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November 15, 2012 7:51:14 PM

Hello, i`m going to build new gaming system this christmas to run all games present and upcoming games at max at 1080p.
I need your advice, i need to get great 8GB Ram memory i`m thinking more about G.Skill Sniper then RipjawsX because Sniper is Low Profile.

My build specs:
i7-3770K 3.9GHz (with OC GenieII 4.2GHz)
MSI GTX 680 Lightning
MSI Z77 Mpower
Coller Master 6V GT (that`s the reason i need Low Profile)
8GB RAM ???
Corsair TX 850W Modular
CM Storm Trooper
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB

1)What kind of speed i need? 1600Mhz Cl9 or 2133MHz Cl9?
2) Is it better to get lower voltage? Because 1600MHz has 1.5v and 2133MHz has 1.6v?
3)Is G.Skill Sniper gona interfere with CPU Cooler? or i need to get lower profile?

Thanks!
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November 15, 2012 8:07:41 PM

Standard 1600Mhz CL9 1.5v RAM is best to use.
RAM is quite easily the component that will make the least impact to gaming performance, no need for anything special. Just have to make sure you have enough of it.
The performance difference between 1600 and 2133Mhz is pretty much negligible, especially when you factor in the additional cost. Also Intel systems need RAM at or below 1.5v, as otherwise it can damage the internal memory controller.

This is the kit I suggest you get.
G.Skill Ares 8gb (2x4GB) 1600Mhz CL9 1.5v. $38
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 15, 2012 8:08:55 PM

Supposed to use 1.5v with Sandy/Ivy but seems many folks have used 1.65 and not fried their system. I'm a "play it safe" person so would stick with 1.5v. If money is no object, I'd get the lowest latency 1600 I could get my hands on. Very few programs show a real world difference with faster ram.
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November 16, 2012 4:29:40 PM

If only using two modules, either series should fit with that cooler.

DDR3-2133 and 1.50V+ can be used without any issues, as you guys already know. But to notice a significant improvement in performance/bandwidth, it is necessary to overclock the CPU frequency. For most people, they do not overclock CPU, only DRAM, which is why they do not see a significant increase in performance. You must tweak both!

So if you do not plan on overclocking, or not much, DDR3-1600 with low timings (CL7) or DDR3-1866 (CL8) will have the best performance.

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denus3 said:
Hello, i`m going to build new gaming system this christmas to run all games present and upcoming games at max at 1080p.
I need your advice, i need to get great 8GB Ram memory i`m thinking more about G.Skill Sniper then RipjawsX because Sniper is Low Profile.

My build specs:
i7-3770K 3.9GHz (with OC GenieII 4.2GHz)
MSI GTX 680 Lightning
MSI Z77 Mpower
Coller Master 6V GT (that`s the reason i need Low Profile)
8GB RAM ???
Corsair TX 850W Modular
CM Storm Trooper
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB

1)What kind of speed i need? 1600Mhz Cl9 or 2133MHz Cl9?
2) Is it better to get lower voltage? Because 1600MHz has 1.5v and 2133MHz has 1.6v?
3)Is G.Skill Sniper gona interfere with CPU Cooler? or i need to get lower profile?

Thanks!

November 16, 2012 4:49:37 PM

Go with GSKILL hands down, no questions asked.
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