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Eventually you may want more than 4 GBs. I was running out of RAM while gaming with 4 GBs. Games and applications will eventually use more RAM so if you want to future proof your system get more.

My opinion: get the 2133 MHz kit x 2 and have best of both worlds!
He will be extremely hard pressed to actually get those settings to work. Having 4 sticks instead of 2 and pushing to 2133mhz, that puts a ton of stress on the memory controller so unless he gets the best possible 2500k, this just won't work.

Why people don't realize this is an issue, I don't know.
     
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post #22 of 32
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He will be extremely hard pressed to actually get those settings to work. Having 4 sticks instead of 2 and pushing to 2133mhz, that puts a ton of stress on the memory controller so unless he gets the best possible 2500k, this just won't work.

Why people don't realize this is an issue, I don't know.
You are not realizing the alternative... future proofing! Who says you have to run the RAM at 2133? If he upgrades his PC next year? Who's to say the new CPUs/Mobo won't support 2133 DDR3? AMD is going to 1866 standard in a month.
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post #23 of 32
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Wait, did I miss something?

That 4GB 2133Mhz kit costs 50$.
The 8GB 1600Mhz kit costs 100$.

What's the problem here? Get one 2133Mhz or two. Forget the 1600Mhz.
This. Go with 8GB of the 2133. The good: you can tighten the timings like mad if you want to drop it down to 1600. The bad: 4 sticks of RAM sometime gives you trouble. I used to have 2x2GB of 2000 and switched to 4x2GB of 1600, but the 1600 won't run at 1600 right now until I play around with my BIOS.
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I'm running that 2133 kit atm on 4 sticks, and my 2500k can still do 4.8Ghz with proper V 1.37V. I haven't had any problems at all.
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Since the speed of the memory doesn't equate to jack crap in the real world and 4GB RAM is not enough anymore, I would get the 8GB kit.
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G.Skill 2133 for $99 (2x4GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231468

Tighten the timings. 8GB, same speed with only two sticks.
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G.Skill 2133 for $99 (2x4GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231468

Tighten the timings. 8GB, same speed with only two sticks.
That's the way to go!
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Have you thought about 8GB of 1866MHz? Gskill SNIPER for $80 + free shipping http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231460
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post #29 of 32
Having the same issue. Most cases I've found people are runnin around 1866. So the gskill sniper seems like a good price vs performance. 1866 at 9-10-9-28 seems like a good setup for 8gb for 80 bucks shipped. Think I'm going to place my order.
    
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post #30 of 32
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Personal preference and cash availability is all this comes down to.

You're gonna get rocked by people saying you don't need more than 4GB.

If you think you'll use it, go for it. If you do a lot of media editing (be it photo or video) or even just love to have a bunch of stuff open at once, go for it. I did. The price is so low right now you'd be silly not to. It's a great, cheap future-proofing step.
Ram is NOT future proof.

Ram only gets more expensive if it is outdated and being phased out. Therefore, you buy more ram when you need more ram. Buying 16gb today because you think you'll need it in a year is stupid. Buy it when you need it.

@OP: If you'll use it go for it. Can't see how it would help if you're not doing media editing but if you want it we can't stop you.
    
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