What DDR3 Memory to get?

What DDR3 memory should I get?
I've got a budget of around £60, flexible.
Currently have my eye on;
8GB Corsair Vengeance Black 1600Mhz
8GB G.Skill RipJawsX 2133Mhz
16GB Corsair Vengeance Black 1600Mhz - Just a little more than 8GB.

Thank-you. :hello:
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  1. All are good choices. What you should look at is the MOBO specs as to what RAM speed it supports native vs. OC etc. Check the reviews too. I had good experiance with Corsair and have heard good thingson G.Skill. Not used Geil before.
  2. My motherboard does support 2133Mhz Memory, up to 32GB. I'm just not sure weather to get 2133Mhz RAM or 1600Mhz.
  3. Pretty much explains everything.
    Thank-you DelroyMonjo!
  4. 16GB of 1600 will perform much better than 8GB of 2133. Faster RAM just doesn't offer the benefit that more RAM does.
  5. If you using sandybridge, this CPU natively supports DDR3 1333mhz. Anything besides that would be waste and would only imply in some specific synthetic memory benchmark.

    If you using sandybridge-E, go for DDR3 1600.

    If you using AMD Llano or AMD FX you can go all up to 1866mhz, anything more than that is waste too.
  6. Will be using I7 2700K.
  7. If you are gaming there is no point in faster than 1600, you wont notice any improvement, to be honest I'd recommend 8 GB of Corsair 1333MHz RAM, cheap and will do you just fine for gaming.
  8. May just get the 1600Mhz Corsair (16GB).
    Will it make much difference for Fraps, rendering, gaming?
    I will be recording gameplay.
  9. If you set up a RAM disk as a recording destination, say 4GB or so, it could have a significant effect for Fraps. It should help a little with rendering but don't expect miracles. As for gaming, it depends on the game and very few do better with more than 8GB.
  10. What do you mean by RAM disk as a recording destination?
  11. A RAM disk is a virtual storage device which uses main memory. So long as you have plenty of RAM available, it is the fastest type of storage available but a reboot or power interruption will cause the loss of all data so it's typically employed as short-term temporary storage.
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