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G.Skill 2133Mhz vs. Corsair 1600Mhz?

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I'm planning a new build which will be my first real build so I want it to last. I'll be buying an ASUS Maximus IV Extreme Z, i7-2600k, msi GTX 580, Corsair H100, Crucial M4 etc. So, it looks alright at the moment. The only thing I'm having trouble with is the memory. I've never overclocked before and am definitely planning to see how high I can get with this build. RAM timings are apparently important in overclocking but am unsure which memory to actually get. G.Skill is a good brand I know but Corsair apparently makes better but more expensive memory. The RAM I have in mind are:

G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-17000CL11D-8GBXL

or

Corsair Dominator CMP8GX3M2A1600C9

Both are 8GB but the G.Skill has a higher frequency of 2133Mhz while the Corsair only has 1600Mhz. I'd also like to know whether the higher frequency will cause a noticeable difference in my computer.

I'm buying most of my parts at PCCG as I live in Australia. I know the products are frustratingly limited but that's just how it is over here. If you can find better Corsair memory on that particular site, that would also be great.

Thanks in advance,
Jaidyn
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post #2 of 27
Unless you're folding then no you won't see a difference. Get whatever is cheaper.

Edit: those corsair RAM sticks won't overclock much with those 1.65v. That's the max for SB.
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post #3 of 27
I would definitely get the g.skill. Faster, cheaper, and great support.

Edit: You should get these http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=186_912&products_id=16934

Iam ordering a set and they overclock great! Oh and they are way cheaper and faster(timings) than the corsair wink.gif
Edited by Sean Webster - 9/25/11 at 7:11pm
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post #4 of 27
timings are not as much important on SB as frequency is ,hyper's don't play nice on SB if you plan to OC ,what is your budget and what you plan on doing with this RAM (gaming 1600 is fine),(benching ..you need tight timings/higher frequency=not much out there right now )
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/memory/display/sandy-bridge-ddr3_4.html#sect1
Edited by coolhandluke41 - 9/25/11 at 9:36pm
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The GSkill will provide better performance for your system. It is rated at 1.5V at 2133Mhz which is within the maximum rated voltage of The Sandy Bridge System of 1.65v. The corsair ram is rated at the maximum voltage of 1.65 at the stock speed of 1600Mhz. Memory speed does make a difference in performance in many applications.

Since you are going for the 2600k to begin with, performance is a concern!

Hypers do not play nice with SB but the ram that you have listed (Ripjaw x) does. I have them running in two Sandy systems now after many swap outs! This ram will run at 9-11-9 at 1.6 volts at 2133 on every system that I have built!
Edited by Electroneng - 9/25/11 at 7:07pm
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post #6 of 27
GSkil is cheaper.... And has the higher freq, I would go with that.

But i don't know much about memory...
post #7 of 27
I'd get the cheaper ones. They are both from reputable brands.
    
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post #8 of 27
G.Skill for sure - higher frequency and better quality. I'm currently using the Corsair Dominators (DDR2, mind you) and I'm not at all happy. Will be going for the 16GB kit of those G.Skills on my next upgrade.
post #9 of 27
I'd personally go for the Corsair.
Latency is somewhat proportional to clock speed.
post #10 of 27
i just got the 1866 cl9 gskill 16gb. highe freq than the 1600s, tighter timings then the 2133 and 50 cheaper too!

edit: as requested: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231456 supposedly its the same ram as the 2133. people on the gskill forum have oced this to 2133 @ 1.575 with a cl10
Edited by Not A Good Idea - 9/25/11 at 7:15pm
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