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January 20, 2010 2:43:33 PM

I'm building a new system and am debating on two options for memory:

$179.99
G.SKILL PI Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or

$249.99
Mushkin Enhanced Redline 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 998691 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I'm convinced that the Mushkin is better, faster, memory from the reviews I have read, but will I notice a difference?
My system is guying to run over two thousand $ as it is and if there will be a noticable difference in getting the Mushkin memory I'll get it.

Will the difference between the two, however, be unoticable in general use and only something that hardcore benchmarking will pick up?

Thanks

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January 20, 2010 3:14:55 PM

WOW, those Mushkin Redlines really took a price hike. I bought mine for $180 a few months ago. They were totally worth the price back then, but at $250, I would reconsider. Ram isn't really that important when it comes to performance. I think Tom's did a test on how much ram impacts performance, it doesn't impact it that much. Maybe only like 5% or so, which means it's really not worth it to buy the high performance ram if you're on a tight budget.
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