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hey everyone!

this is for my sig rig.

Currently using kingston valuram, 3x2GB rated at 1333. With ram as cheap as it is I was wondering if I should upgrade to another kit and whether it would be worth the $$? No real budget, I'm willing to spend ~$100 and will be buying from NCIX canada.. my main concern is whether I'll see any performance gains.

Further info: i'm using a noctua D14 on a Gigabyte X58A-UD3R, so ram height is a factor!

Thanks for any advice biggrin.gif:thumb:
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If your gaming then 6 gigs will do you fine, a lot of other applications will see an increase with more ram though.

If you do upgrade I would suggest some Corsair Vengeance.
Scratch that, unless you went with 2 sticks and a different fan configuration on tthe D14 you couldn't use them.
Edited by Goharder - 12/29/11 at 11:24am
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If your gaming then 6 gigs will do you fine, a lot of other applications will see an increase with more ram though.
If you do upgrade I would suggest some Corsair Vengeance.
Scratch that, unless you went with 2 sticks and a different fan configuration on tthe D14 you couldn't use them.

Bump, thanks for your input goharder. Anyone else have a suggestion? I'll make the decision in a week smile.gif
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dont bother the upgrade isnt worth it on our x58 platform imo.

on a side note- id like to hear about your antec 900 "ghetto airflow mod"
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upgrade most deffinitly not worth it. Max u would see is a 1-2fps increase with higher end memory if ur lucky. and 6 gigs is plenty for gaming
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Thanks all, I guess I'll just save the money and won't bother with the upgrade.. I'm itching to get something new for my rig though redface.gif

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dont bother the upgrade isnt worth it on our x58 platform imo.
on a side note- id like to hear about your antec 900 "ghetto airflow mod"

It's nothing really, I took a hammer and screwdriver to the case and chiseled some new holes so I could do some better cable management (since I don't own a dremel).

Everyone repped!
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I'm itching to get something new for my rig though
put that money towards a new ivy bridge platform when it comes around.
post #8 of 8
I guess I'll just save the money and won't bother with the upgrade.. g.gif
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