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post #1 of 12
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Hey guys, I can't really decide on which brand/how much of RAM to go for. How do I know whether I'll need the 1333/1600/1866/2000? Might OC in the future and I hope to get stuff that's more bang for the buck. Help please.
post #2 of 12
What kind of computer do you have? Motherboard, CPU, etc.
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post #3 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by joemaniaci View Post
What kind of computer do you have? Motherboard, CPU, etc.
i5-2500K & ASRock Z68 Extreme4
Crucial M4 64/128GB
MSI GTX 560-Ti 1GB Hawk

Should I invest in better 4GB RAM or just decent enough 8GB RAM?
post #4 of 12
Well i recently upgraded to Corsair Dominator DDR3 1600Mhz 8-8-8-24 1.65v
XMS3 DHX+ 2x2GB Kit and all i can say is i'm happy with them!
They can do 1600mhz 7-8-7-20-1t at 1.7v or 2000mhz at 9-9-9-24-1t at 1.7v
And maybe more.All i will say its They are very good
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i would go for 8 gigs. if youre just playing games then higher memory speeds will yield very small increases in performance. having more memory on the other hand is never a bad thing and guarantees a smooth and stutter free experience. of course 4 gigs is still enough for most games today and probably will be for quite a while longer.
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post #6 of 12
get 8 gb (4GB X2) of the fastest DDR3 set you can afford. Corsair, Gskill, Mushkin... they are all great. I from what Ive researched there is not a huge REAL WORLD difference between 1600/1866/etc....

I was a huge Corsair ram fan boy but Im quite happy with my 1866 Gskill Ripjaws
    
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post #7 of 12
Check out the newegg shell shocker today from 1:00PM - 2:59PM PST. Think I'll be grabbing a set myself.

They are usually $164.99 and will be on sale for $99.99.
post #8 of 12
Have a look at the Hyper x blu 1600 if you want bang for buck.
6-7-6-20 @ 1333
7-8-7-27 @ 1600
9-11-9-28 @ 2088
Here´s the review.
http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi..._blu_ddr31600/
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post #9 of 12
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Here's a list of RAM choices that I compiled (within my budget, maybe stretched a lil). Prices are in SGD (close to the USD). Help me out!


G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3-2000 (CL9) 2GB x2 - $149
G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3-1600 (CL7) 2GB x2 - $118
G.Skill Eco DDR3-1600 (CL7) 2GB x2 - $168
G.Skill P.I DDR3-1600 (CL6-8-6) 2GB x2 - $138
G.Skill Ripjaws-X DDR3-1600 (CL9) 4GB x2 - $199


Kingston ValueRAM DDR3-1333 4GB x2 - $102
Team Elite DDR3-1333 4GB x2 - $130
Team Xtreem DDR3-1600 (CL9) 4GB x2 - $149
Corsair XMS DDR3-1600 4GB x2 - $178
Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 4GB x2 - $218
post #10 of 12
Where are you going to be getting these from. Newegg? It will help us out. What would you LIKE to spend on these?
    
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LG 24" Wide (W2453V) Logitech Standard 102 (Soon to be Ducky Shine w... Corsair 850HX Ultra Aluminus ATX Black Mid-Tower 
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Crucial C300 Western Digital Black Western Digital Black Pioneer DVR-212DBK 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
NH-U12P SE2 NF-P14 FLX NF-S12B FLX Windows 7 Professional x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 24" Wide (W2453V) Logitech Standard 102 (Soon to be Ducky Shine w... Corsair 850HX Ultra Aluminus ATX Black Mid-Tower 
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