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. Share rockworld3113 April 25, 2012 3:45:44 AM Best answer selected by Rockworld3113. Score 0 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 Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Which is more important: Lower CAS latency or higher clock? Forum Adding more memory with different cas latancy? Forum [Memory] Less high capacity, or more lower capacity sticks? Forum Higher frequency and higher CAS vs Lower Frequency and Lower CAS Forum SolvedIs the lower CAS worth $15? Forum SolvedWhat is CAS in RAM memory? Forum SolvedI7 860 + DDR3 2000mhz (want lower CAS) Forum SolvedRAM Frequency or CAS Latency more Important for Gaming? PLEASE HELP Forum SolvedWhich is more important, data rate or CAS latency, when choosing RAM? Forum SolvedEVGA GTX 760 4GB FTW(Cheaper and higher quality OC) VS. EVGA GTX 760 4GB SC(More expensive and lower quality) Forum SolvedIf i add more fans to Liquid cooler will the temperature get lower? Forum CAS 8 worth 50$ more than cas9? Forum Solvedis G.Skill 1866 CAS 8 memory correct? Forum Solvedwill more power lower heat on a CPU? Forum Solvedmemory not running at right cas, how to correct it Forum Lower CAS worth the price? Forum Lower CAS w/1333, or higher CAS w/1600? Forum Timings and CAS latency: lower numbers better or worse ? Forum SolvedThe default memory frequency is lower than the speed on the box. Forum SolvedLow fps in games.....even lower than on friend's pc with lesser dedicated video memory :C ......HELP PLEASE :"( Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !