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I'm building a gaming computer for someone and have a question about memory. I've read that gaming computers only need 4gb right now, but I'm wondering what the best performing kits are right now, like triple channel 6gb or double chanel 4gb our what? What's your thoughts please?
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my thoughts are G.skill ripjawX 2 x 4GB dimms.. gives you abit more RAM to play with plus some games are performing better on 6GB, so IMO

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231445

or 3 x 2GB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231304

Great ram, pity the 2 x 4GB are out of stock. so go through the list and see what you like.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=gskill+ripjaws+ddr3&x=21&y=10

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What type of build are you doing? You will only need a triple channel kit with an X58 setup. I personally would go with an 1155 setup and dual channel 2x4Gb kit of DDR3 1600 Cas9. Right noww they are going for $30 - $40.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233186


If you are going for absolute performance, try to get a kit with tighter timings:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226201

I think for a friend's build, the Cas9 kit would be fine.
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Originally Posted by stubass View Post

my thoughts are G.skill ripjawX 2 x 4GB dimms.. gives you abit more RAM to play with plus some games are performing better on 6GB, so IMO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231445
or 3 x 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231304
Great ram, pity they are out of stock. so go through the list and see what you like.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=gskill+ripjaws+ddr3&x=21&y=10
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yeah that G.Skill kit of Cas8 is great. I bought 3 sets of 2x4gb and split with a friend so we both could run 3x4Gb DDR3 1600 Cas8, and it ran flawlessly. I still have my 12Gb kit in a drawer.
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I'm going 1155 z68, would there be any benefit to going 4x2? Or would that just be more than enough ram at slower speeds?
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I'm going 1155 z68, would there be any benefit to going 4x2? Or would that just be more than enough ram at slower speeds?

Sorry, saw your title and realized you listed your build. You will not be going tri-channel as the z68 does not run tri-channel. Always run as few modules as possible. it is easier on the memory controller on the CPU, and it allows for slightly better timings (better performance). Just go with a 2x4Gb kit.
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Originally Posted by ericeod View Post

Sorry, saw your title and realized you listed your build. You will not be going tri-channel as the z68 does not run tri-channel. Always run as few modules as possible. it is easier on the memory controller on the CPU, and it allows for slightly better timings (better performance). Just go with a 2x4Gb kit.

agrreed, go with a 2 x 4GB RipjawsX Cas8, im sure other places have them other than newegg. i have 2 kits and love em thumb.gif
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