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December 24, 2012 10:55:25 PM

So I am planning to get an ASRock 970 Pro3 mobo + AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE.

The mobo is dual-channel ddr3 RAM.

Id like to spend max 40$ I think, considering 2x4 GB.

Any suggestions? I have no clue on which one to get. There are so many..

Mobo: http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.nl.asp?cat=Specificat...

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December 25, 2012 10:25:08 AM

P.S. I am using a GTX660
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December 25, 2012 11:38:13 AM

Depends whether you are going to have a large heatsink on your CPU. If your looking at something like a Noctua NH-D14, then there might be issues with the RAm being too tall.
December 25, 2012 11:47:28 AM

manofchalk said:
Depends whether you are going to have a large heatsink on your CPU. If your looking at something like a Noctua NH-D14, then there might be issues with the RAm being too tall.

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Ill be using the standard cooler which comes with the AMD Phenom. And I can't find that same RAM in the netherlands :( .. It was cheap as well :/ ..

What about those corsair valueselect ones?
December 25, 2012 11:49:23 AM

And would I notice a difference between 1333 and 1600?
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December 25, 2012 9:06:55 PM

You will see no difference between 1333 and 1600, unless you're running a benchmark.

Get this 1600 memory. It's the highest quality but also among the lowest cost, currently under $16 per 4GB:

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electronics-Extreme-MV-3V...

While it's not rated the fastest, it's actually made from chips faster than those found in most DIMMs advertised with higher speeds.
December 25, 2012 9:57:51 PM

bryanl said:
You will see no difference between 1333 and 1600, unless you're running a benchmark.

Get this 1600 memory. It's the highest quality but also among the lowest cost, currently under $16 per 4GB:

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electronics-Extreme-MV-3V...

While it's not rated the fastest, it's actually made from chips faster than those found in most DIMMs advertised with higher speeds.


Thanks for the link. Hope shipping isn't that expensive :p 
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December 26, 2012 8:26:27 AM

burbee said:
How are these by the way?

GeIL 1333 2x4GB kit dragon CL 9 (9-9-9-24)
- http://www.alternate.nl/html/product/GeIL/8_GB_DDR3-133...

GeIL 1600 2x4GB kit dragon CL11
- http://www.alternate.nl/html/product/GeIL/8_GB_DDR3-160...

Corsair valueselect 1333 2x4GB kit CL9 (9-9-9-24)
- http://www.mycom.nl/Product/Componenten-Geheugen/Corsai...

G.skill 1333 2x4GB kit CL9 Low Profile
- https://www.4launch.nl/shop/product/126170/-970-pro3-am...

Probably lower quality. Look for something made with chips branded as Samsung, Hynix, or Micron, rather than as G.Skill, Geil, or Corsair.
December 26, 2012 11:32:52 AM

bryanl said:
Probably lower quality. Look for something made with chips branded as Samsung, Hynix, or Micron, rather than as G.Skill, Geil, or Corsair.


I don't think they sell those here, or it's very rare.. I'll keep on searching for them. But isn't Kingston any good then? What about 'Dane-Elec'?
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December 26, 2012 11:44:18 AM

G.Skill and Corsair are two of the most respected brands when it comes to memory, their fine. Never even heard of Hyrix and Micron. Geil is more know for their fans I will admit.

EDIT: To prove the point, I got confused between Geil and Gelid.

Basically there is little difference between RAM of the same spec's, get the cheapest or from a brand you trust.
December 26, 2012 12:03:43 PM

manofchalk said:
G.Skill and Corsair are two of the most respected brands when it comes to memory, their fine. Never even heard of Hyrix and Micron. Geil is more know for their fans I will admit.

EDIT: To prove the point, I got confused between Geil and Gelid.

Basically there is little difference between RAM of the same spec's, get the cheapest or from a brand you trust.


Okay thanks, really enlightened me there! :p 
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