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Going to be primarily a gaming system and i was wondering if i should spend more and get speeds higher than 1600? (like 1866 or 2133) or if i should just save the money. It will be for a 4770k
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post #2 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blindsay View Post

Going to be primarily a gaming system and i was wondering if i should spend more and get speeds higher than 1600? (like 1866 or 2133) or if i should just save the money. It will be for a 4770k

Save your money, 1600 is fine for gaming, heck, 1333 would work fine too. The only reason to get faster memory would be if you had an AMD APU whos speeds rely on fast RAM. That said, if you can get 1866 for a 1600 price go for it, otherwise don't bother.
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yes that is true, as said by Deadboy90. you do not require more than 1600mhz memory to run a haswell system efficiently. anything more than 1600mhz is a plus though.
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Right now G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 1866 cas 8 and promo.

Thanks but the blue would clash with my color scheme biggrin.gif
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Cas 8 1866 4 Gb modules would be lovely, but they always have ugly coolers on them.
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