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Was this the best RAM for i7-3930k / RIVE Build?

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January 18, 2013 10:41:10 PM

I bought 32gb of 1600mhz RAM, Corsair Dominator - 1600 - 10-10-10-27 - 1.5V CMP32GX3M4X1600C10 to go with the following build. Some people mentioned that with the GPU's and CPU, I should have selected faster ram - Is there a better RAM I should have grabbed, ie. 1866 or 2133 and perhaps G.Skill Trident or Corsair dominator platinum?

The build is:

Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme
CPU: Intel i7-3930K 6-Core 3.2GHz Processor
Cooling: < NOTHING YET >
GPU: 2 SLI x SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100351VXSR Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP CrossFireX
RAM: Corsair Dominator 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) (CMP32GX3M4X1600C10)
Hard-Drives: 2 x SAMSUNG 840 SSD Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC
Extra Space: WD VelociRaptor WD6000HLHX 600GB 10000 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
Thermal Paste: Arctic Silver 5
PSU: Corsair HX 1050 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI CrossFire Ready
Blu-Ray: ASUS Black Blu-ray Burner SATA BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS
Case: COOLER MASTER Storm Stryker SGC-5000W-KWN1 Black and White Steel ATX Full Tower

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January 19, 2013 12:22:10 AM

Basically, should I get faster RAM?
January 19, 2013 1:39:04 AM

To be honest, Intel CPUs benefits more from tight timmings than faster frequency.

What's the major purpose for this build? If it's gaming/ video editing/ 3D modeling, then your ram are perfectly fine.

If you really want the best out of the best, and to get insane benchmark results, you can look into the Corsair Dominator Platinum.
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Dominator-Platinum-Deskto...

They have pretty high frequencies but still have a relatively tight timming. However, buying 32GB of those ram can cost you a fortune.
You won't see much real world performance boost tho.
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January 19, 2013 2:56:25 AM

That ram you have will do you fine.
January 19, 2013 8:57:41 PM

I will be livestreaming video and want to make sure it's not a hindrance.
January 21, 2013 5:28:53 AM

It appears that while the RAM is good, had I gone with 1866 or 2133 then overclocking would not have been so intensive on the RAM?
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