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May 14, 2010 3:17:01 PM

Hi guys,

I am buying components for my PC. Confused about what memory to get for i7 930 + p6x58d-e MB setup.

I was thinking about buying this memory. Is it any good? Will it be compatible w/ my MB?

What's the difference between this one and the Dominator/higher priced memory? I don't plan on OCing it. If I do, nothing crazy. As long as it doesn't bottleneck my CPU and it's stable, I'll be happy.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's on sale at Fry's for $150, that is the main reason I was considering it as opposed to the other memory in the ~200 range (G.skill, dominator corsair, etc.

Thanks! :) 
May 14, 2010 5:16:43 PM

saint19 said:
Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

This G.Skill PI series 6GB (3x2GB) 1600 are a better option.


Hey!

Thanks for the reply. That G.skill memory is also more expensive than the corsair that's on sale. ($160 vs $190).

Is it worth the price difference? I only care about noticeable performance gain in games, not just in benchmarks. Like I said, I don't plan on OCing memory much, maybe CPU around ~ <4 GHz if at all.

I want to get the best bang for my buck, but won't skimp on money if I can get tangible improvements.

Thanks!
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May 14, 2010 6:23:01 PM

Yeah, that G.Skill are very good for price/performance and use less voltage that the other one.
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May 14, 2010 8:09:25 PM

saint19 said:
Yeah, that G.Skill are very good for price/performance and use less voltage that the other one.

For $30 more, the Gskill kit is NOT better than the listed Corsair kit with respect to price/performance. And, 1.65v is perfectly safe and within Intel specifications.

Both kits are CAS7 kits so, there is no performance advantage for either kit based on the listed specifications. Both will easily allow you to take an Intel CPU to 4GHz assuming the CPU is up to the task.
a c 163 } Memory
May 14, 2010 9:16:58 PM

Quote:
For $30 more, the Gskill kit is NOT better than the listed Corsair kit with respect to price/performance.


With all respect, do u say that because u are really sure of that? o just because u are a Corsair Tech Support. Because if I were a G.Skill tech support I would say the same as you say.

Quote:
Official Corsair Tech Support. If You Need Help, Just Ask.
that say ur sig.
a b } Memory
May 14, 2010 9:24:07 PM

saint19 said:
Quote:
For $30 more, the Gskill kit is NOT better than the listed Corsair kit with respect to price/performance.


With all respect, do u say that because u are really sure of that? o just because u are a Corsair Tech Support. Because if I were a G.Skill tech support I would say the same as you say.

Quote:
Official Corsair Tech Support. If You Need Help, Just Ask.
that say ur sig.


I must admit that you have now confused me. :o 

CAS7 is CAS7, regardless of what brand of module you are referring to. So, a CAS7 kit for for $160 vs a CAS7 kit for $190 seems like simple 1st grade math to me. I'm not debating brands here but your statement is simply incorrect in this case. If the situation were reversed, the other kit would be the better buy and the best price/performance candidate. My employer has no relation to this.
a b } Memory
May 14, 2010 9:25:07 PM

I'd stick w/ your choice over the suggested alternatives:

1. Your choice has faster timings .... 7-8-7-20 versus 7-8-7-24
2. Your choice is low profile so won't interfere with the bigger CPU air coolers
3. You choice is $30 cheaper
May 15, 2010 4:39:19 AM

Thanks for all your help guys!

I decided to buy the Corsair XMS3 - will be ~$165 after tax and rebates. I had been looking for a quality RAM ad a decent price and this deal did it for me.

:) 
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