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[Memory] Help me decide, buying tonight.

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December 17, 2012 5:49:01 PM

Hello again people, thank you for checking my post.

I've been upgrading my computer and before I go any further I will list my current specs.

Case: Fractal Arc Midi
PSU: Corsair HX 750W
CPU: I5-3570k
Mother Board: ASROCK Extreme4 Z77 full ATX
Graphics: MSI HAWK 7870
Ram: 4GB GSKILL
Windows 7 Ultimate x64

So with that being said I am in the market for new RAM. I'm going to go for 16GB and I think I've decided on 2x8 ((Please post if you think its worth getting 4x4))

I've been looking at Corsair Vengence and I've came across these two packs.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Now the first one I posted is on sale and cheaper at the moment and I can't decide between the two since the timing just seems werid to me on the first one 9-10-9-27

I don't know ANYTHING about RAM so I thought I would come here and get enlightened :D 

If you think I would be better off with another brand or whatever please post your recommendations for RAM money is not a issue but I'm not diving to corsair platinum for 300$ haha.

Anyways thank you again!!

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December 17, 2012 7:25:40 PM

Ram is like this.

DDR3 <Revision speed

1066/1333/1600/1866/2000/2300 < mhz, the overall speed, kinda like GHz on a proc

CAS 9-9-9-15 < Latency, the lower the number, the faster the data transfer.

Mainstream memory example

Stock memory:

4GB DDR3 1333 @ 9-9-9-15

Gaming memory

8GB DDR3 1600 @ 7-7-7-14

Hope it helps.

Also, the Ripjaws X series is a good DDR3 kit.
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December 17, 2012 7:54:05 PM

austing said:
Ram is like this.

DDR3 <Revision speed

1066/1333/1600/1866/2000/2300 < mhz, the overall speed, kinda like GHz on a proc

CAS 9-9-9-15 < Latency, the lower the number, the faster the data transfer.

Mainstream memory example

Stock memory:

4GB DDR3 1333 @ 9-9-9-15

Gaming memory

8GB DDR3 1600 @ 7-7-7-14

Hope it helps.

Also, the Ripjaws X series is a good DDR3 kit.



So could you link me to a reccomendation for 16GB?
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December 17, 2012 8:19:51 PM

Based on budget,

I'd recomend ANY of the following

Corsair Dominator 1600/1866/2000 mhz
Corsair Vengance 1600/1866/2000 mhz
G.Skill Ripjaws 1600/1866/2000 mhz
Patriot Viper 3 1600/1866/2000 mhz

Really, any of these are the BEST that I know of. And what you pay for, is what you get, higher mhz, is more speed.
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December 17, 2012 9:04:40 PM

Best answer selected by KevinHamm.
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