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G.Skill Ripjaws Series, 1333 or 1600?

I'm buying new memory for a custom built PC and was wondering between the 2

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231311&cm_re=g.skill_ripjaws_series_8gb-_-20-231-311-_-Product

or

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314&cm_re=g.skill_ripjaws_series_8gb-_-20-231-314-_-Product

is the extra $25 worth it? I'll just be playing newer games like wow, SC2, Diablo3, Guild Wars2 and Black ops. Maybe Crysis 2 in the future.
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  1. I heard that you can't really run the ram at 1600 unless you go to bios and tweak it.
  2. Best answer
    I'd buy the cheapest. The fast RAM will do very little for you in actual use. Sure, the tests will say it is a bit faster but can you see a few extra frames per second playing a game? I can't. The important thing is that this RAM is 1.5v stuff and that works better with Sandy Bridge mobos and CPU's.

    Good luck and all the best.
  3. Best answer selected by akromam90.
  4. How about getting Ripjaw X since it's optimized for sandybridge?
  5. joonkimdmd said:
    How about getting Ripjaw X since it's optimized for sandybridge?


    I wonder if there is a real difference between the Ripjaw and Ripjaw X. Could it be a marketing thing? :whistle:
  6. CL8 for Ripjaw X
  7. Archimag said:
    CL8 for Ripjaw X


    Nope, I'm currently using these and it's definitely CL7 ;-)
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