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Need help choosing RAM Chips

Last response: in Overclocking
December 4, 2012 11:58:47 AM

Corsair RAM chips popped up on sale today and it has me second guessing me Ripjaw RAM decision. The specs are:

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1600 $60
Timing 10-10-10-27
Cas Latency 10
Voltage 1.5V


G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1600 $80
Timing 9-9-9
Cas Latency 9
Voltage 1.5V

I will be over clocking my new 3570k but is the minor timing change a big deal and worth the extra $20?

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December 4, 2012 1:48:20 PM

After reading a couple of forum post here and other sites, it seems the difference of CAS 10 vs 9 is unnoticeable even when over clocking. Only thing that really matters is that is 1600.
December 4, 2012 2:02:01 PM

Yes, the only factor here would be price. Also will they fit under your cooler. Otherwise very similar.