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Help choosing RAM for my new build.

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January 26, 2011 10:59:55 AM

I need some help choosing RAM for my new gaming build. I have read a lot of articles saying that timings are really important . Resulting in better ram . This RAM has much lower timimgs than for example this one

An yet it is almos £30 cheaper . Is there something wrong with The patriot viper RAM , why is it so much cheaper ?

Just in case you need to know this here is my setup . :

CPU (will be overclocking it to about 3.8-4.0 ghz)
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition

Cooler Master Hyper 212

Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H 890GX

HD 6950

Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB

Corsair 750W HX Modular PSU

Thanks in advance !!

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a b } Memory
January 26, 2011 11:25:48 AM

I would think that may be a typo on the Patriot being CL7, but if you can confirm with them before buying it may be a good pickup. Timings are important, but at DDR3-1600 speeds the performance difference between the two is very minimal. Always opt up for CL7 if you budget allows, but don't shy away from a good CL9 memory kit like the G.SKILL below.
a b } Memory
January 26, 2011 1:22:42 PM

They both are good memory modules. The RipJawX being 1.5v MIGHT give you less heat and MIGHT overclock better, but in all reality you can't go wrong with either and you probably won't notice a difference between them.