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whatever you get, make sure it fits the color scheme wink.gif
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Thank you everyone, I appreciate it.
post #13 of 17
Hi all,
I'm interested in this one.

Has anyone actually tested the assumption that expensive memory is better?
I ask because HiFi is riddled with snake oil talk, they pay hundreds of pounds for a bit of wire smile.gif

Can you quote any test?

Most expensive memory seems to have bits of metal stuck to them to give the appearance of a cooling device.
So is cooling the only advantage?
If so why not just have cheap memory and a darn good fan located near the chips?

By the way I have Corsair Dominator complete with three mini fans but I have never had any standard memory to compare it with; so I may have been spoofed as well.
post #14 of 17
If the CPU isn't being overclocked just get the cheapest most generic 1333mhz RAM you can find.
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post #15 of 17
if it's not for you..and not max OCing..ddr3 1600 LV (1.5)
and yes..better RAM is better
To me it's worth it
 
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post #16 of 17
higher MHz ram is good for bench marking but if he is going to be gaming I would prefer tighter timings
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post #17 of 17
If he's not benchmarking ram 24/7, or attempting sky high overclocks, just about any 1600Mhz, 1.5v ram wil be just fine for a gaming rig.

Sure, the faster ram might give you an extra FPS or two depending on the game, but throwing the extra at a better video card will give a much more beneficial performance boost for gaming.
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