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Which Ram would you get and why?

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July 21, 2010 5:57:18 PM

Thanks to Bilbat's post ( http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/274598-30-memory-want... ) I have decided to consider the following Ram for use in the GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R system ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ) I am building:

1. Crucial Ballistix Tracer 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory w/ Green LEDs Model BL3KIT25664TG1337
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2. G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9T-12GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/NewProduct.aspx?Item=N82E...

I plan on using an intel core i7 930 for the processor and Windows 7 X64 OS. If you had to choose between these 2 rams and cost and looks wasn't a factor, which would you choose any why? Just curious what others think about this. (Please don't tell me to get a different kind of ram, I know there are better out there, I just wanted an opinion on these 2 please :p  ).

The system will mainly be used for gaming, but some video editing and light 3D rendering will be done too.

Thanks,

Midnighthowler.

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July 21, 2010 6:22:02 PM

Since all current games/apps will run fine on 6GB,i would recommend it, it also has lower timings.
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July 25, 2010 6:10:21 AM

I'm not familiar with Crucial but Gskill has memory with slightly better Cas and is 45 dollars cheaper.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Even corsair is 25 dollars cheaper than that Crucial.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also that Gskill memory you posted has a Cas Latency of 9. You want to try and get 6 or 7 because that affects the performance and speed more than whether it's 1333, 1600, or 2000. The lower the Cas Latency the better.
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July 25, 2010 7:11:52 AM

Maziar said:
Since all current games/apps will run fine on 6GB,i would recommend it, it also has lower timings.

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To add to this...

If the system is being built for heavy CS5, CAD or HD Video Editing/Rendering type activities, you will benefit more with having more RAM than the lower latency. Otherwise, there is no reason or benefit in running more than 6GB of RAM.
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July 25, 2010 9:16:20 AM

Best answer selected by Midnighthowler.
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