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I think for memory 4x2 is a little bit faster, but 2x4 is the better option because of what beers stated "upgradable"
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2x4GB, less stress on memory controller
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I know it puts less strain on the controller, but is it actually slower like selvanthos said?

No. use a 2x4 kit, you will love it!
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There's next to no reason to go with a 4x 2GB setup if you're going from scratch if a 2x 4GB setup can be had at or around the same price

Actually 2x4 would be cheaper.

corsair vengeance 2x2 - $33 (2x2x2 - $66)
corsair vengeance 2x4 - $55
corsair vengeance 4x2 - $69


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Anyways, I guess we'll go with 2x4 just like we initally thought.
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Actually 2x4 would be cheaper.
Well that was my point. Unless the 2 x4GB setup was substantially more expensive (which it's not; it's actually cheaper as you said), then go with a 2x 4GB setup from the start.

I have a 4x 2GB setup, but 4GB DDR2 RAM modules were nonexistent or very expensive when I bought this RAM, plus the board's support tops out at 8GB anyway. Four module setups are fine, but always opt for less if you can if you're going in from scratch as you are. That leaves you room for the future.
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Well that was my point. Unless the 2 x4GB setup was substantially more expensive (which it's not; it's actually cheaper as you said), then go with a 2x 4GB setup from the start.
I have a 4x 2GB setup, but 4GB DDR2 RAM modules were nonexistent or very expensive when I bought this RAM, plus the board's support tops out at 8GB anyway. Four module setups are fine, but always opt for less if you can if you're going in from scratch as you are. That leaves you room for the future.

You left out that using all 4 dimm's puts more stress on the internal memory controller and can limit Overclocking.
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I left it out because I thought it was a rather moot point with these newer CPUs? I didn't know.
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