Which Ram's To Buy?

Hello which corsair dominator would you reccomend to buy?


CORSAIR DDR3 3X2GB 1600MHZ DIMM CL8 KIT (Dosent come whit the cooling fan)

or

Corsair DOMINATOR GT 2x2GB, 2000MHz DDR3, CL8, DHX+ (Comes whit the cooling fan)


The 2000Mhz one is more cheaper and the 1600Mhz one is more expensive.


Im going to use it on ASUS Rampage III Gene motherboard,it only supports 1600MHz Maximum but ive heard that u can underclock 400MHz from 2000Mhz to make it 1600MHz to support if so please reply how if u can.

I would really choose the 2000mhz one since its better looking also comes whit the fan and suits the motherboard in my case,but im not really sure so thats why i need your help please.

Thanks :)
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  1. idk I would also choose the 2000Mhz you can always get 4gigs more later...
    the reason the 1600 ram is more expensive cause its a 6 gb kit most likely...
    I'd go with 2000 and upgrade later...
  2. videl said:
    idk I would also choose the 2000Mhz you can always get 4gigs more later...
    the reason the 1600 ram is more expensive cause its a 6 gb kit most likely...
    I'd go with 2000 and upgrade later...



    if i get the 2000mhz can you tell me how to underclock it to 1600mhz?
  3. well your motherboard supports 2000Mhz anyway, but as it is made for core i7 9XX you must have three RAM sticks set for it to work so you cannot have the 2 x 2gb ram, hope this help.
  4. why would you want to underclock it?
  5. rajaawad23 said:
    well your motherboard supports 2000Mhz anyway, but as it is made for core i7 9XX you must have three RAM sticks set for it to work so you cannot have the 2 x 2gb ram, hope this help.



    So its the CORSAIR DDR3 3X2GB 1600MHZ DIMM CL8 KIT for this mobo?

    sorry there wasnt a writing that it supports 2200mhz on the website i saw,so it supports triple channel then well its the CORSAIR DDR3 3X2GB 1600MHZ DIMM CL8 KIT im gonna buy then
  6. videl said:
    why would you want to underclock it?



    becouse i thought it only supports 1600mhz max but i read the specifications on other website review about the mobo it said it supports 2200mhz max
  7. by the way, DDR3 RAM underclocks automatically to suit your motherboard.
  8. so you would be fine...nothing to worry about...
  9. rajaawad23 said:
    by the way, DDR3 RAM underclocks automatically to suit your motherboard.



    thats great news,so now i only need DDR3 2000mhz but 3 Sticks?

    2 sticks wont work like the ones i mentioned right?
  10. nope...look for a triple channel kit... like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145318
  11. videl said:
    nope...look for a triple channel kit... like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145318



    exactly the same ones i mentioned but just triple channel,i cannot buy thease here cuz they dont sell triple channel 2000mhz ones or maybe they do ill just ask if they can order it whenever i have the money to buy it.

    Either way i cant order from newegg or amazon i live in Lithuania and they do not ship there,the triple channel is going to be expensive here.
  12. Ahh I see...well I hope you can find it...but that's the ram you would need...
  13. videl said:
    Ahh I see...well I hope you can find it...but that's the ram you would need...



    yes if i dont find the ones u showed me ill buy the 3X2GB 1600mhz ones too bad they wont come whit a fan :(
  14. dont worry you will not notice the difference between them and also you dont need a fan and if you want one you could get them seperatly on ebay usually good deals
  15. yeah rajaawad23 is right, you won't really notice the speed differences...well you might but that would really depend on what you're doing with your comp...it would have to be something extreme...
  16. videl said:
    yeah rajaawad23 is right, you won't really notice the speed differences...well you might but that would really depend on what you're doing with your comp...it would have to be something extreme...



    well 400mhz between them isnt much difference,but the look of those red lines and the fan on the 2000mhz ones just suits my case and motherboard,i just want something to suit for my setup,it looks better im not saying im gonna buy them only if i find the 3X2GB 2000mhz ram's if not ill buy the 1600mhz ones.
  17. yeah I see what you mean...well I wish you good luck with it the purchase and all ;)
  18. If I am building a 1366 system ....

    1. The two sets you picked are not comparable.... the 3 x 2Gb set if for the 1366 platform. The 2 x 2GB sets is for the 1155/1156 platform. If you're interest is gaming BTW, 1366 is not where you wanna be.

    2. I wouldn't use CAS 8 RAM with the price of CAS 6 and 7 being so close for 23 x 2GB 1366 systems.

    3. I wouldn't consider "the fan' as it will preclude the use of just about any aftermarket CPU cooler.

    4. I would suggest avoiding RAM w/ tall heat sinks as they can often interfere with aftermarket CPU coolers.

    5. I wouldn't think about DDR3-2000 RAM. Here's why. Most peeps buy higher rated RAM so they can overclock their CPU (example uses a 920).

    133 BCLK x 20 CPU multiplier = 2.66 Ghz
    133 BCLK x 8 memory multiplier = 1066 Mhz

    To OC by 25%
    167 BCLK x 20 CPU multiplier = 3.33 Ghz
    167 BCLK x 8 memory multiplier = 1333 Mhz

    To OC by 50%
    200 BCLK x 20 CPU multiplier = 4.00 Ghz
    200 BCLK x 8 memory multiplier = 1600 Mhz

    Therefore, DDR-3-1600 was very popular cause when ya OC's, if it was DDR3-1600, then you could retain the standard memory multiplier .... taking the BCLK's much past 200 was liquid nitrogen territory and therefore RAM of a higher speed than 1600 was not in much demand. Yes, you can increase the memory multiplier to 10 on that 200 BCLK but it often meant compromises in wither CAS or stability.

    The new 1155 chipset is a whole new bottle of wax and none of the above applies. If your interest is gaming, I'd grab one of these:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&IsNodeId=1&Description=ASUS%201155&bop=And&Order=PRICED&PageSize=20

    and match it with a 2600k and meybe 2 sets of these
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226120

    or

    one set of
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145324
    or
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226099
  19. JackNaylorPE said:
    If I am building a 1366 system ....

    1. The two sets you picked are not comparable.... the 3 x 2Gb set if for the 1366 platform. The 2 x 2GB sets is for the 1155/1156 platform. If you're interest is gaming BTW, 1366 is not where you wanna be.

    2. I wouldn't use CAS 8 RAM with the price of CAS 6 and 7 being so close for 23 x 2GB 1366 systems.

    3. I wouldn't consider "the fan' as it will preclude the use of just about any aftermarket CPU cooler.

    4. I would suggest avoiding RAM w/ tall heat sinks as they can often interfere with aftermarket CPU coolers.

    5. I wouldn't think about DDR3-2000 RAM. Here's why. Most peeps buy higher rated RAM so they can overclock their CPU (example uses a 920).

    133 BCLK x 20 CPU multiplier = 2.66 Ghz
    133 BCLK x 8 memory multiplier = 1066 Mhz

    To OC by 25%
    167 BCLK x 20 CPU multiplier = 3.33 Ghz
    167 BCLK x 8 memory multiplier = 1333 Mhz

    To OC by 50%
    200 BCLK x 20 CPU multiplier = 4.00 Ghz
    200 BCLK x 8 memory multiplier = 1600 Mhz

    Therefore, DDR-3-1600 was very popular cause when ya OC's, if it was DDR3-1600, then you could retain the standard memory multiplier .... taking the BCLK's much past 200 was liquid nitrogen territory and therefore RAM of a higher speed than 1600 was not in much demand. Yes, you can increase the memory multiplier to 10 on that 200 BCLK but it often meant compromises in wither CAS or stability.

    The new 1155 chipset is a whole new bottle of wax and none of the above applies. If your interest is gaming, I'd grab one of these:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&IsNodeId=1&Description=ASUS%201155&bop=And&Order=PRICED&PageSize=20

    and match it with a 2600k and meybe 2 sets of these
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226120

    or

    one set of
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145324
    or
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226099



    No just no i hate XMS and i will keep my eyes open for CAS 6 or 7 at the moment CAS 8 was the only ones in my country's shop,i have alredy bought the motherboard so no thank you,i will buy the 1600mhz ones and why are you saying it isnt reccomended? it just suits it its made for higher end gaming platforms etc.
  20. @ JackNaylorPE, You are pretty much correct...there are rare cases where 2000 ram would show you an actual performance increase, for the average user that is...although the 2 x 2gb sets of ram would also work on 1366...just wouldn't recommend it...way better to get a triple channel solution...
    although I heard (from someone who works at intel) sandy bridge wants higher speed ram for optimum overclocking performance (like 1800 +), it's ram bandwidth and gigaflops are highly improved over the older cpus....
  21. videl said:
    @ JackNaylorPE, You are pretty much correct...there are rare cases where 2000 ram would show you an actual performance increase, for the average user that is...although the 2 x 2gb sets of ram would also work on 1366...just wouldn't recommend it...way better to get a triple channel solution...
    although I heard (from someone who works at intel) sandy bridge wants higher speed ram for optimum overclocking performance (like 1800 +), it's ram bandwidth and gigaflops are highly improved over the older cpus....



    like i said i will buy 3X2GB Corsair dominator 1600MHZ,or if i find Corsair Dominator 3X2GB 2000mhz i will buy the 2000mhz triple channel ones
  22. Alright...yeah that will be perfectly fine....wish you luck so you get a nice deal ;)
  23. videl said:
    Alright...yeah that will be perfectly fine....wish you luck so you get a nice deal ;)



    thanks :)
  24. Found the triple channel ones here they are

    http://tiptop.lt/preke/corsair-dominator-gt-3x2gb-2000mhz-ddr3-cl8-dhx


    but they cost alot more than 1600mhz lol =/
  25. that is a lot...if it's too much don't even bother with them just go with 1600...
  26. videl said:
    that is a lot...if it's too much don't even bother with them just go with 1600...



    yeah ill try that
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