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Hello,
It feels like I've been posting everywhere recently in relation to my new build. I'm looking to have 16GB of RAM, however with the ability to upgrade to 32GB later. Because of this I want a 2x8GB kit. Currently I am looking at http://www.scan.co.uk/products/16gb-(2x8gb)-corsair-ddr3-vengeance-low-profile-jet-black-pc3-12800-(1600)-non-ecc-cas-10-10-10-27-x however it is cas 10, are there any better kits available in the UK at a similar cost?
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Those are fine. CAS latency isn't that big of a difference. It's tiny. CAS 6 would be a tiny bit faster than CAS 9 or 10. So the difference between 9 and 10 is near nil.

My question is: Why on earth do you need 32GB of RAM?
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Those are fine. CAS latency isn't that big of a difference. It's tiny. CAS 6 would be a tiny bit faster than CAS 9 or 10. So the difference between 9 and 10 is near nil.
My question is: Why on earth do you need 32GB of RAM?

All of this.

32 gb is a lot of ram for a personal/gaming rig.
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I don't need it immediately, however I do use VMs a fair amount as I do some software development. Running a Linux build environment (so 8GB RAM wouldn't go to waste) in a VM and also Windows 7 (Windows 8 host) is not uncommon.
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