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Tighest timings between these sets

Last response: in Overclocking
May 3, 2010 8:33:46 AM

Hi, I've just pieced together a new system and I'm ordering today. I wanted to go with the G.SKILL PI Series 6GB DDR3 1600, but it isn't available where I live. As far memory pickings is concerned, I don't have much choice. This is basically what I can get, sorted by sales popularity here. The others that I didn't list are really random with poor timings.

1. OCZ DDR3 PC3-12800 Platinum 6 GB (3 x 2 GB) - about 282$US
2. Corsair Dominator GT DDR3-2000 CL7 6 GB - about 564$US
3. Corsair Dominator TWIN3X DDR3-1600 6 GB (3x2GB) - about 315$US
4. Patriot Viper DDR3 1600 6 GB - about 262$US
14. G.SKILL 6GB DDR3 Kit (3x2GB) PC3 12800 1600MHz Non-ECC CL9 (F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ) - about 203$US

***I'm thinking that the OCZ DDR3 PC3-12800 Platinum's timings are the best at 7-7-7-24. Just wondering how much of a difference this will make over the G.SKILL I wanted?

PS: The website I have to use here is

My new build consists of:

Core i7 930

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May 3, 2010 9:36:52 AM

The OCZ would probably be best, followed by the Dominator GT's, although tbh, you won't see much of a performance difference. I'd just get the OCZ kit.
May 3, 2010 10:33:47 AM

If the price was the same, what would you say about the Corsair Dominator 6 GB DDR3 - 1600 MHz / PC3-12800 - CL8 - 1.65 V (TR3X6G1600C8D)?
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May 3, 2010 12:25:10 PM

It's always helpful if you provide links to all the products you're looking at. This is the RAM you wanted 7-8-7-24 1.5v

And these are what you have to choose from
OCZ 7-7-7-24 1.65v
Corsairs 7-7-7-20 1.65v 8-8-8-24 1.65v
Patriot 8-8-8-24 1.65v
G.Skill 9-9-9-24 1.5-1.6v

As Lmeow said the OCZ or the Corsair XMS3's would be the best. That being said, all the sets would perform very similarly and I would suggest going with the least expensive.
May 3, 2010 4:10:26 PM

Thank you, I use foreign websites written in Norwegian so I didn't think that would help you folks out very much. I do use Newegg from time to time to read reviews and see how much Norwegian taxation is screwing me.

I ended up going with the more expensive ones, the Corsair Dominator It was between that and the OCZ's. In the end, I based my decision on reliability of the products. There are fewer bad reviews and DOAs for the Corsairs than for the OCZs. People report being able to get the Corsair working at 1600 MHz much easier than the OCZs. I want as little frustration as possible and the built in profiles Corsair uses will help.

Also, I based my decision on the manual for my OCZ GameXstream PSU and how poorly it was written in English. Pedantic, I know. I had to order today given that my current PC is dead so I couldn't wait too long for a response.

Thank you for your help!