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[Memory] Higher frequency or lower latency?

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January 5, 2011 10:57:27 AM

Hello, this is my first post here and I'm not very experienced at computer building, so please forgive any possible mistakes or bad explanations.

I'm thinking about building a new computer with sandy bridge (i5-200K) and I'm about to choose my RAM module. I'm between this two models:

G.Skill DIMM 8 GB DDR3-1600 Kit
F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL, Ripjaws-Serie
with CL7 7-7-21

OR

G.Skill DIMM 8 GB DDR3-1333 Kit
F3-10666CL7D-8GBRH, Ripjaws-Serie
with CL9 9-9-24

which I found at similar prices.

Which one do you think would benefit my build the most. Do you maybe have a better proposal (8GB, priced at 100€/130$)?

PS. I haven't decided on motherboard yet, because sometimes I don't find all the products in European sites, so I want to wait and see what P67 motherboards will be available from the sites I use.

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January 5, 2011 11:11:34 AM

The 1600 is faster; it's what I use, but my timings are 9-9-9-24. The lower numbers for timings mean the ram will run faster. You may need to overclock the cpu to run the ram at 1600, but it's a piece of cake, and won't hurt anything. I even use the stock Intel heatsink.
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January 7, 2011 2:41:22 PM

Ok, thank you for your answers. I think I decided to take the CL7 one and sacrifice the frequency, I may see later if I can oc it.

Thanks especially malmental for your very clear and informative answer.
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January 14, 2011 3:40:17 PM

Best answer selected by honj90.
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