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July 18, 2010 12:44:42 AM

I am purchasing a MSI Big Bang-XPower LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard . http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... along with a SSD, 2 480 gtx's, i7 - 930, and some other stuff. I'm wondering what memory I should buy? Someone I know pointed me to some triple stack 1600mhz g.skill ram. Now it looks like good ram, but I'm wondering why 1600, why not 2133 or atleast 2000 (I can't seem to even find any kits for triple stack with 2133. Anyhow I'm just looking for suggestions on what the best memory is that I should buy (looking for 3 x 2gb). Thanks (p.s. no budget)

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July 18, 2010 12:56:02 AM

Mushkin Redline 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 1600 (Cas6), G.SKILL Tridents 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 2000 (Cas9) or G.SKIIL PI Series 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 1600 (Cas7) would be the three recommended in order!! ... IMO
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July 18, 2010 1:09:07 AM

I see you choose memory that is 1600 also (main question I'm trying to get at is 1600 vs 2000) why one over the other?
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July 18, 2010 1:29:10 AM

The DDR3 Mhz is less of an importance than the Cas Latency, which is how fast the RAM will process data. The lower the better. The Mushkin are some of the best Cas 6 (which is about the lowest I've seen on DDR3). The G.SKILL's Trident will run at Cas6, however at DDR3 1600, as well. Your choice on which of the two... IMO
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July 18, 2010 1:42:06 AM

ahh ok thx, just 1 more question. =)

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

The first 2 are (mushkin 3x2gb at 6 cas) the third one is g.skill 3x4gb at 9 cas. The extra money for 3x4gb is a option for me, thus why I put it in as a choice, it moves the cas to 9 but the 3x4gb is also only 1.5v where the mushkin's are 1.65v and heat will be a issue with my 2 480 gtx's especially if I wanna do any OC'ing, not to mention i've read that 1.5v is way better because you can then overclock the cpu more thanks to the average of 4 degrees celsius drop when using 1.5v instead of 1.65 (Just stuff I read I have no clue personally)
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