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Team Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600


Im going to be Gaming, Video Converting/Encoding but mainly converting, and Going to overclock my i5-2500k when I get the money for a decent cooler. Most likely a hyper 212+, Actually, Will be.

Im not really good with how RAM works so if you could help on how there different besides the heatsinks and Mhz that would be great.

Edit** Its because im on a major budget for upgrading to an 2500k build and that why I want everything to be as cheap as possible without skimping to much on quality.

So I was just wondering if there were any major differences.
Edited by brobanmanx2 - 8/30/11 at 2:48pm
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Depends on your needs if you need that amount of memory, Its only have $20 more for the 8gb rips http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231428
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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
Depends on your needs if you need that amount of memory, Its only have $20 more for the 8gb rips http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231428
I agree ^
Although, if your adamant about keeping your price at current, then just get the 8GB tbh, the 'real world' difference between 1333, and 1600 @ the same CL times is unnoticable in anything other than benchmarks.
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Now is the time to buy RAM, don't cheap out now and then pay more later.
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higher bandwidth memory is better with sandy bridge..gives you more throughput,quicker loading times,etc.::sigh:: i guess low-latency is a thing of the past.You said you'd be converting.I vote for highest bandwidth affordable.i know it doesn't say it in my sig,but i'm using team ddr3 2000 9-11-9-27
 
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I would recommend the GSkill Ripjaws DDR12800 (1600MHz) RAM kit. The RAM speed and latencies really doesn't matter much in a Sandy Bridge system unless you aim to use it for benchmarking. There is minimal to none real world performance difference between the two RAM kits. However, the reason I suggested the Ripjaws is just for better scaling between the CPU and RAM.
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Thanks, I guess ill go for the Ripjaws then.
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