Choice of memory for 1st time OC Tags: Memory DDR3 OCZ Last response: June 21, 2010 5:59 AM in Memory Share hotirishmonkey June 21, 2010 1:33:32 AM First time OC attempt staring this weekend. Which would be better for a moderately overclocked i7 930 (3.7-3.8 range) on a GB UD3R; OCZ Reaper 6GB DDR3 PC3 cl6 (6-8-6-24) 1600mhz or the OCZ Platinum ddr3 PC3 cl9 (9-9-9-28) 1866mhz will use it for gaming. Thanks More about : choice memory 1st time | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove hotirishmonkey June 21, 2010 2:50:43 AM Some more details: Board is the Gigabyte X58A UD3R. Both are 6GB and both are exactly the same price. I guess what my question comes down to is, does the 1866mhz give me more flexibility in terms of OC the i7 930 chip (22 multiplier)? Is this more important than the improved timing (6 vs. 9) of the 1600mhz RAM in everyday use? Because this is my first time OC, I went ahead and picked up the Corsair H50 water-cooling system. Thanks in advance for your help. | Report abuse hotirishmonkey June 21, 2010 5:59:38 AM Another option for the same price, would be the Kingston 6gb 2000mhz ddr3 CL8-8-8-24-1 . Any thoughts? | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Memory>Choice of memory for 1st time OC> Related ressources: ForumChoice of 2 HSF, 1st time OC 'er--help! Forum1st time desktop builder - 1300$ i7 gaming Forum1st post; building computer; delimma of choice Forum1st build non oc c2d mid range system Forum1st time build-please help with components b4 my head explodes Forum1st time builder please critique my build ForumHELP!!! building NEW PC FOR 1st Time Forum1st time New build, no more than $1500 advice needed Forum1st time build. Forum1st Time Builder - Need some advice Forum1st time build help - $1750 Gaming PC Build Forum$600-$800 Gaming PC Build, 1st Time so I need help! Forum1st Time Gaming PC Build (What Do You Think?) ForumMy 1st build at 55. Forum1st time building a PC ForumHope this is good build since it is my 1st Forum1st time build need HELP! 2000-2500$ Gaming Desktop ForumHelp prioritizing 1st Gaming build ForumNew Z77 board, MSI Mpower or Asrock Extreme4? Forum[Solved] Best memory (value/performance) for 12 GB on Gigabyte GA-X85A-UD3R More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !