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My rig (in sig) is a pure gaming rig. I browse the net, and play games. I don't bench or anything...

What would be the better route for me?

I've been doing alot of reading, and it seems like the diff between speeds at 8gig are minimal for gaming, but 2133 does have the edge (compared to tigther timings)

so I thought maybe I could do 4gb ram instead of 8gb of ram....

I also do play Flight Simulator X and I think that game does like alot of ram. but don't quote me I do 'fly' alot of sims
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Well, Intel has been known to pair and perform better with RAM that has higher clock speeds, as opposed to AMD where lower CAS latency affects the overall performance by a fairly decent chunk. I'll go and quote hundreds of people when I say that unless you have a billion tabs opened up at once, play two games at once side by side(heaven knows why o.o), do any heavy photo/video editing/music producing, 4GB should be all you need. Besides, adding another 4GB in the future wouldn't hurt you much. It's so cheap now a days. Go with the higher clocked 4GB set, and if it turns out you need a little more, go get a another pair of em later. That's just my opinion.
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If you already have the 8GB don't bother upgrading. There won't be that much of a difference. You really won't tell the difference when gaming. I say more GB over speed.
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Speed makes very little difference when it comes to Sandy Bridge and gaming:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4503/s...he-best-ddr3/6

I'd stick with the 8GB set you've got now and call it a day.
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No way would I take 4GiB of anything over 8GiB of 1600.
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Originally Posted by burwij View Post
Speed makes very little difference when it comes to Sandy Bridge and gaming:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4503/s...he-best-ddr3/6

I'd stick with the 8GB set you've got now and call it a day.
This.

Replacing your 8gb 1600 with 4gb 2133 would be pointless.
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