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What would be best ?
4GB RAM @ 2133mhz or 16GB RAM @ 1600mhz

I have 4GB 2133mhz RAM and can get 16GB RAM @ 1600mhz for cheap.
Sadly i cant find another set of the RAM i have, its EOL
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Originally Posted by Farih View Post

What would be best ?
4GB RAM @ 2133mhz or 16GB RAM @ 1600mhz
I have 4GB 2133mhz RAM and can get 16GB RAM @ 1600mhz for cheap.
Sadly i cant find another set of the RAM i have, its EOL

4GB is too little so I have to say 16GB of 1600mhz. Although 8 gb of 2133 would be ideal.
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buy the samsung 2x4 pack
i bought mine from tiger direct 16gb for $80 and they overclock amazingly or $40 for 8gb
not as good as my ecos but for $80 its damn amazing value

you can probably run 2133 10-10-10-28 on them

$80 without tax from tigerdirect

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1153186&CatId=4534
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It really depends on what you intend to use the system for. Personally I would go for 16GB simply because 4GB seems to be the bare minimum you want to run with these days. How ever if you run programs that will benefit from the extra bandwidth (most out there won't and certainly not games) then go with the 2133.
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4GB is too little so I have to say 16GB of 1600mhz. Although 8 gb of 2133 would be ideal.

Got another set here for cheap, 8GB @ 1600mhz CL8 [55,- euro]
Other 16GB set is CL9 [90,- euro]
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It really depends on what you intend to use the system for. Personally I would go for 16GB simply because 4GB seems to be the bare minimum you want to run with these days. How ever if you run programs that will benefit from the extra bandwidth (most out there won't and certainly not games) then go with the 2133.

I do basic computing and games.
with some games i start to feel 4GB isnt enough anymore
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buy the samsung 2x4 pack i bought mine from tiger direct 16gb for $80 and they overclock amazingly
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096

I cant shop at newegg, i have to shop in Holland wink.gif
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Yeah games like skyrim with big open worlds will really push a 4GB system to the limit. In my opinion you will see greater benefits from the 16GB kit.
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These are the options i have atm.

Keep the 4GB RAM @ 2133mhz

or buy 1 of these sets:

8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz CL9
16GB Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz CL9

8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz CL8
16GB Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz CL8

8GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1600mhz CL9
16GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1600mhz CL9

8GB Corsair XMS3 2000mhz CL9

Thinking of 16GB Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz CL8 or 8GB Corsair XMS3 2000mhz CL9
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I7-4790K @ 4751mhz Asus Z97 Pro Gaming  HD4890 - HD5870 - HD6950 - HD7850x2 - HD7950x2... 8800GTS - GTS450 - GTX650ti Boost - GTX670 - GT... 
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16GB 2400mhz CL9 Ripjaws Samsung 951 NVME 256GB 250GB SSD Samsung 840 Seagate 7200rpm 3TB 
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Seagate 7200rpm 3TB Watercool Heatkiller 3.0 Copper MagiCool Elegant plexi full copper 120mm rad. MagiCool Elegant plexi full copper 240mm rad 
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Lamptron FC5 V2 fan-controller AlphaCool VP655 Pump + Plexi Top EK Spin Bay resevoir 3x Scythe Gentle Typhoon's 1450rpm 
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6x Enermax Cluster White 1200rpm Windows 10 Iiyama Prolite E2773HDS 27inch - 47inch LG TV Corsair K60 - Razor BlackWidow Stealth - Logite... 
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Corsair RM1000i Corsair AIR540 Logitech G502 Corepad xxxl 
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Musical Fidelity V-Dac II Reloop Direct Drive Turntable with Ortofon Conc... 2x Adam A5X Studio Monitors BeyerDynamic DT990 Pro 250ohm 
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Audioquest Nighthawk Lehmann Audio Linear Headphone Amp Sennheiser HD650 Musical Fidelity V-PSU 
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AMD E-350 Asus E35M1-M 4GB DDR3 Kingston 1333mhz  1,5TB wester digital green 
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640GB WD Caviar blue 500GB Samsung Spinpoint Samsung Dvd-rewriter windows xp sp2 
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19inch phillips tft generic Bequiet 300Watt Fratal Design Core 
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I'd take the 8gb 1600 personally
It's a computer
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2500k 4.5ghz @1.35v Asrock Extreme 3 Gen 3 Asus GTX 470 725/1694 @1.025v EVGA GTS 450 900/1804 (PhysX) 
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8gb Gskill 1600mhz 640gb, Seagate 1tb Spinpoint F3, Kingston 60gb SSD LG Combo Thermaltake SpinQ 
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Win7 64bit Ultimate Acer X203H 1600x900 CM Storm Quickfire w/ Blues PC Power and Cooling 750watt Silencer MKII 
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Silverstone Raven RV02 Microsoft 1.1A Razer Goliathus 
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It's a computer
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
2500k 4.5ghz @1.35v Asrock Extreme 3 Gen 3 Asus GTX 470 725/1694 @1.025v EVGA GTS 450 900/1804 (PhysX) 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
8gb Gskill 1600mhz 640gb, Seagate 1tb Spinpoint F3, Kingston 60gb SSD LG Combo Thermaltake SpinQ 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win7 64bit Ultimate Acer X203H 1600x900 CM Storm Quickfire w/ Blues PC Power and Cooling 750watt Silencer MKII 
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Silverstone Raven RV02 Microsoft 1.1A Razer Goliathus 
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