Memory Choices, 3x2gb

Hi there,

a little problem choosing memory here. Which kit would be the best for my build (i7-930, 5870).

3x2GB Gskillz
3x2GB Corsair Dominator
3x2GB Corsair XMS3

Or, something else!

Need to order by tonight at 11PM, so, would love it if you guys could help!
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  1. Either of those would work. Out of those three options I would pick G.Skill. Corsair RAM is usually overpriced. G.Skill usually has RAM with tighter timings for less. I would pick this CAS 7 kit if it was me.

    G.SKILL PI Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7T-6GBPI $189.99

    This was the memory I had in mind for GSkillz, the ones you posted seemed to be better though eh?
  3. The RAM I posted is CAS 7 vs. CAS 9 for the kit you linked to. The real-world difference isn't huge, but I would get the lowest CAS RAM that fits your budget. I didn't realize you were from Canada. Here's the RAM I suggested on the site:

    G.SKILL PI Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7T-6GBPI $201.49

    NCIX carries a CAS 6 version.

    G.SKILL F3-12800CL6T-6GBPI Pi Series 6GB 3X2GB DDR3-1600 CL6-8-6-20 240PIN Triple Channel Memory Kit $214.99
  4. I am ordering from NCIX mostly, with 1 or two things from newegg. Would the CAS 6 from NCIX be better than the CAS7 one you listed? Not much of a price difference, so =o
  5. It wont let me edit, sorry for another post.

    These are also on NCIX:

    They are more expensive, but the timings seem less. The CAS6 still a better option?
  6. Yes, lower is better with CAS ratings. The CAS 6 RAM is faster than CAS 7 and CAS 9. I would get the CAS 6 kit from NCIX if it fits your budget.
  7. Interesting, thanks.

    Do you mind informing me why the other RAM i linked is more expensive, but worse timings?
  8. I don't see my motherboard:

    listed on the compatibilty table of the CAS6 ones.

    Will this work fine with my motherboard?
  9. Corsair charges a premium for their name. That's why slow Corsair RAM costs more than faster G.Skill RAM.

    The RAM should work just fine with your motherboard. The RAM compatibility lists are far from complete. You may just need to manually set the RAM speed, timings, and voltage in the BIOS. You should do that anyway, so it's not a big deal.
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