I have been told that if if placed some 1600mhz memory in my system it would still read as 1333mhz, i have found some boards that say they take 1600mhz but dont state anything about overclocking the ram but it does state 1800mhz and 2000mhz will need to be overclocked to get these speeds.
So if i put some 1600mhz memory in my system and i didnt want to overclock anything it would run as 1333mhz, so i could save money and get 1333mhz speed rather than 1600mhz and it run at the same speed.
If you are aquainted with overclocking, then get the 1333mhz, if you want to get aquainted go with the 1600mhz. Also if you want to just set it to the standard go forthe 1600mhz. However, there has been proof that faster ram is not always better, but generally the 1600 mhz models are made bettter, with better timings also. Timings are more important than mhz speed.
If you have tight timings and its set to 1333mhz, it theoretically would be faster than 1600mhz memory with looser timings.
just looked at some charts and there is minimal difference in performance between 1333mhz and the 1600mhz stock into you overclock them but i am not overclocking, do you think it is best to stick with the 1333mhz and put the money somewhere else on the build.
Well if you have a tight budget, go for the 1333mhz, for two reasons, you can set the timings yourself, second you can learn how to properly set timings and how to overclock them respectively.
In my view, its a win win!