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Im looking into getting some more ram for my SIG Rig and iv found these at amazon..

there 2000MHz triple channel RAM. timings look good as well. my question is is this a good upgrade or should i go with something else? next upgrade doesn't have to be RAM tho, just looking to see what else i can buy for my rig. If NOT RAM then any suggestions?
post #2 of 9
Water cooling?
post #3 of 9
Most test have shown in real world applications that you don't get much if any gain from faster memory - I'd say just set the latencies as low as they will go on your 1600mhz kit and use the $$ to toy around with other things.
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Water cooling?
I'd consider this.

It should also be noted that for Bloomfield CPUs ANY RAM over 1066mHz DDR3 is considered "overclocked" from Intels POV. As such To get 2000mHz RAM to run at 2k mHz with a Bloomfiled CPU will likely require worryingly high voltages on the memory controller.
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Water cooling?
Iv seriously thought of it. But for the price I don't think id need it. I don't do extreme overclocking. My temps seem pretty steady. I'm still new to OCing so I don't think id benifit from wc much, besides temps and noise that is. But I have been looking at the Corsair H100 and the Corsair Link. Both of which I may be interested in but at the moment idk yet

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post #6 of 9
Pricey high frequency memory kits are more of an extreme overclocking & benchmarking tool, gaming & average use doesn't really see as much benefit from great ram.
If you want to get into benchmarking & all that I would say go for it, but otherwise you wouldn't really get much difference, unless you run long projects like folding bigadv work units or something.
    
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ah, well then il stick with my current ram and find out how to tighten up the timings. i still dont understand all the voltages so it may be a lil while before i figure it out.

EDIT- so any suggestions for upgrades i could benefit from?
post #8 of 9
You have a pretty well rounded system, can't really see anything lacking if not going for high clocks. If you aren't thinking water cooling (custom water is the way to go over the all-in-one like h50 - h100 stuff) maybe start a fund for when socket 2011 comes along if a great performance difference is there.
    
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post #9 of 9
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If i was to go for water cooling what would be the best one to choose to cool my cpu and gpu and have options down the road to expand? Id like to use Amazon to grab my stuff as i have gift cards and amazon prime on there.
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