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I'm looking into getting some new RAM to match the aesthetics of my build. I'm still using LGA1366 on my 980X so triple-channel is certainly more "speedy" than dual-channel.

I was looking at 16GB of the new 2666MHz Dominator Platinum for ~$400. I could use 3 of the 4 memory modules to get triple-channel and either purchase another kit (and sell the remainder) to get to 24GB of triple-channel or just stick with the one for 12GB.

My ultimate plan would be to underclock it to about 2200MHz and get the best timings possible.

Does this make sense? Does anyone have any thoughts as to what you would do or would you just keep my current Dominator GT (2000MHz version)?
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i would stick with what you have ,the new Platinum Series sure looks nice but i don't think it's worth it in your case
EDIT;P.S. if you decide to get rid of extra sticks or your old Dominators please PM me
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Originally Posted by coolhandluke41 View Post

i would stick with what you have ,the new Platinum Series sure looks nice but i don't think it's worth it in your case

Is it possible to remove the light bar on the top? I think that's the most stupid thing I have ever seen if that's the only purpose it has. It doesn't appear to be related to the heat sink. I see screws to remove it but is it possible?

I think the only reason I'm concerned is because I have some extra cash and I'd like something that matches better while also performing better. I'll say that while I have been happy with my Dominator GT, I haven't been fully impressed by their performance.
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since i don't have a set i couldn't tell you ,but i'm sure you can remove it ,more info here
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?281625-New-Corsair-Dominator-Platinums
see my last post i edited
    
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I don't think it'd be worth it since you'd be paying purely for looks. I know you won't be able to run them any where near spec with the gulftown and even 2200 seems pretty difficult for daily operation. If you really wanted the look of the platinums, I'd go for one of the lower binned kits for a fraction of the price. You could even get 3 pairs of the 2133 kit for under $400.
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I have just purchased the dominator GT's for my new Ivy build coming up in the next few weeks, I think they look great and i've been impressed with the quality of their products in the past.
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While I have used Corsair memory frequently since my first build which had 2x 512MB sticks of XMS3200RE (XMS DDR400 ECC/REG TWIN-X), the past couple years have shown a huge decline in quality for Corsair memory in my opinion. The Vengeance sticks are nothing more than dressed-up lowest-binned RAM, barely a step up from the Econo-RAM, and the XMS name is severely tarnished. The Dominator series is the only decent memory they have left for "enthusiast" applications, but it is really no better than many sticks that are 1/3-1/4 the price. The absolute only reason I can see to spend that much is if you are obsessed with having 1.5v RAM but even then there are far better options for the money.
If you want low voltage and possibly super-fast, get Samsung 1.35v 30nm sticks.
If you want guaranteed speeds, great timings, and reliability then look at Mushkin, Ripjaws Z, and Trident X.
   
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