DDR3 - which speed?

I have just ordered a Foxconn Blackops X48 motherboard. I will be using my trusty Q6600 G0.

I just want some opinion on which speed of DDR3 ram I should go for. I am looking at the GSkill Ripjaws 2x2gb DDR3 1600 and the 1333. Any opinion? http://www.cclonline.com/product-info.asp?product_id=39117&category_id=938&manufacturer_id=0&tid=f3-12800cl9d-4gbrl I am in UK.

Adrian
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  1. Budget? + are you going to OverClock too ?
  2. As low as possible... I am JUST willing to pay the £70 for the GSkill ones.

    Yes, I am going to overclock.

    Thanks.
  3. That Gskill is good and here are 2 other good options:
    OCZ Platinium 4GB DDR3 1333 with 7-7-7-20 timings:
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-177-OC&groupid=701&catid=8&subcat=1516

    and this Patriot model which is DDR3 1066 and has 6-6-6-20 timings:
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-024-PA&groupid=701&catid=8&subcat=1516

    Both are very good and have good timings
  4. I wouldn't bother with DDR3 on a FSB setup. Everything will slow down once your memory transfers onto the bus. If you have already bought a DDR3 mobo, either sell it and move back to DDR2, or just buy some DDR3-1333.
  5. Get 1333Mhz modules with the lowest timings possible.
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