DDR3-1333/1600/2000-does it matter?

Does it matter whether you use DDR3-1333 or 1600 or 2000 with a z77 mobo and i7-3770?
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  1. I am specifically looking at Crucial.com.

    The DDR3-1333 memory has CL=9.
    The DDR3-1600 is 9-9-9-24.
    The DDR3-2000 is 9-11-9-27.
  2. This pretty much depends on the data set of data you are working on. To put it in to perspective, I ran my machine at DDR3-1600 and ran a certain loop around the world in Rift, and then switched up to DDR3-2133, and I went from about 70FPS -> 72FPS average. The problem is, because it's an MMO, that could be because two people weren't standing in a specific spot so my overall average went up.

    There was no noticeable difference in game play in any game I play. Though, I didn't do many tests on other things, because anything else I run on my machine is so quick there isn't much point in tweaking for it.
  3. Ok, I will get the DDR3-1333.
  4. 1600 is kind of the mainstream now, and not much more expensive than 1333
  5. constepatdyak said:
    1600 is kind of the mainstream now, and not much more expensive than 1333


    Ok, but does it make it difference? If I find 1333 on special, I'd like to know whether I should stay away from it.
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