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December 27, 2012 12:40:55 PM

Getting a new build mainly for gaming, but also do Photoshop and some 3D work (3ds Max, Poser, etc.)
ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz

Trying to decide between these 3, it's only about a $40 difference on newegg.

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GXM Timing 9-9-9 Cas 9 <--- These are the blues, and I thought I read blues were the old models

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL10D-16GBXL Timing 10-10-10-30 Cas 10 <--- Worse timing

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL Timing 9-9-9-24 Cas 9 <---- Only 8 GB

I wish I could find a good 16gb (2 x 8 GB) with good timing, unless those blues are actually decent. Then again, I'm not sure if there are any drawbacks to going with 16GB that I'm not aware of. Thanks for any advice.

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December 27, 2012 1:19:01 PM

Heres a good 2x8GB kit.
G.Skill Ares 16GB (2x8GB) 1600Mhz Cl9 1.5v. $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Low Profile so you can add on large heatsinks without issue.

There isn't any drawback to more RAM except for maybe a minuscule power consumption increase.
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December 27, 2012 3:25:21 PM

Thanks for the info. How are the Ares compared to the Ripjaws?
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December 27, 2012 3:41:45 PM

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December 27, 2012 9:14:42 PM

Thanks much!
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December 29, 2012 4:31:37 PM

Best answer selected by lucasbuck2.
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