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G.Skill Ares CL 9->8, worth $11??

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August 13, 2012 2:26:46 PM

Hi, I am building my first desktop and don't really get how much Cas latency matters in term of performance. My new desktop will be a dedicated gaming desktop for playing BF3, these Rams will be seated on a ASRock Extreme 4 Mobo & work with a i5-3570K processor(Hyper 212 Evo Cooler):
I am considering these 2 Rams from G.Skill Ares series: [...] 231-548-TS

Basically(all 2X4G packs):
CL 9 DDR3 1600 -> 43.99
CL 8 DDR3 1600 -> 54.99

Is the CL benefit big enough to justify $11 or should I go with CL9 and save the money?

p.s If there is any other Ram you want to recommend for me feel free to do so, I need low profile ram though since I am using an aftermarket CPU cooler.

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August 13, 2012 2:37:34 PM

no get the 9. The 8 could cause instability with your overclock.
August 13, 2012 3:32:28 PM

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August 13, 2012 4:27:43 PM

Incorrect, CL8 is a higher performance memory kit than the CL9. Memory specification is irrelevant to stability; stability is result of the user's ability to input the proper settings for the memory.

Thank you

a c 118 } Memory
August 13, 2012 9:56:38 PM

CL 8 DDR3 1600 -> 54.99 < is the better ram.