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8gb 1600mhz or 4gb 2000mhz?

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The title says it all.
I'm planning my future gaming pc and I cant decide if 4gb 2000mhz or 8gb 1600mhz,
I read that 8gb is not necessary right now, but I dont want to buy more ram later, for example theres a rumor that bf3 takes 3 ram to work, and with win7 taking 1.5 to run, thats not possible.
I leave the links so you can help me.

8gb (4gbx2) corsair 1600mhz

4gb (2gbx2) corsair 2000mhz

Thanks a lot !
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post #2 of 9
I'd get the 4GB of 2000MHz stuff. Unless you know you need 8GB right now.
post #3 of 9
there is literally NO difference between 1600Mhz and 2000Mhz so go for 8GB, as i can easily use 6GB of RAM with Win 7 x64.
Edited by FXTOi7 - 6/9/11 at 7:36am
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Just FYI, I wouldn't buy those dimms cuz they require too much voltage. G.Skill is cheaper, and requires only 1.5v.

I would go with 4GB now. IDK why you don't want to buy more RAM later cuz it will cheaper.
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post #5 of 9
you're gonna use it for gaming so id get the 8gb if I were you. you won't need fast rams anyway. you'll need more ram though. some future games may require more than 4gb.
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Thanks everyone for your help ! biggrin.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by charlie310;13809113 
Just FYI, I wouldn't buy those dimms cuz they require too much voltage. G.Skill is cheaper, and requires only 1.5v.

I would go with 4GB now. IDK why you don't want to buy more RAM later cuz it will cheaper.

I was thinking of buying corsair because I read that it was the best manufacturer.
You say GSkill is better?
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post #7 of 9
Both are good mfg's, but also look at your voltage's & latency also. It's better to get a 1.5v set of Ram, less demand on your mobo. I use the corsair vengeance 1600's. But Gskill makes similar ones as well.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Murtux;13810198 
Thanks everyone for your help ! biggrin.gif



I was thinking of buying corsair because I read that it was the best manufacturer.
You say GSkill is better?

IMO, it's better because:

1. Cheaper than Corsair
2. Requires less Voltage (1.5 vs. 1.65)
3. Adding .15V for OC to 1.65V is doable, but I'd be afraid to do the same for Corsair as it would be 1.8V.

EDIT: or buy 1.5V Corsair dimms.
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post #9 of 9
We shouldn't be choosing our RAM kits based on brand. Though many G.Skill kits use lower voltage, that is not always the case. Some Corsair kits use lower voltage. There may be other brands there with same specs & better price or maybe even better ICs (not all low voltage ICs are as good for overclocking; besides, with DDR3 using very little power, there is no difference). My recommendation: choose whatever fits your price & specs warrant (depending on what you do with the PC), regardless of brand (they all have lifetime warranties anyway). Check the OCN Online Deals section, I'm usually around there to post good RAM deals among other things.
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