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New Pc Ram decision HELP

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August 6, 2010 4:38:57 AM

just bought most of my new system
Thermaltake Pro Water 850i Liquid Cooling Kit
Seagate SATAII NCQ 1.5TB 7200RPM
OCZ 60G Vertex II E Series SSD
Intel Core i7 930
Gigabyte GTX465 1G
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 MB
CoolerMaster 850W Silent Pro modular PSU

Looking at getting ram, toss up atm between
Corsair DOMINATOR-GT 3x2GB PC16000 2000MHz (CMT6GX3M3A2000C8)
- $337
Gskill PI series 3x2Gb PC16000 2ghz (B/D-TR-F3-16000CL6T-6GBPID)
- $316
Gskill is CL6 and Corsair is CL8
I know lower lat is better but why are dominators so expensive? and why is this dominator so much cheaper then (CMG6GX3M3A2000C8) i know theres a slight diff in latency (8-9-8 vs 8-8-8) but its like a $200 difference in price

Recommendations for my new PC, between the 2? other recommendations? (prices in AUD btw)

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August 6, 2010 5:09:04 AM

Also (im kinda a newby at understanding how much depth there is in ram @_@) "faster than PC3-12800/DDR3-1600 are not JEDEC standard modules, they are simply modules with higher tolerance chips or are over-volted."
Does this mean both of these modules need to run at 1.65V to hit 2ghz? Will this effect longevity?
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August 6, 2010 9:16:42 AM

Hello and welcome to the forums
Well Corsair dominator series has always been more expensive(compared to other Corsair models)because of having a better cooling and usually better OC'ng potential.
However even for a good OC,i would recommend going with a DDR3 1600 RAM(CL 7/8),because it will be fine and costs less than DDR3 2000
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August 6, 2010 3:52:29 PM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

I agree with Maziar, the G.Skill are much better for price/performance that the Corsair.

U won't see any difference between 1600 or 2000 since the timings are different in both and better in the G.Skill RAM.