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December 6, 2010 9:38:15 PM

Hello all,

I am currently in the process of building a new computer. I do a decent amount of gaming, but I am also going to school where I use 3D modeling programs like Maya and most of the programs in Adobe CS4.

Here is what I have purchased so far:

Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950
CORSAIR Hydro H70 CWCH70 120mm High Performance CPU Cooler
ASUS Rampage III Formula LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
EVGA SuperClocked 015-P3-1582-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Antec CP-1000 1000W Continuous ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Arctic Cooling MX-4

Here is the memory I am thinking about getting:

G.SKILL Trident+ Turbulence II 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7T-12GBTDD

The problem is that these sticks are out of stock and they don't have an estimate of when they will be available again. This is the last thing I need to order to complete my build, and so I started looking at some other sticks like these:

Patriot Viper Xtreme 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PX7312G1600LLK

These Patriot sticks are over $100 dollars cheaper (which is not that big of a deal) and are in stock (this matters).

Are the G.Skill sticks worth waiting for or should I go with something else? I would like to get something with similar specs. What would you guys do?

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December 6, 2010 10:04:50 PM

This kit is basically the same except its CAS 8 and the Trident+ is CAS 7 and its in stock:

Outside of benchmarks, you'll never be able to tell the difference between CAS 7 and CAS 8. It's like a a billionth of a second or something silly like that.

Sweet rig BTW.
December 7, 2010 3:41:37 PM

So is Patriot not a good brand of memory?
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December 7, 2010 11:35:21 PM

Patriot is definitely a good brand but G.Skill is considered one of (if not the) best brands in memory. All three types of RAM listed above will basically perform the same. The difference in latency is literally in the nanosecond range. Other than benchmarking you'd never be able to tell the difference.

Basically go with whichever one looks nicer to you and fits your budget.
December 16, 2010 4:35:18 AM

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December 16, 2010 8:01:03 AM

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