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1600 or 1866

I'm tempted to upgrade my ram to max what I can get out of my Sabertooth 990FX Mobo. I use my computer for BF3 and other games, how much of a difference is there in the speeds if anyone knows.

(New)
Viper Xtreme Series 8GB DDR3-1866 (PC3-15000) CL9 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0355674

(Old)
Vengeance Series 8GB DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800) CL9 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354611

SPECS:
CPU: AMD FX 8120 OC 4.4ghz (Corsair H80 Liquid Cooling)
MOBO: Sabertooth 990FX
PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro M 700W
GPU: GeForce GTX 460 SLI
RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600
HHD's: SSD 64GB (OS) HDD 1TB (Games)
CASE: NZXT Phantom (5 Case Fans)
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  1. the difference between 1600 and 1866 is minimal* but getting the 1866 and running them @ 1600 with tighter timings, CL7 if you can, would be the best benefit :)

    EDIT:
    * for gaming.
  2. On the FX there is a difference, I'd get DDR3-1866 buying 'new' but file-13/eBay DDR3-1600 8GB kit I'd have to consider my wasting money for a few frames in gaming.

    If money were no object then I would assume you'd be running a tricked-out SB-E/LGA 2011 with a few GTX 680's...

    The following link was part of a discussion that applies to you - http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/305395-30-memory-overclocking#t2053422
  3. Best answer
    OP you won't really notice a real world difference between 1600 and 1866 except in benchmarks. For AMD go for what has tighter timings, AMD likes low latency ram.
  4. Definitely not worth it. I've run RAM at 1066,1333, and 1600 in my current machine and have not noticed any difference.
  5. Best answer selected by JuvenileJonesy.
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