.
  4. I was referring to the OP's post; sorry for making it seem as though I was replying to yours!
  5. it's ok man, happens all the time. :lol:
  6. i would say Corsair . wich one , depend on ur badget .
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