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What about these G.SKILL Snipers?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231460


If you are concerned about that CL being 9 instead of 8, then study this article:

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/mem...sandy-bridge/1

Nice read.

Guess there isn't much of a diffrence with 2133 and 1600. If I get some CAS 7 1600 dominator ram I should be good to go. I could read up on RAM OC'ing a little more to play with the VCCIO and VCCSA to clock them up to 1866 and I'd be happy with the look and wouldn't even notice the diffrence.

I really am leaning more towards these Corsair sticks. I have a Zalman ram cooler I just bought, so I might have room to OC them to 1866.

Capacity : 4GB (2 x 2GB)
Speed : DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Cas Latency : 7
Timing : 7-8-7-20
Voltage : 1.65V
Edited by Rognin - 7/31/11 at 2:49pm
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post #12 of 17
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Meh, bought them.

So now I have 4 sticks and a mobo for sale and only 18 rep... =P
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Originally Posted by Rognin View Post
Nice read.

Guess there isn't much of a diffrence with 2133 and 1600. If I get some CAS 7 1600 dominator ram I should be good to go. I could read up on RAM OC'ing a little more to play with the VCCIO and VCCSA to clock them up to 1866 and I'd be happy with the look and wouldn't even notice the diffrence.

I really am leaning more towards these Corsair sticks. I have a Zalman ram cooler I just bought, so I might have room to OC them to 1866.

Capacity : 4GB (2 x 2GB)
Speed : DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Cas Latency : 7
Timing : 7-8-7-20
Voltage : 1.65V
You will have to have your VCCIO at 1.15V or higher with this memory because the voltage is 1.65V. If you don't do that, then there's a chance that you'd have problems.
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I know this comment is for naught, but in my opinion, if you want your ram to run at 1866MHz, then Buy some DDR3-1866

Overclocking ram leads to more problems than it's worth.
It has virtually no performance impact in real world apps/every day use. Unless you spend your days running benchmarks, I see no use for overclocking memory.

Re, ram choice, the Sniper series is not cheap, and actually on par with some of the best ram out today.

TwoCables gave you an excellent choice, and with the Corsairs you purchased, @ 1.65v, you have none, to very little room if you do plan on overclocking. Because with the required DIMM voltage already at 1.65v, you can go higher, but it has to be done in a specific way, so you don't do any permanent damage to your cpu.
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I know this comment is for naught, but in my opinion, if you want your ram to run at 1866MHz, then Buy some DDR3-1866

Overclocking ram leads to more problems than it's worth.
It has virtually no performance impact in real world apps/every day use. Unless you spend your days running benchmarks, I see no use for overclocking memory.

Re, ram choice, the Sniper series is not cheap, and actually on par with some of the best ram out today.

TwoCables gave you an excellent choice, and with the Corsairs you purchased, @ 1.65v, you have none, to very little room if you do plan on overclocking. Because with the required DIMM voltage already at 1.65v, you can go higher, but it has to be done in a specific way, so you don't do any permanent damage to your cpu.
Meh, I said I'd read up on it, but that's further down the road. I wanted the ram for it's looks seen as the articles linked that I read clearly showed no significant impact between 1600, 1866 and 2133.

I wanted black ram without red, I just worded it wrong for the sniper series as I was comparing it to high end 2133. I'd have also called the corsair ram cheap as it too didn't have the higher standards in "blue and black".

I've learnt more here in 3 months than in a life time. Pretty sure I'll be ok with the OC'ing of the ram later on.

Hell I built my first puter here and I went straight to watercooling.

Edit: yeah thanks for the links guys, +1 rep.
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Just please remember to immediately set your VCCIO to 1.15000V before installing Windows (that is, after you manually set your memory to stock, which you will have to do).
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"Kits" are nothing special. Yes, they might be tested together, but they are not manufactured or programed any differently than the individual sticks of the same line.

If price is similar, I prefer individual sticks. If a DIMM goes bad, it's much more convenient to send back the defective stick than have to send back all of your RAM.
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