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July 20, 2010 8:26:16 PM

I'm going to build a PC for photo and video editing. (I'm in the UK just in case.)

I don't understand what the different timinigs mean and if I really need the most expensive ones?
Which type of memory would you recomend for a Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R with a Core I7?
Are these any good?
- Corsair XMS3 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 12800C9 (1600MHz) Tri-Channel
- Patriot Viper 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 12800C8 (1600MHz) Low Latency Tri-Channel
- Patriot Viper 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 12800C9 (1600MHz) Tri-Channel
Is there a a diffenrence between 1600MHz and 2000MHz?

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July 20, 2010 9:48:46 PM

Right, in my oppinion (which may be slightly bias) the Corsair would be the better choice I run with corsair RAM installed in every system I build and its always very quick running and has never given me fault, I havnt actually ever used the Patriot Viper which is why as i said my oppinion may be a little bias. If it is for photo and video editing though really there wont much difference between them and they should all run it fine. In terms of 1600 or 2000MHz I would go with the 1600 as it has marginally lower timings and tends to run a bit smoother. but again it would really be a difference that you wouldnt notice a huge amount.
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July 21, 2010 2:27:32 AM

The fastest memory out of the three you have listed is the

Patriot Viper 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 12800C8 (1600MHz) Low Latency Tri-Channel

I'm guessing it is the PVT36G1600LLK part number, its specifications are 8-8-8-24.

The difference between 1600MHz and 2000MHz speeds will only matter if you are planning to overclock your system. The 2000MHz specification means that the memory module has been designed to operate at 2000MHz.

The 2000MHz version of the Patriot Viper, part number PVT36G2000LLK, is on Gigabyte's Qualified Vendors List (QVL) for the GA-X58A-UD3R. This means that Gigabyte has tested and verified this particular brand and part number works with this motherboard.
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