Closed Lower CAS or more memory? Tags: Memory Product Last response: April 25, 2012 11:02 AM in Memory Share rockworld3113 April 15, 2012 5:52:00 PM Basically not sure which to go with. Is it better to have lower CAS or more memory overall? I'm deciding between two different Corsair Vengeance packages: 16gb (4x4) @ 9-9-9-24 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or 8gb (2x4) @ 7-8-8-24 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... The difference in price is only about $10 ($20 with the current discount). So is the 8gb-7CAS package that much better that it costs only $10 less than twice the memory at 9CAS? Going with: i5-3570k (Possibly, depending on price next week, if too high will go 2500k) CM Hyper 212 EVO AsRock Extreme3 Gen3 z68 (seeing as I can't find a valid reason to pay the price for a z77 yet) Primarily for gaming. Will I see better performance with the 8gb 7 CAS or am I better off buying the 16gb 9 CAS? Also, any height issues with cooler and either of these modules? Thanks! More about : lower cas memory Best solution jsc a b } Memory April 15, 2012 6:08:42 PM I would go for more memory. Intel CPU's are relatively insensitive to minor changes in RAM timing, and that is what you have here - a minor change in RAM timing. rockworld3113 April 25, 2012 3:45:44 AM Best answer selected by Rockworld3113. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer nikorr a c 146 } Memory April 25, 2012 11:02:43 AM This topic has been closed by Nikorr Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWhich is more important: Lower CAS latency or higher clock? ForumLower CAS worth the price? ForumI7 860 + DDR3 2000mhz (want lower CAS ) ForumPlease Advise. Pushing Lower CAS Latency ForumDual channel or lower CAS ? ForumTimings and CAS latency: lower numbers better or worse ? ForumHow important is CAS vs. memory speed? ForumLowering Cas ?? ForumAre dual-rank DIMMs usually lower CAS latency? ForumMemory Speed and CAS latency awesomeness! ForumMemory question Cas . Latency and timings ForumI3 2100 Lower than expected memory performance ForumIs the lower CAS worth $15? ForumCAS Latency Considerations - Need Your Expertise! ForumCAS latency vs price ForumNew Z77 board, MSI Mpower or Asrock Extreme4? ForumM5A88-V EVO Memory issues and proper use of MEM OK feature ForumWhich memory for M5A88-M & FX 4170 chip Forum[Solved] 1600MHz Memory on H67 with an Ivy Bridge Processor Forum[Solved] Msi z77 motherboard memory More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !