Need Help for 16gb ram choice around 75$

Hey guys, I'm having trouble deciding what memory to buy for my new build, especially when deciding between high frequencies or better timing.

I will be working with an ASUS p8 z68 V-PRO Motherboard, and my CPU will be the i5 2500k
My computer will be used for gaming

I am currently stuck between these two choices for my ram:

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model F3-8500CL7Q-16GBRL


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9Q-16GBRL

My first choice has lower frequencies (1066 vs 1333) However the timing is better. Does that mean this ram is better?

Anyways any help would be greatly appreciated, and feel free to suggest other ram besides the ones I have mentioned.
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  1. They're about the same. All ram will run at faster timings if you slow it down. I use the 1333 on my amd board, and have had no problems.
  2. The timings are how many clock cycles it takes for each timing to happen. Since there are more clock cycles in each second in the faster 1333MHz RAM it's slightly higher latency is actually pretty similar in nanoseconds.

    Anyway, here is a better kit. Get two of them for only $59.98 and it is 1600MHz, so its a little faster than the two kits you're looking at. Your second choice has been deactivated in newegg so it's not an option.
  3. Hey Guys thanx alot for the responses!

    @ blazorthon.

    I don't know about the ram you posted though, the i5 technically only suports ram up to DDR3 1333 mhz. Chosing ram over that speed could void my warranty from what i've heard.

    Anyways from what gou guys are telling me, it really doesn't matter and I should just get the cheapest one? (or the one that's still on sale)
  4. Best answer
    For sandy bridge get a DDR3 1333 memory, 1,5V voltage.
    Do not get picky about lantecy. In real world usage it doesn't matter.
  5. Okok thanx alot vitornob!
  6. Why do you want 16GB for just gaming? Most(if not all)games don't require more than 4GB, so even a 8GB kit is overkill, but because ram is cheap, most would recommend an 8GB (2x4GB) kit.
  7. Hey clarkjd good question.
    I'm actually getting 16gb to be more future proof. I'll most likely need 16gb in about 2 years, so why not just get them now. Also I don't think Prices will change that much in 2 years.
  8. Prices may not change, but standards will. By the time you need 16GB of ram for a game, you will be needing a new motherboard, CPU and graphics card. and your old DDR3 ram won't be supported on the new board.
  9. Okok, you're right.
    Though I will also be using Mechanical engineering design programs, so I'll have to see if I want the ability to have both my gaming and design programs launched at the same time.
  10. Best answer selected by killer-xz.
  11. If there is a Frys by you, they currently have Patriot 1333 16 gb of ram for $45 after rebates.
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