Which ram is better for the i7 930?

Hi. My motherboard is the ASUS P6X58D Premium and i'm deciding which ram to buy for it. It's a choice between

"Mushkin Enhanced Redline Frostbyte"

Amazon.com: Mushkin Enhanced Redline Frostbyte 6 GB Desktop Memory 998805: Electronics

and "Mushkin Enhanced Blackline Frostbyte"

Amazon.com: Mushkin Enhanced Blackline Frostbyte 6 GB Desktop Memory 998679: Electronics: Reviews, Prices & more

Is there any big difference between the two? Is it worth paying more for the redline frostbyte ove the blackline frostbyte? and is there any significant difference between the two when playing demanding games like Crysis and Metro 2033?

Thanks in advance for any help.
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  1. You won't see any performance increase with the Relines. What they have are lower latencies down from 7-8-7 to 6-8-6. This will what some impact on performance if your running very RAM dependent applications though you won't notice any loss.

    You could even save more money by going for 9-9-9 and dropping to 1333MHz if your not OCing.
  2. No difference. Lower latency means only, if not at all, little difference in performance. You virtually can't see the difference between 6-8-6 and 7-8-7. Maybe ~2-3%. In games and multi app. you can't even notice the difference. Maybe 1 fps? Maybe even no fps difference in games.
  3. 1066MHz? Don't you mean 1333MHz or arn't you talking about stock? There is a performance increase from 1066 to 1333 so what up with your post?
  4. Sorry, I didn't mean to mess up the topic. I have edited it so it's easier to read. And yes, I was talking about the processor at stock speed bottleneck. Also, dude, no offense, but the difference between 1066 and 1333 is innoticable, unless overclocking. That is.
    Previously here http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/274826-28-1066-1333 then compare it with Intel's memory specification at here:
    http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=43544 (because on that thread is talking of i5-540) and
    http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=41447 (this thread is i7-930)
  5. What mess up of the topic? Ha didn't even know that 1066MHz is fine, didn't exactly trust your evidence (no offense) so I seeked some benchmarks. Very true that 1066 is fine. Thanks for enlightening me :). It would have been better if you just linked me straight to benchmarks, all I did was search "1066 vs 1333 ddr3" and got this nice benchmark:

    @ OP
    If you are not OCing a large amount the following set will be the best value you can get. Though the rebate expires on the 4th so if you want you must make it snappy. For only $85 this kit is a steal:
  6. Got to be,.. owned.
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