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Yes I'm aware of the Samsung stuff, but this RAM will match my color scheme and I like knowing that it's guaranteed to ran at CAS 9 @ 2133MHz with 1.5 volts.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233230

After the 15% coupon, it comes to $204 shipped. Has Newegg ever done a 20% off sale on memory?
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If you are worried about spending 5% or 10 bucks to decide on getting that RAM, then you shouldn't get it. Go for 16GB of G. Skill @ 1.65v for half the price.
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If you're already planning to buy way overpriced RAM, I'd think that a difference of ~$10 would be the least of your worries...
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If you're already planning to buy way overpriced RAM, I'd think that a difference of ~$10 would be the least of your worries...

If you can point to memory that would equal or come close to matching the performance of this one (and NOT go over 1.5V) and is cheaper, I'd greatly appreciate it.
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Originally Posted by 996gt2 View Post

If you're already planning to buy way overpriced RAM, I'd think that a difference of ~$10 would be the least of your worries...

If you can point to memory that would equal or come close to matching the performance of this one (and NOT go over 1.5V) and is cheaper, I'd greatly appreciate it.

The Samsung kit is essentially guaranteed to do DDR3-2133 at 1.5V; have a look at Newegg reviews if you want proof. Multiple reviews on OCN and other sites have backed this up. The only difference is that you may have to loosen the timings a bit on the Samsung kit (maybe CAS 10).

Right now, 16GB of the Samsung 30nm RAM is less than half the price of this Corsair kit. It's up to you to decide whether the fancy heatsinks are worth the extra $100 or so (and potential headaches with heatsink compatibility). At the end of the day, the difference between CAS 9 and CAS 10/11 at DDR3-2133 is essentially negligible. Even in benchmarks, you'd be hard-pressed to see a 1-2% difference in going from CAS 10 to CAS 9.

Have a look at these memory scaling charts:
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Samsung/MV-3V4G3/7.html
Edited by 996gt2 - 4/14/12 at 12:25am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Warrior1986 View Post

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Originally Posted by 996gt2 View Post

If you're already planning to buy way overpriced RAM, I'd think that a difference of ~$10 would be the least of your worries...

If you can point to memory that would equal or come close to matching the performance of this one (and NOT go over 1.5V) and is cheaper, I'd greatly appreciate it.

The Samsung kit is essentially guaranteed to do DDR3-2133 at 1.5V; have a look at Newegg reviews if you want proof. Multiple reviews on OCN and other sites have backed this up. The only difference is that you may have to loosen the timings a bit on the Samsung kit (maybe CAS 10).

Right now, 16GB of the Samsung 30nm RAM is less than half the price of this Corsair kit. It's up to you to decide whether the fancy heatsinks are worth the extra $100 or so (and potential headaches with heatsink compatibility). At the end of the day, the difference between CAS 9 and CAS 10/11 at DDR3-2133 is essentially negligible. Even in benchmarks, you'd be hard-pressed to see a 1-2% difference in going from CAS 10 to CAS 9.

Have a look at these memory scaling charts:
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Samsung/MV-3V4G3/7.html

Saw this in one of the comments - "Sandy Bridge CPU's (this excludes the SB-E variants) cannot handle RAM any higher than 2133MHz. This RAM is known to reach 2400MHz+ on SB-E platforms. The RAM is truly AMAZING for the price. Plus, it's low profile. You can't go wrong when purchasing this stuff."

I'm going with a 2011 and 3930k setup, so if that comment is true (that I can hit DDR3-2400) I will definitely go with the Samsung 30nm because I will be doing a RAMcache or maybe a RAMdisk. Which means the higher MHz on the RAM the better, as faster RAM will give me more bandwidth for the RAMcache or disk.
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Originally Posted by 996gt2 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Warrior1986 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by 996gt2 View Post

If you're already planning to buy way overpriced RAM, I'd think that a difference of ~$10 would be the least of your worries...

If you can point to memory that would equal or come close to matching the performance of this one (and NOT go over 1.5V) and is cheaper, I'd greatly appreciate it.

The Samsung kit is essentially guaranteed to do DDR3-2133 at 1.5V; have a look at Newegg reviews if you want proof. Multiple reviews on OCN and other sites have backed this up. The only difference is that you may have to loosen the timings a bit on the Samsung kit (maybe CAS 10).

Right now, 16GB of the Samsung 30nm RAM is less than half the price of this Corsair kit. It's up to you to decide whether the fancy heatsinks are worth the extra $100 or so (and potential headaches with heatsink compatibility). At the end of the day, the difference between CAS 9 and CAS 10/11 at DDR3-2133 is essentially negligible. Even in benchmarks, you'd be hard-pressed to see a 1-2% difference in going from CAS 10 to CAS 9.

Have a look at these memory scaling charts:
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Samsung/MV-3V4G3/7.html

Saw this in one of the comments - "Sandy Bridge CPU's (this excludes the SB-E variants) cannot handle RAM any higher than 2133MHz. This RAM is known to reach 2400MHz+ on SB-E platforms. The RAM is truly AMAZING for the price. Plus, it's low profile. You can't go wrong when purchasing this stuff."

I'm going with a 2011 and 3930k setup, so if that comment is true (that I can hit DDR3-2400) I will definitely go with the Samsung 30nm because I will be doing a RAMcache or maybe a RAMdisk. Which means the higher MHz on the RAM the better, as faster RAM will give me more bandwidth for the RAMcache or disk.

I think the CPU clock with have a lot to do with the RAM disk also.

Can 16GB of Samsung be had in a set?
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