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Poll Results: Which memory for Z77 and 3570k? (Please read post)

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 83% of voters (5)
    Samsung 30nm (16GB) - $100 AUD
  • 0% of voters (0)
    Ripjaws 1866 (8GB) - $85 AUD
  • 16% of voters (1)
    Ripjaws 1600 (8GB) - $65 AUD
6 Total Votes  
post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
So i've half finished my 3570k build, I just would like some advice on RAM.

To start with i'm sitting on 4GB (friends spare) - Which just doesn't cut it. So far i have two options..

  • Getting 8/16GB of Samsung 30nm imported from a friend in the US $50 for 8GB and $100 for 16GB, Which if I was doing so I'd just grab 16GB. Incase i ever needed more ram.
  • Grabbing 8GB of Ripjaws from the local PC shop, i'd get 1866Mhz CL9 for $85 AUD
  • Grabbing a similar kit of Ripjaws at 1600MHz for $65 AUD and probably another in a week or two.


I'm liking the idea of importing the Samsungs.. It's cheaper but I have to wait and it will overclock well, the problem being that if a single stick isn't working i'd have to send it back to my friend for him to RMA...

What do you guys think?

I do like the look of the red ripjaws, it fits my case theme well.. But i'm scared of my cooler height coming into play, I don't know if I'm going to go with a XSPC Rasa or a NH-D14 or stick with the Hyper 212+.. - I do know that the Hyper blocks out one slot at the moment.. Maybe if i rotated it?

The thing with the Samsungs is that they'll fit in any system!

EDIT: I can get an 8GB kit of Samsung 30nm off eBay AU.. But for a total of 16GB it's $160 AUD!!! Which isn't really an option for me
 
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post #2 of 7
First off, you don't actually need faster than 1600MHz Cas9 for Intel platforms. It either increases the performance by such a small amount that you could only appreciate it if you had "happy time" with benchmarks, or it wouldn't increase the performance at all.

Also, do you need 16GB? If you do, it would put less strain on the memory controller to get two 8GB sticks instead of using four 4GB sticks.

However, after saying all of that the Samsung RAM is the best deal and if you really want to try to overclock some RAM (and on an Ivy Bridge Z77 motherboard! wheee.gif) then we have ourselves a winner.

Samsung gets my vote. thumb.gif
Good luck with you build! biggrin.gif
 
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post #3 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Samurai Batgirl View Post

First off, you don't actually need faster than 1600MHz Cas9 for Intel platforms. It either increases the performance by such a small amount that you could only appreciate it if you had "happy time" with benchmarks, or it wouldn't increase the performance at all.
Also, do you need 16GB? If you do, it would put less strain on the memory controller to get two 8GB sticks instead of using four 4GB sticks.
However, after saying all of that the Samsung RAM is the best deal and if you really want to try to overclock some RAM (and on an Ivy Bridge Z77 motherboard! wheee.gif) then we have ourselves a winner.
Samsung gets my vote. thumb.gif
Good luck with you build! biggrin.gif

+1

I think you don't need 16gb. But samsung gets my vote too.
post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Samurai Batgirl View Post

First off, you don't actually need faster than 1600MHz Cas9 for Intel platforms. It either increases the performance by such a small amount that you could only appreciate it if you had "happy time" with benchmarks, or it wouldn't increase the performance at all.
Also, do you need 16GB? If you do, it would put less strain on the memory controller to get two 8GB sticks instead of using four 4GB sticks.
However, after saying all of that the Samsung RAM is the best deal and if you really want to try to overclock some RAM (and on an Ivy Bridge Z77 motherboard! wheee.gif) then we have ourselves a winner.
Samsung gets my vote. thumb.gif
Good luck with you build! biggrin.gif

Quote:
Originally Posted by reborn624 View Post

+1
I think you don't need 16gb. But samsung gets my vote too.

The thing is i hope to never have to worry about importing it again, that and 16GB will be future proofed.. I love BF3 and 4GB really limits it. I might as well get 16GB now rather then have to worry about maybe not being able to get 8GB more later. I'd rather have all the ram matching.. tongue.gif

The price is also attractive.. It's $15 more then 8GB of 1866. I have the cash for 16GB and i don't see how it's a bad thing apart from spending $50 more.
It's not like the memory controller will burn out or anything? redface.gif

Thankyou for your input btw guys! +rep thumb.gif
 
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post #5 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Matt-Matt View Post

The thing is i hope to never have to worry about importing it again, that and 16GB will be future proofed.. I love BF3 and 4GB really limits it. I might as well get 16GB now rather then have to worry about maybe not being able to get 8GB more later. I'd rather have all the ram matching.. tongue.gif
The price is also attractive.. It's $15 more then 8GB of 1866. I have the cash for 16GB and i don't see how it's a bad thing apart from spending $50 more.
It's not like the memory controller will burn out or anything? redface.gif
Thankyou for your input btw guys! +rep thumb.gif

The memory controller will not burn out tongue.gif (your motherboard support up to 32gb)

With samsung ram you can push more than 2000mhz easly with nice timings.


thumb.gif
post #6 of 7
Sammy's FTW in this contest
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post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by reborn624 View Post

The memory controller will not burn out tongue.gif (your motherboard support up to 32gb)
With samsung ram you can push more than 2000mhz easly with nice timings.
thumb.gif

That's what i thought, i just thought it could degrade perfomance! tongue.gif

Quote:
Originally Posted by Witchdoctor View Post

Sammy's FTW in this contest

Lol, Sammies! thumb.gif
 
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Samsung 840 Evo Seagate Barracuda 2TB Western Digital Green 2TB Samsung Spinpoint 1TB 
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