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I like G.Skill personally, not that Mushkin is bad by any means (I used to have some Ridgebacks on my AMD rig). I prefer G.Skill though because their customer service is very very good. The 1866 9-10-9-28 would be my pick.
 
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I have used Muskin RAM in the past and was pleased with its ability to OC and tighten timing. (Ran 800Mhz DDR2 at about 1000Mhz and from 5-5-5-12 at 5-4-4-12 for years w/o problems).

That said, for my new build, I chose the 2x4GB 1866Mhz G.Skill Cas9 set since it was on sale at Newegg on a combo deal for about $75.

After reading various benches and performance reviews, the difference between modern, DDR3 RAM is exceedingly small...measured in just a few percentage points.

The biggest jump is from 1333Mhz RAM to 1600+. However, there appear to be some diminishing returns at RAM above 2000Mhz except for specific rendering applications and other similar programs. This is usually because of higher latencies.

IIRC 1600Mhz Cas6 RAM is more or less equal to 2133Mhz Cas11 RAM in terms of real world performance. 1866Mhz Cas9 is pretty much the middle ground in terms of latency/price/performance/speed. The benefit of the extra stock Mhz is that you'll have more flexibility overclocking and still running your RAM stable.

Go with the GSkill 1866: 9-10-9-28
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I actually ended up going with the 2133 (before you guys dropped your 1866 news). If I need to I can just underclock it and lock down the timings, right?
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I've owned 4 different pair of G.Skill, and this is my first set of Mushkin. Honestly they've ALL been 5-star products for my use. I wouldn't hesitate to buy either brand, and don't have to much preference of one over the other. If I had to pick I'd probably buy G.Skill if all things were absolutely equal.

Get the set priced the best and aesthetically what you want.
     
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Originally Posted by darthjoe229 View Post
I actually ended up going with the 2133 (before you guys dropped your 1866 news). If I need to I can just underclock it and lock down the timings, right?
Shouldn't be a problem. I would imagine you could drop them down to 1866MHz at 9-9-9-24 timings or even drop them down to 1600MHz with even tighter timings. Just have to play around with the settings and see what happens. Best of luck!
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post #16 of 16
Go with the these GSkills.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231445
On RipjawsX red=highest latencies
Blue=performance latencies
Black=tightest latencies
8GB of 1600MHz@ 8-8-8-24 1.5v is pretty darn good.Same price
Should easily overclock(assuming BD IMC) to
1866MHz @7-9-8-24
that would be impressive for $90
If you get a decent set on a BD IMC,1866MHz @ 7-7-7 might be reached.
Edited by Redwoodz - 6/15/11 at 10:50am
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