Would the XMS3 kits perform as well as if not better than the Dominator kit I had in mind due to the lower latency? The memory scaling review seemed to suggest this, but was somewhat inconsistent with some tests.
I would like to save some cash and get the XMS3 CAS 7 kit if I could. Is the extra money for the XMS3 1600 or the dominator worth it?
Again, don't bother much with latency/speed. They don't affect real life performance much. Get any decent kit and be happy. Consider if that 3-4sec gain in a encoding,etc is really worth the extra money for faster/lower cas RAM.
My plan with the OS was to install the Windows 7 release candidate for now and then get Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit when it is release. Would there be a noticable difference between the CL9 and CL7 XMS3 memory kits?
How much do you plan to OC the i7 to? Depending on that, you may want DDDR3 1600.
hey im in the exact same case thou, i too need your opinion, im going to OC the CPU to 4 ghz its the 920. it will be w/c
the board and ram i want to buy,
p6t delux with fsb of 2ghz (oc) @ 260 AUD
and the ram
OCZ 6G(3x2G) DDR3 Blade C9 2000Mhz it stands at 400 AUD
im normally a regular computer guy, but i finally can afford to purchase a dream machine.... and as soon as i saw 2ghz for ram and mobo.. i thought i must have it but then i joined a few forums sites and it kinda seemed pointless, especially if i dont know what im doing,
atm im running a ddr2 setup witht gb of generic ram 800 mhz and ide love the jump im gfoing from normal sata to ssd for os/main apps/games im going from tri core 2.3 ghz to quad core 2.6(n/oc) (4ghz oc) and my mobo will be way better im getting a bettwe case/psu and my first w/c setup
so what ram/mobo would be best for epic gaming..... im getting to 5870s and i plan to run any enw game at max settings if possible... im not exactally sure how much imput high speed and low latency do for gaming... i dont do video editing... just a lil burning.....