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Trying to pick Gaming Ram

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:

Example:

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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  1. price isn't an object i presume?
  2. 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
  3. 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...
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. ^ 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=N82E16820231390
    Kingston HyperX H20 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104214 (if your water cooling your rig)
    Kingston HyperX T1 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104180
    Patriot Viper II sector 7 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220518
    Corsair Dominator GT - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145329 (with ram cooler)

    From most preferred to least : Patriot Viper II>Corsair DominatorGT>G.skill Trident
  7. 6x2GB or 3x4GB
  8. from the links i posted above - get the Patriot Viper II
  9. Best answer
    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...
  10. ^ 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

    Quote:
    Intel Core i7-980X 3.33ghz, ASUS Rampage III Extreme, OCZ Vertex SSD 120g, Western Digital Velociraptor 150g, 3x Gigabyte Nvidia 580
  11. 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...}
  12. 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!
  13. Best answer selected by Madevil59.
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