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So I'm putting together a new build and I'm stuck trying to choose everything I want in the build apart from the PSU (coolermaster v700) and CPU (i5 4670k)

Here's the Ram I'm considering at the moment

Kingston Beast 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866

G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866

G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866

Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866

G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400

Kingston Beast 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400

At the moment I'm edging towards the X series for the blue theme I want going on in my case but I'm not entirely what would be best option performance wise and also if the RAM would fit under my CPU cooler so any opinions are welcome or any RAM I haven't mentioned around the £80 mark
Edited by Minusorange - 1/15/14 at 4:46pm
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Out of the options that you've listed, I would go for the 2400C11 version of RipjawsX.
However, £80 can also get you 2400C10 TridentX (link) or 2666C11 Geil (link) both of which will have comparable performance with the 2400C11 (better speed / timings will be counterbalanced by modules being single-sided).
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Out of the options that you've listed, I would go for the 2400C11 version of RipjawsX.
However, £80 can also get you 2400C10 TridentX (link) or 2666C11 Geil (link) both of which will have comparable performance with the 2400C11 (better speed / timings will be counterbalanced by modules being single-sided).

Those TridentX's are really good, and can often be overclocked very nicely. I would highly recommend them over the G.Skill RipJaws X 2400mhz.

(Also they look awesome tongue.gif )
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(better speed / timings will be counterbalanced by modules being single-sided).

What do you mean by single sided ?

I like the Geil's the most on looks and their price is good on offer for £70

Do I really need 2400 or would 1866 do me fine ?
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(better speed / timings will be counterbalanced by modules being single-sided).

What do you mean by single sided ?

I like the Geil's the most on looks and their price is good on offer for £70

Do I really need 2400 or would 1866 do me fine ?

1866 and 2400 will yield basically exactly the same results in games, just benching it might make a difference. And applications such as Photoshop/Video encoding/rendering or audio production.

He means that one side has memory modules, but the other does not. ie; SIMM v DIMM.

Neither have any performance difference though...
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How come no ever talks about Kingston RAM its always Corsair and G skill

I have worked with more Kingston kits in my life then i can count

And i have never seen a single stick that was dead broken or had problems
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How come no ever talks about Kingston RAM its always Corsair and G skill

I have worked with more Kingston kits in my life then i can count

And i have never seen a single stick that was dead broken or had problems

Well I did list the Kingston Beasts as they seem to be very well reviewed

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1866 and 2400 will yield basically exactly the same results in games, just benching it might make a difference. And applications such as Photoshop/Video encoding/rendering or audio production.

He means that one side has memory modules, but the other does not. ie; SIMM v DIMM.

Neither have any performance difference though...

I get it now, I will be doing some audio production so I should rather go for the 2400 ?

As I've said I like the GeiL my last sticks were GeiL and 7 years on they're doing just fine, my only concern is the timings on them.

And I'm assuming all RAM is still underclocked as stock and to get the actual speeds advertised I'll be overclocking them ? (but it's also different now as CPU OC'ing isn't always done via FSB ?)
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I get it now, I will be doing some audio production so I should rather go for the 2400 ?

As I've said I like the GeiL my last sticks were GeiL and 7 years on they're doing just fine, my only concern is the timings on them.

And I'm assuming all RAM is still underclocked as stock and to get the actual speeds advertised I'll be overclocking them ? (but it's also different now as CPU OC'ing isn't always done via FSB ?)

Well, eh. What audio production? Because it's really hard to say where the difference will be.

For example, a lot of VSTs load into RAM / current preset (obv) into RAM. Things like East-West RA and Omnisphere can get very RAM intensive. As well as loading Hi-quality samples from RAM + midi + effects. I wouldn't say it makes a huge difference, however it will speed up the render time on Ableton 9.1 (9.1 = MUCH better multicore support).

Considering the price of the Trident 2400Mhz however, it's a really good buy. But if you can get cheaper 1866Mhz with the same/higher quality and same/tighter timings. Then go for it, but you'll only be saving like $10-15.
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Alot of MIDI so latency as small as possible is incredibly important although I can manage 20ms on current rig

Use VST's like Omnisphere (Uses alot of CPU too, it's a pig but makes beautiful sounds), Sylenth, Massive, etc along with a crap load of plugins for effects

Main DAW's I use are Ableton, Pro Tools and FL Studio

The current rig does these jobs just barely these days (apart from Omnisphere I can only use it on its own) so any RAM I get will be a huge improvement for me along with the new CPU

The GeIL EVO POTENZA 8GB is what I'm considering right now because of its £70 price tag, convince me the extra £10 for the Trident is worth it
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Alot of MIDI so latency as small as possible is incredibly important although I can manage 20ms on current rig
Not RAM based, if you're going from external device to internal it's all about the DAC/MIDI device + send. RAM isn't really a factor.
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Use VST's like Omnisphere (Uses alot of CPU too, it's a pig but makes beautiful sounds), Sylenth, Massive, etc along with a crap load of plugins for effects

Main DAW's I use are Ableton, Pro Tools and FL Studio

The current rig does these jobs just barely these days (apart from Omnisphere I can only use it on its own) so any RAM I get will be a huge improvement for me along with the new CPU

The GeIL EVO POTENZA 8GB is what I'm considering right now because of its £70 price tag, convince me the extra £10 for the Trident is worth it

Yeah, look having the extra ~400mhz in RAM won't be night-and-day but it will be that extra maybe 5-10s render time or project load time etc.
By-far the biggest upgrade for music-production would be the CPU followed by the speed of HDD / storing VSTs on an SSD (apart from omnisphere, that things huge lol).

Basically after using 2133Mhz RAM from 1866Mhz RAM, there is nothing I can do to say that it was worth it tongue.gif
Go for the GeIL 8GB kit, and save that £10 for the CPU-upgrade!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 2500K 5Ghz ASUS P8P67 Pro EVGA 1080 Ti FTW3 G.Skill RipJaws X 2133Mhz 16GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
240GB Corsair Neutron GTX RAID0 Samsung 850 Evo 1TB WD Red 8TB Corsair H115i GTX 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
EK Vardar fans Windows 10 Dell u2713hm Apple Cinema Display 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer BlackWidow 2013 CoolerMaster V1000 Corsair 760T Artic White Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
CoolerMaster Swift-RX XL ASUS Xonar DX Schiit Magni Sennheiser HD650 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 Skylake-E X190 Nvidia Titan Volta 32GB 3200Mhz DDR4 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 960 Pro 512GB Samsung 850 Evo 1TB 8TB WD Red Corsair H115i GTX 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
EK Vardar fans Windows 10 Dell u2713hm Apple Cinema Display 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Shine CoolerMaster V1000 Corsair 760T Artic White Logitech G502 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
CoolerMaster Swift-RX XL Asus Xonar DX Schiit Magni Sennhesier HD650 
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Core i5 6600 3.3Ghz Asus Z170M Pro AMD RX460 G.Skill 16GB 2133Mhz 
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