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looking to go with 3 sticks of ram because i hear that the x58 boards run best with a 3 stick setup is this true?

I am going to get a ASRock Z68 Extreme7 or an ASUS p67x68 pro with an SB i7 2600k. was wondering which ram you guys think is better?

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231358

or

CORSAIR Vengeance 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233146

I know lower timing is important but what should i aim for when picking ram, lower timing or higher clock rate? or voltage?

also can someone tell me why this is so much more expensive?
SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231406

sorry for asking so many questions, i havent built a computer in years and just want to make sure im buying the best, and i know you guys have the best advice. Let me know waht you think, or if i should go with a different ram not on here (possibly less sticks or different timing) let me know!

thanks
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The first two are going to be the exact same only difference being manufacturer, the third is more expensive because it's cas 8 so less timing = better memory. Also no on sandy bridge you do not want 3 sticks, Sandy Bridge is dual channel which means multiples of two, the first generation i processors were tri channel
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according to this review: http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/mem...sandy-bridge/6

ram speed and latency doesnt make a noticable difference in real world and gaming performance.

anyway, like scrappy said, you dont want 3 sticks on a SB platform = not x58. id just get the gskills though cuz the corsair heat spreader looks lame imo.

get this instead if you want a 16gig kit: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231429 comes with a freebie too

edit:
if you want just 8gigs tho, this kit is good: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820226191
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looking to go with 3 sticks of ram because i hear that the x58 boards run best with a 3 stick setup is this true?

I am going to get a ASRock Z68 Extreme7 or an ASUS p67x68 pro with an SB i7 2600k. was wondering which ram you guys think is better?
Not quite sure what your getting to?
X58 boards run triple channel
P67 & Z68 boards run dual channel

So if it's an X58 board, I'd suggest a 6Gb kit
If it's a P67 or Z68, then I'd suggest a 8Gb kit
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Not quite sure what your getting to?
X58 boards run triple channel
P67 & Z68 boards run dual channel

So if it's an X58 board, I'd suggest a 6Gb kit
If it's a P67 or Z68, then I'd suggest a 8Gb kit

6GB is not enough, especially when running with no paging files like i do.... bf3 crashing due to out of memory errors from win7....

moving to 3x4GB
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