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G.Skill Ripjaws Series, 1333 or 1600?

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January 20, 2011 1:27:50 PM

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=N82E168...

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G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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.
January 20, 2011 4:42:22 PM

I heard that you can't really run the ram at 1600 unless you go to bios and tweak it.
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January 20, 2011 4:59:31 PM

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.
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January 20, 2011 5:09:04 PM

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January 20, 2011 5:47:29 PM

How about getting Ripjaw X since it's optimized for sandybridge?
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January 20, 2011 5:58:54 PM

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: 
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January 21, 2011 12:28:10 PM

CL8 for Ripjaw X
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July 29, 2011 12:56:47 AM

Archimag said:
CL8 for Ripjaw X


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