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October 1, 2012 7:20:57 PM

I had originally picked out G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

to go in a AM3+(ASRock 970 Extreme 4)/ AMD FX4170

However, G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBXL on sale for the same price.

Any reason I shouldn't go ahead and get the 1866 over the 1600? Looks like I would have to OC either of them anyway...

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October 1, 2012 8:23:02 PM

Actually the DDR3-1600 kit is $5 less, but the F3-14900CL9D-8GBXL should be fine on an FX CPU. Simply adjust the Frequency & CAS Timings and you're good either way; there's very (very) little differences.

Nice article - http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/bulldozer-ddr3-over...

Regarding the 'OC' - actually no you won't need to OC, the FX native frequency is DDR3-1866 - on a non-FX AMD then yes you'd need to OC.
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October 1, 2012 8:33:10 PM

Get which cost less. They will both perform same in gaming.
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October 1, 2012 8:39:00 PM

They are both showing at $39.99 in my shopping cart :) 
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October 1, 2012 8:40:30 PM

cpokey26 said:
They are both showing at $39.99 in my shopping cart :) 

$5 off w/ promo code EMCNAHE42, ends 10/1 ; F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL (DDR3-1600 kit)
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October 1, 2012 8:41:20 PM

Aha! Thanks for pointing that out.
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October 1, 2012 8:50:00 PM

Best answer selected by cpokey26.
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