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October 27, 2012 6:50:37 PM

Hello, I`m going to upgrade my High-End Gaming PC this christmas, and i want to ask what`s the best RAM for GAMING?

My upgrade specs:
i7-2600 (nonK)
GTX 680 Lightning
MOBO Msi Mpower z77
RAM ??? my current RAM (6GB 1333mhz 3x2GB Kingston)
PSU Corsair TX 750W v2
CM Storm Trooper

1) with my nonK CPU can i use more then 1333mhz ? or i can only run at 1333MHz?

2) what`s the best and quality 1333 MHz RAM for GAMING?

3) If my CPU can run more then 1333Mhz what the best and quality RAM for GAMING?

Thanks for your help!

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October 27, 2012 7:02:18 PM

1600 is the best bang for your buck you dont see big improvements real world with higher sticks unless using one of those amd apu's using onboard video
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October 27, 2012 7:30:24 PM

Any particular reason using an non-K? Keep in mind many games are limited and affected by the CPU, so if and when needed OC'ing can add a longer lifespan to the CPU. On the OC Chipsets you can use any frequency RAM you'd like, but there's very little gains for 'gaming' than a kit of 2x4GB DDR3-1600 CAS 9. Also, ultra fast RAM has a tendency to be less stable and will produced more errors which can cause failures including causing the CPU to dropout (41/63 errors). All RAM produces errors, and an average kit 1-2/month exceeding the CPU's rated frequency only adds to them; only ECC RAM corrects the errors but requires a Xeon or AMD CPU.

Nice article - http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/memory/2011/01/11/the-...

My recommendations:
CPU - gaming and hyper-threaded applications -> $320 i7-3770K
CPU - gaming and general use applications -> $215 i5-3570K

2x4GB DDR3-1600 CAS 9
RAM - low profile for some HSF's - Corsair CML8GX3M2A1600C9
RAM - HSF's that don't cover DIMM slots - Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
* The Corsair are available in a few colors: Black, Blue, Red, Gold & White; see - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
October 27, 2012 7:40:51 PM

jaquith said:
Any particular reason using an non-K? Keep in mind many games are limited and affected by the CPU, so if and when needed OC'ing can add a longer lifespan to the CPU. On the OC Chipsets you can use any frequency RAM you'd like, but there's very little gains for 'gaming' than a kit of 2x4GB DDR3-1600 CAS 9. Also, ultra fast RAM has a tendency to be less stable and will produced more errors which can cause failures including causing the CPU to dropout (41/63 errors). All RAM produces errors, and an average kit 1-2/month exceeding the CPU's rated frequency only adds to them; only ECC RAM corrects the errors but requires a Xeon or AMD CPU.

Nice article - http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/memory/2011/01/11/the-...

My recommendations:
CPU - gaming and hyper-threaded applications -> $320 i7-3770K
CPU - gaming and general use applications -> $215 i5-3570K

2x4GB DDR3-1600 CAS 9
RAM - low profile for some HSF's - Corsair CML8GX3M2A1600C9
RAM - HSF's that don't cover DIMM slots - Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
* The Corsair are available in a few colors: Black, Blue, Red, Gold & White; see - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

I want to say that i`m going to upgrade my current pc i have i7 2600 for 1 year i don`t gona buy it.
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