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August 10, 2010 8:57:33 PM

So i've been looking for Triple channel memory for my i7 930 that i'm setting up and trying to decide which one to buy. Every deal that I run across is memory that came out in the Winter of 2008-2009.

My question is, is there new and better memory out there? or are the ones from a couple years ago still the top of the line? I'm going to be installing this onto an eVGA X58 SLI Motherboard and only going with 6gb.

The deals i am currently looking at are...

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

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

Are these value triple channel memory or actually good ones? Thanks in advance folks!

Cheers,
Jack

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August 11, 2010 1:03:46 AM
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What is your budget? These are decent RAM's you picked out but they are more on the "value" side... IMO

I would look at these three below as what is better in 2010:
Good... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Better... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Best... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
August 11, 2010 1:34:55 AM

k im a little confused now based on the timings. So the "good" one has the lowest timings, but the best has the highest timings. This is right around my budget range though, i think i want to spend around 160 so the good and the better are appealing to me.

What makes this RAM better than the other rams? out of the 3 that you listed, im interested in the G.Skill, i must have overlooked that. I guess what would give me the best FPS increase for gaming? Saw benchmarks that said RAM actually has a decent effect on FPS.
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August 11, 2010 1:43:02 AM

zomg respond fast! the "better" deal ends tonight haha
a b } Memory
August 11, 2010 1:49:41 AM

Actually, the better link (Mushkin) has the better stock timings at Cas6. The G.SKILL PI has Cas7.

What makes the G.Skill Tridents the best... is they can run at DDR3 1600 at equal or lower timings than the Mushkin Cas6. You get better timings by "underclocking" it's performance to DDR3 1600. If you do a search on Tom's for memory, they have an outstanding article on this RAM and it's performance.
August 11, 2010 2:08:35 AM

so does the Trident completely destroy the Mushkin? i mean after rebate theres like a 30 dollar difference.
a b } Memory
August 11, 2010 2:11:52 AM

NO.. The Trident doesn't completely destroy the Mushkin. At the price after rebate, I have to say the Mushkin is by far the better deal!!
August 11, 2010 3:23:29 AM

If i am running an i7, will i have to underclock it to 1600, the tridents that is. Because i7 is max of 1600mhz right?
a b } Memory
August 11, 2010 3:32:21 AM

Yes... For the most part :) 

I would go with the Mushkin with it's rebate over the Trident's. You get pretty much equal RAM for $30 less. :D 
August 11, 2010 3:36:00 AM

hmmm are you sure? i've been reading lots of forums and the good Mushkin Enhanced Redlines are the 6-8-6-18, but these are the 6-8-6-24 were you thinking of the faster one or this one?
August 11, 2010 4:03:09 AM

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August 11, 2010 7:45:42 AM

JackDaniels10700 said:
hmmm are you sure? i've been reading lots of forums and the good Mushkin Enhanced Redlines are the 6-8-6-18, but these are the 6-8-6-24 were you thinking of the faster one or this one?

First.... Thanks for the best answer nod.

Second... I was referring to the ones I listed. Are there a version with slightly tighter timings, sure there is. Are both versions outstanding RAM, yes they are. As I stated, with the rebate on that Mushkin, it is hard to beat / pass up. You'll be just fine with the version I listed / linked.
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