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Looking to upgrade to 16gb. need some suggestions

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Hello all,

I am looking to upgrade from 8gb to 16gb of ddr3 memory tomorrow and I need some help.

I have been looking at a couple brands and I am wondering which one I should get.

Kingston 2133mhz 4x4 CL11

Corsair Vengeance 4x4 1600mhz CL9

G.SKILL 2133mhz CL9 4x4

For gaming will I notice a difference between 1600mhz and 2133mhz? the kingston memory looks like a good deal but it is CL11 and I am not that knowledgeable when it comes to memory so I have no idea if it is worth it to get CL11 memory. I feel like the corsair vengeance 1600mhz 4x4 that I linked above will be perfectly fine but if there is a 2133 set I can get for around the same price I would rather go for that

Would it be better to get 2 stick of 8 instead of 4 sticks of 4 or does it not really matter? If somebody could give me a few opinions on what I should get I would appreciate it. If there is something better at ncix I should get please link another product I don't have my heart set on any of these 3 (but I would prefer if the memory was either black, white or blue so that it matches my motherboard biggrin.gif )

Thanks
Edited by Fatality_ - 12/3/12 at 11:05pm
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between 1600 and 2133 RAM you might gain a few FPS so you can save some money and just get the corsair. better yet you could look at the Samsung RAM and get two kits of it and overclock it.
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post #4 of 5
With the 2600K in your sig you might have problems running 16Gb at DDR3-2133.
Memory doesn't matter much in games, you'll hardly see 1-2% improvement so just try getting something cheap (like those Corsairs or suggested Samsung) and better invest saved money in graphics card.
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okay thanks for all the suggestion guys/gals. I may order the samsung memory, if not I will just go with the 16gb (4x4) of corsair memory I posted in the OP.

+rep to you all biggrin.gif
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