Memory value

Can anyone explain what and how much of a difference using DD3-1600 (7-8-7-20) vs DD3-1333 (lat: 9-9-9-24) will make on gaming performance on a i7 950 build. Program drive c300 128G with 4X 1T Samsung f3s in RAID 10. Probably a Gigabyte GA-EX58A-UD3R mobo and HD5750

Trying to finalize all the components and get the best possible price before I make myself nuts with all the shopping and comparisons. Thanks for the inputs/suggestions
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  1. Very little if any difference in gaming, you might also be able to tighten the timings with out a voltage bump. How much are you willing to spend on some ram? I might be able to suggest some modules for ya.
  2. sportsfanboy said:
    Very little if any difference in gaming, you might also be able to tighten the timings with out a voltage bump. How much are you willing to spend on some ram? I might be able to suggest some modules for ya.


    I'm building a system from sratch with the below components but trying to figure out how to bring it to $1300 .

    Component QTY Unit Total
    Gigabyte GA-EX58A-UD3R 1 210 210
    Intel i7 950 1 230 230
    Crucial RealSSD C300 (128G) 1 260 260
    Corsair D6GB DDR3 1600 Triple 1 150 150
    Tower Case w/ cooling 3 fans 1 100 100
    1TB Sata 3 storage (smsung f3s RAID 10) 4 60 240
    DVD writer 1 60 60
    Windows 7 1 100 100
    HD 5870/$270 or HD 5750/$135 1 135 135 (add a 2nd one xfire when $ allow)
    1485

    Priicng is either Newegg, Microcenter or CompUSA.

    The DDR3-1333 only saves about $40 but I wasnt sure how that impacted the performance. May need to go down to a 64G SSD or find some of the components (HD5750, i7-950, Mobo etc) on ebay to get to $1300 limit.

    Any suggestions are welcome as this is my first build from scratch.
  3. if you need to lose $ from the build, drop the SSD. they will be cheaper next year and most likely offer more space.
  4. true that gets me there or I guess I could get only a used 64G. I just figured an SSD would get me booted and load programs much faster. With the 4 1T RAID setup it may be fast enough loading.
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