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Should I get 2x4 Kingston Hyper X 1600MHz or keep with 2x4 Corsair Value Select 1333MHz for my gaming rig? Both are CL9, but I do plan on overclocking the 2500K.
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If you already own the 8gigs of 1333 i wouldnt buy anymore.
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why limit yourself to 1600mhz? sandy bridge will run up to 2133 stable..btw..just by switching from 1600 to 2000mhz..gave me 10 more gflops in ibbt..just be sure to get "LV" RAM
 
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Originally Posted by 40.oz to freedom View Post
If you already own the 8gigs of 1333 i wouldnt buy anymore.
Yeah I agree, but I don't have them. Just wanted to know which are better so I know what to order.
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Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post
why limit yourself to 1600mhz? sandy bridge will run up to 2133 stable..btw..just by switching from 1600 to 2000mhz..gave me 10 more gflops in ibbt..just be sure to get "LV" RAM
I'm already a bit over budget with the 1600MHz. What's LV?
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post #6 of 6
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So if I'm willing to spend as little as possible, and I don't bench at all (just want to OC to 4.5GHz) then 1333MHz is enough? Or 1600MHz is still recommended?
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Core i5 2500K @ 4.4GHz GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 Sparkle GTX 570 1280MB OC Corsair 2x4GB 1333MHz 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 1TB Spinpoint F3 LG GH22NS70 Windows 7 x64 Dell 2209WA 
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