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I want this motherboard.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130294

Six slots, triple channel.

Originally I was just going to settle with a triple channel kit of DDR3 1600 G.Skill Snipers, 3x4GB. If I doubled it, I'd get 24GB total for $380.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231465

Then I thought about taking the RAM speed capabilities to the maximum. 2133. So I looked into 2133 RAM, but there weren't any triple channel kits. So I took a Dual channel kit and set the quantity to three. That makes 6 cards, 24GB, and..... $255? Seriously?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231476

Now I need to ask this question. If a motherboard says "triple channel", does the RAM set HAVE to come in triples? Or is what I did with the 2133 cards acceptable? Because if I can get better speeds with the same amount of GB for $125 cheaper, I'd do it in a heartbeat.

Also, these high-speed RAM cards tend to come with fans. Is it recommended? These are going into a Storm Scout, there will be regular airflow all the time, will that be enough?
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Based on my understanding, the dual/triple business happens on the mobo, not on the RAM. A stick of DDR3 is a stick of DDR3, no matter how it is packaged.

As far as the fans go, it might be useful on 2133 ram, but if you have a lot of airflow across the sticks, then the fans shouldn't be necessary.
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thank you.
post #4 of 6
What cpu do you plan on using with this? Keep in mind, running 2133 on x58 with all dimms occupied is no easy task.
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LGA-1155 has two memory channels, and that board has four DIMM slots, so why speak of triple-channel?

Regardless, there is nothing intrinsically different about a memory "kit" than individual DIMMs. Kits are just packaged together. Assuming the capabilities of the individual DIMMs are similar, you can run any combination of them without issue.

I personally run a single stick plus a triple kit on my LGA-1155 setup, three "dual-channel" kits on one of my secondary LGA-1366 system, and on another LGA-1366 system I run four individual sticks.
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