8GB DDR3 (dual-channel) x 6GB DDR3 (triple-channel) Which is better?

Just a quick question that came up in my head while I was reading the chapter about RAM in my hardware book... assuming that I'm building a gaming computer for myself with an i7 CPU and x58 chipset, what would give me better overall performance.... installing 4 memory modules of 2GB each and running on dual-channel mode or installing 3 memory modules of 2GB each and running on triple-channel mode?

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    The x58 chipset is designed to work with triple channel memory. It's best to stick with the designed configuration.
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