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November 22, 2010 10:42:12 AM

Don't known what maker I should pick and what timing I should pick. I'm going for high-end gaming machine. Just waiting on Sandy Bridge to come out. :pt1cable: 

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OCZ Reaper 6-8-6-24 or 7-8-8-24

Corsair Domination 7-8-7-20 GT 8-9-8-24

G.Skill PI Series 6-8-6-20 7-8-7-24-2N 8-8-8-21

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November 22, 2010 11:47:45 AM

price isn't an object i presume?
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November 23, 2010 1:11:46 AM

Corsair is very well known and reliable with a life time warranty I think. Someone tell me if I am wrong but I think you should go for the 2000Mhz RAM from Corsair. :D 
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November 23, 2010 4:14:16 AM

WAIT just a min - we don;t know your build specs, let alone your mobo. We can't advise you a ram combo unless its QVL certified and if it has the right latencies and the frequency for your proc. Running on giher frequencies off the bat means an Overclock... that being said - Dominators are awesome when it comes to OC'ing reliability.

from your choice of rams - get the Corsair's or the G.skill Pi.

But please give us the mobo specs...
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November 23, 2010 7:32:33 AM

Lutfij said:
WAIT just a min - we don;t know your build specs, let alone your mobo. We can't advise you a ram combo unless its QVL certified and if it has the right latencies and the frequency for your proc. Running on giher frequencies off the bat means an Overclock... that being said - Dominators are awesome when it comes to OC'ing reliability.

from your choice of rams - get the Corsair's or the G.skill Pi.

But please give us the mobo specs...




Had Built it yet but im putting in the
Intel Core i7-980X 3.33ghz, ASUS Rampage III Extreme, OCZ Vertex SSD 120g, Western Digital Velociraptor 150g, 3x Gigabyte Nvidia 580
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November 23, 2010 8:53:50 AM

i really like the dominator series!
the do what they have to and more, plus you get a ram fan wich is good of oc.
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November 23, 2010 10:29:59 AM

^ not all sets come with a ram cooler.

you want to get a set of 6GB or a set of 12GB in your specs?

here are some to look at:

G.skill - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Kingston HyperX H20 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (if your water cooling your rig)
Kingston HyperX T1 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Patriot Viper II sector 7 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Corsair Dominator GT - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (with ram cooler)

From most preferred to least : Patriot Viper II>Corsair DominatorGT>G.skill Trident
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November 23, 2010 11:14:00 AM

6x2GB or 3x4GB
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November 23, 2010 11:29:44 AM

from the links i posted above - get the Patriot Viper II
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November 23, 2010 11:54:57 AM

If you're waiting for Sandy Bridge then selecting RAM now is pointless, ALL of the RAM needs to be: 1. RE-Certified for the NEW Chipset, or 2. RE-Tested for the NEW Chipset. In either case I would NOT buy RAM until then! Also, some RAM works on some MOBOs and NOT on others - HENCE the {QVL} and Configuration List(s).

ANS - "6x2GB or 3x4GB" => 3x4GB ; Tri Channel is more efficient than Hexa Channel. {Ch 0 - > Ch 1 -> Ch 0 etc}; keep in mind this is in the billionths of seconds...
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November 23, 2010 12:43:27 PM

^ about time you showed up :D 

thas what i thought of at first - but then i asked him if he's getting a rig now...which is

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November 23, 2010 1:25:03 PM

I looked at the 1st OP post, and really f-a-s-t scanned down...I'm on EST/GMT -5:00 {time}.

I am positive that the {QVL} lists will be revamped, and liberal Testing thereafter.
There's a lot more 'stuff' to it, and there's more RAM than Corsair but the info is summarized.
Architecture - http://www.corsair.com/products/corei7/faq.aspx
Slot Type - http://www.corsair.com/products/memory_home.aspx
Testing - http://www.corsair.com/testreports/report_list.aspx

YOU know how I am about RAM - Anal & Picky! {Do it Right...}
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November 23, 2010 3:36:12 PM

LOL - :D  the ram/mobo forum threads have done this to ya huh ?

its been a slow week for me - your posts always seem to be good reads :)  cheers!
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December 2, 2010 11:05:26 PM

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