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G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series CAS 6 vs CAS 8

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Hi all, i was just wondering which set of ram you thought would be better and why? Its only going to be used for gaming and school work, nothing crazy. Both are G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4gb, only difference is the CAS, ones at 6 and the other is 8, and the $20 price difference.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231443

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231444
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Well the lower CAS is better. By how much? I'm not sure, is it worth the extra 20 bucks? To me, no. I'd rather buy a nice meal with that after I swap ram out biggrin.gif
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Unfortunatly there is hardly any noticible difference in loose and tight timings when looking at rams for Sandy. I would say go for which ever is cheaper.

Get these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231443

Or this for $5 more:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231430
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Sandy Bridge yields slightly better performance with more speed. In all the benchmarks pertaining to ram I did my 2133 9-11-9-28 ripjaws beat my 1866 8-8-8-24 supertalents in everything besides latency. If you have $70 to spend I would say get these sticks. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231449
 
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Extra $20 for higher benchmarks with no real-life difference? I'd rather buy myself a few Happy Meals.
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