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Hey All,

What you you choose and why?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231468&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

$80 US

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220733&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

$ 67 US after $20 rebate.

And can we leave out any suggestions for the Samsung "wonder" Ram" I am changing my memory for asthetic reasons and I dont want that un-heatsinked business.
Edited by Marioshi - 10/16/12 at 4:40pm
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Hey All,
What you you choose and why?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231468&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
$80 US
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220733&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
$ 67 US after $20 rebate.
And can we leave out any suggestions for the Samsung "wonder" Ram" I am changing my memory for asthetic reasons and I dont want that un-heatsinked business.

I actually have the top ones and they do 10-11-10-27-1T @ 2200 on a crappy pro 3 board. I'm sure i could get them tigher with a better board.
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I am liking the 2x8GB kit. The reason why is due to the amount of ram per stick, 8GB dims will usually carry a speed of 1600mhz with 10-10-10 timings. This kit seems to be running at 1866mhz with only one timing set a little bit higher. That is ver good when you compare it to 4gb dims that are running at abysmal timings.

Not to mention you always get the added benefit of having the ability to upgrade to 32GB. You probably will never need to, but the option is there.

So in short, I would get the 2x8GB kit, push the dram voltage up to 1.65, and try to run the memory at 2000mhz at 10-10-10-30 and have yourself a nice day thumb.gif
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I dunno but I would go for the top one (gskill), newegg now has it for $49.99+ $10 off with promo code. I prefer the 2133 and if the cpu cant handle it, the timings on 1866 might be nice.

edit:

Just noticed the link for the gskil was for 8GB, not the 4x4GB you had in the title, eh either way 8GB is more than enough unless you need more for some sort of creation/editing stuff which I know nothing about haha
Edited by 66racer - 10/16/12 at 5:10pm
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If I can push the timings down a little they are the clear winners. My initial thought was that 2x8GB would be better but I will never need 32gb, and if I do, I can always replace all of them smile.gif


I am upgrading my system to a better Z77 and an unlocked 3570 and the new board is Red and Black so I want to change up my color scheme and I figured I would grab faster ram since prices are soooo low. Thanks for the feedback, I think I will go with the Gskills for only 13 bucks more (no rebate which is nice).

I grabbed a red visiontek 7970 with black PCB to replace my gigabyte 7950 with its Aqua PCB. Does anyone know why that color is so prevelant with videocard PCBs?
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I prefer the Ripjaws Z 2133 9-11-10-28 kit, as it is extremelyfflexible. 2400 @ 10-11-10-30 on X79 with no voltage increase, and also 9-10-9-27 is possible at 2133 and occasionally I see 8-10-9-27 @ 1.675v. Or you can drop the speed and get the timings extremely tight, with CAS 6 being likely @ 1600 for many. They are simply just awesome sticks of ram.
   
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I ended up getting the 2133. Received them today. They are even better looking than the blue ripjaws that are replacing them. I think having all 4 ram slots will look good too. Got my H100 ready for the rebuild so I wont have the issue of my 212+ blocking the closest ram slot.

I just realized I replaced almost everything from my original build 4 months ago lol. PSU, Case, GPU, CPU, MOBO, CPU cooler. Guess I ought to research better next time tongue.gif

The only thing that is staying the same are the drives, hell even the fans are different!
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