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So I'm Upgrading my sig rig and next up is RAM. I Currently have the Gskill sniper @1333Mhz which is inadequate for my standards on this new Gaming Upgrade. Parts list

Cpu: i5 2500K- Perfect for My gaming needs. (On its way)
Mobo: ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z (Buying Thursday when I get paycheck)
Vid card: xfired Xfx 6870 Black edition(Already got em)
Ram: ???


I'm not sure how much Ram I need. Gotta be Corsair though. Is 16Gb too much? Is more MHZ better? I'm not a RAM Know it all. So I want some pro help picking out new set of Ram. Really loving the Corsair Dominator look.
post #2 of 7
I want to know why it HAS TO BE Corsair?

You can get any kit that operates at 1.5v. More MHz and lower timings is better. For your needs (which seems to be gaming) a 1600MHz kit with ~8-8-8-24 timings is excellent. 8GB should be more than enough.

THESE would be great.

And THESE are a 1.35v kit, so you could probably overclock them to 1866MHz if you up the voltage to 1.5v.

Edit: These are the Corsair equivalent:

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

AND

1.35v kit: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233199
Edited by hirolla888 - 12/27/11 at 10:58pm
post #3 of 7
Corsair Dominators are a rip off for the most part and i would go for a nice set or Rip Jaws or Mushkin. For gaming there is no need to go above 8gb because that is double what you need for 99% of games (the only game I can think of that MAY use 4gb is BF3). So see what you can find with the following requirements:

Requirements:
- 1.5v or lower
- 2X4gb set
- CAS 7 1600mhz (Sweet spot really)
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Originally Posted by hirolla888 View Post

I want to know why it HAS TO BE Corsair?
You can get any kit that operates at 1.5v. More MHz and lower timings is better. For your needs (which seems to be gaming) a 1600MHz kit with ~8-8-8-24 timings is excellent. 8GB should be more than enough.
THESE would be great.
And THESE are a 1.35v kit, so you could probably overclock them to 1866MHz if you up the voltage to 1.5v.
Edit: These are the Corsair equivalent:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233186
AND
1.35v kit: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233199

Corsair Fanboy. I also like their design style. Why the Low profile kits? What is wrong with the 6.5 volt Dominator kits?
post #5 of 7
if you have to get get corsair get the vengence,
but i personally would say any Decent, repratable RAM would be pretty much similar unless you want to overclock your RAM then some do well while others are just useless.
All you really need is a 8 GB - 12GB, 16GB if you want and probably not a bad idea as DDR3 is cheap as atm.

My personal brand and model are G.Skill RipjawsX 1600 CL8 or CL 7, not much between the two and very reliable. they will do fine for any gamming you do and nicly priced thumb.gif
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post #6 of 7
If you are asking about 1.65 volt ram Intel "strongly discourages" ram voltage exceeding 1.6 volts. When you raise the ram voltage you raise the memory contoller voltage. The memory controler is internal to the CPU. When you overclock the ram you may need to raise the voltage. raising the voltage above 1.6 volts may fry your CPU.
Whether these limits are necessary, its your money.
Ivy Bridge will be 1.35 volt, so we will probably be seeing 1.25 volt ram then.
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Originally Posted by Andstraus View Post

Corsair Fanboy. I also like their design style. Why the Low profile kits? What is wrong with the 6.5 volt Dominator kits?

You don't have to get low profile kits, but RAM doesn't get that hot, so there is no need for giant heat spreaders, also those giant heatsinks (like on the Vengence) are just there for looks, they practically do nothing for heat dissipation.

There is nothing wrong with the 1.65v Dominators, except that they aren't of much use to you. Firstly It's recommended to use 1.5v modules on SB, 1.65v will work and many people use them but they're still not recommended. Secondly, Dominators usually carry a price premium because they can handle overclocks, with SB however, RAM and CPU overclocking isn't linked (as you only have room to up the multiplier which doesn't affect RAM speeds). So why pay a premium for a set of RAM that you really won't use to its potential? Save your money and go with a kit that's rated for 1.5v or below (like the ones I linked earlier).

I would recommend you get one of the 1.35v kits and up the voltage to 1.55v, then up the frequency and tighten the timings until you reach their limit. You'd be surprised what those 1.35v kits can do.
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