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RipjawsZ or TridentX PC3-19200 DDR3 2400mHz with Asrock X79 Extreme9

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June 29, 2012 8:36:24 PM

G.SKILL RipjawsZ or TridentX PC3-19200 DDR3 2400mHz with Asrock X79 Extreme9 Motherboard

I am currently building my new system, and already I am in possession of multiple parts. I am now ready to make purchase of the memory, and would like to know what you as community members would advise I get between the G.SKILL RipJawsZ and TridentX series.

When I started compiling my parts, it appeared the only PC3-19200 DDR3 2400mHz from G.Skill were the RipjawsZ, but as the availability of the RipjawsZ lessens; it appears the TridentX has boosted.

Which of the memory sticks would you place on a system and why, with the following;-

- Asrock X79 Extreme 9 (Motherboard)
- Intel i7 3930K (CPU)
- Lian Li PC-P80N (Case)
- Enermax Platimax 1500EGT (Power Supply)
- Sapphire Radeon HD7970 OC (Graphics)

For the cooling, I am considering either the Corsair H100 OR a complete Water Cooling System (once I can better comprehend its intricacies).

Also the amount of memory (RAM), I am pursuing is 32GB.

All recommendations would be much appreciated :??:  .
a c 135 } Memory
June 29, 2012 9:52:07 PM

I wouldn't go any faster than 2133. Increasing the DRAM speed just increases the electrical load without adding much performance. The Sandybridge-E processors already put out a ton of heat as is.
a c 146 } Memory
June 29, 2012 11:05:54 PM

Well, u got a killer mobo, so why use some cheap RAM, right?
June 29, 2012 11:14:46 PM

I was more looking at 8GB per stick. If I place that in to begin with, I am sure it will be great. As either future developments or many years progress; the option to add extra 32GB is available, if ever needed.

Budget is not a key concern right now, as I am sure can be seen with some of the parts included.

Would you both say the RipjawsZ, because their availability is lessening when compared to the TridentX; albeit I acknowledge the great works of Newegg in always being on top of the game, and stocking the needed parts.

What would be the difference in performance between the RipjawZ and TridentX?

Also quick check, are NewEgg prices final or do they charge state tax?
a c 146 } Memory
June 29, 2012 11:26:57 PM

The chips are different.

The Trident X delivers extreme performance and will out perform the RipJaws,

if overclocked, they will get higher clock.
a c 146 } Memory
June 29, 2012 11:28:23 PM

No tax in AZ. Some states charge the tax.

Put it in the bin and it will reflect the tax, if it is linked to your address.
a c 146 } Memory
June 29, 2012 11:32:00 PM

If u know how to use that much RAM, get it and u'll love it!

Faster RAM helps your RAMdisc to be even faster.

U will have 10GB/sec HDD and that is something to take advantage of.

If u play games or do audio, video and such...
a c 347 } Memory
June 29, 2012 11:57:10 PM

Must be something in the air today...

Beat two kits of Corsair Dominator Platinum CMD16GX3M4A2666C10 - http://www.corsair.com/us/memory-by-product-family/domi...

Being real FEW need or want 32GB and if you really want 32GB then 4x8GB is the best solution. Otherwise FAST + 8xDIMM = LESS STABILITY. Posting a CPU-z gets old fast then you're stuck with the bill.

To fill the voids:

CMZ32GX3M8X1600C9 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

F3-17000CL9Q2-32GBZH - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(2 kits) 994046 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(2 kits) CMP16GX3M4X1866C9 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
a c 135 } Memory
June 30, 2012 12:21:26 AM

sas84_heavyhitter said:
I was more looking at 8GB per stick. If I place that in to begin with, I am sure it will be great. As either future developments or many years progress; the option to add extra 32GB is available, if ever needed.

Budget is not a key concern right now, as I am sure can be seen with some of the parts included.

Would you both say the RipjawsZ, because their availability is lessening when compared to the TridentX; albeit I acknowledge the great works of Newegg in always being on top of the game, and stocking the needed parts.

What would be the difference in performance between the RipjawZ and TridentX?

Also quick check, are NewEgg prices final or do they charge state tax?


The extra memory channels on the X79 platform are primarily intended to compliment the 40 PCIe 3.0 lanes. Seeing as a quad core SandyBridge can't even saturate 2 channels at DDR3-1600 (anything higher offers extremely small marginal gains), it stands to reason that a hex core SandyBridge-E on its own wouldn't either. In order to fully utilize the bandwidth provided by 4 interleaved channels running at DDR3-1600 you would have to be running highly optimized OpenCL code on 4 7970s and even that constraint is heavily alleviated by the 7900 series onboard memory. The amount of installed memory is far more important than the IO bus speed because returns diminish very quickly beyond DDR3-1333 and are almost non-existent beyond DDR3-1600.
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