hey was up everyone, im looking for hardcore answers so i can decide what to buy, im looking for 12gbs of ram 4 gbs each. so i can run in triple channel. i do not care bout price just want the best out there, i saw a gskill trident with a las of 7 timings were i think 7-8-7 2000. looking for something similar i think or better. please help this is all i need to finish my beast pc cant wait to set it up thanks .
MY SET UP FOR THIS BUILD
extreme 3 mother board
5970 4gb video card
It's like 1% difference, no big deal. The RAM quantity counts big time, not the RAM speed but 12G is plenty even for a server. The most important thing is to have the system stable so less fancier/lower voltage RAM is better.
For 3X4GB the 'best' for sale are the Dominator CMT12GX3M3A2000C9 the best for 'performance : money' are the Dominator CMP12GX3M3A1600C9 which can be easily OC to 1800 MHz with a CAS drop to 8-8-8. Keep in mind, my answer is on OC'ing the RAM > Spec. Spec the The Kingston HyperX H20 2133MHz are the 'fastest' but no 4GB density.
However, I have no ideal how well they'll run on an ASRock X58 Extreme3. Meaning, 2000 MHz or higher is a bear to keep stable/error free. The i7 980X IMC craps-out about 2200 MHz, and you're going to need to increase the BCLK ~160 MHz or higher.
Tested ASRock X58 Extreme http://www2.corsair.com/configurator/product_results.as...
If you're using Adobe Premiere -> http://www.adobe.com/products/premiere/systemreqs/ their accelerated GPUs are currently limited, and I haven't seen them change for quite some time. If your Apps can utilize 6-core then X58 otherwise, and as an owner of the i7 980X, you're better off with a P67.