What is the best memory for this combo?

Intel i7 920 & DX58os running Vista

I'm running mostly Adobe softwares & some gaming in between. I'm thinking either a 6GB Corsair Dominator or OCz Platinum. I most likely won't be doing any OC...since I'm not really good at those kind of stuff. Corsair costs $50 more...is it worth the price? Or if you have any other suggestion please let me know. Thanks in advance!
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  1. both are good chip companies w/ great products
    Dominator is product line, w/ multiple chips under that name
    Just remember to look for lowest latency. The lower the better, but i wouldn't pay an exorbitant amount of money for a small gain in memory performance
  2. Since the question can't be answered without looking at the specs for each part, I grabbed these three from Newegg:

    #1 CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8D - Retail $190

    #2 OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Retail $112

    #3 OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600LV6GK - Retail $145

    When you compare #1 and #2, both are name brands that guarantee performance at the same rated speed, voltage, and timings. #2 is $78 cheaper, so if you aren't overclocking that's the one to buy. If you are overclocking, you may believe (or may find proof in reviews) that the Corsair will overclock faster and easier.

    #3 is guaranteed to run at the same speed and voltage, but at faster timings. Importantly, with only 7 latency (the first "7" in the 7-7-7-24 string). So this memory only requires 7/8ths as long a delay between "accesses" as #1 or #2.

    Of these, #3 is the best memory for a non-overclocker. It may also prove to overclock as well or better than the Corsair, but none of that is known or guaranteed by the specs.

    #3 will benchmark faster, help overall system performance by a few percent, but frankly that probably won't really be noticable in day to day use.

    Hope that helps.
  3. Platinum it is...Thanks again!
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