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4x4GB Quad channel or 2x8GB Dual channel

Poll Results: Better RAM perfomance

 
  • 25% (1)
    Corsair Vengeance Pro
  • 75% (3)
    Corsair Dominator Platinum
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post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Hi, I will build a new Gaming PC with an Asus Rampage IV Black Edition and Intel Core i7-4930k.

Questions:

1) I want 8-16GB of RAM for Gaming, how much is enough?
2) What is better? 2x8GB Dual Channel or 4x4GB Quad Channel?
3) Will two 2x4GB kits work in Quad Channel?
4) Which one is better? Corsair Vengeance Pro CL9 1866Mhz or Corsair Dominator Platinum CL9 1866Mhz?

I mean better in performance, no power consumption.

I also want to overclock this PC.

Thanks!
post #2 of 7
8GB Is enough
4X4 Would be better
No
They are the same.
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post #3 of 7
1) 8 GB is the sweet spot if the most demanding thing you will be doing is playing games. As you can run quad channel though, I would advise 4 x 4 GB sticks.
2) 4 x 4 GB quad channel.
3) No, only dual channel.
4) The Vengeance Pro is way better value, Dominator Platinum is just overpriced. I recommend you take a look at other brands though, you may find some better deals.
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post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the answer, but why does 4x4 is better? Will not cause more "stress" to the MC? And, will this be faster?
post #5 of 7
There is a small performance gain if you run in quad channel mode but you will only really notice it in benchmarks and programs that can actually take advantage of it, which aren't many... gaming not included. So feel free to just go with 8 GB if you want.

My OCD would kick in if I only had two sticks in a quad channel board though. tongue.gif
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB Crucial MX100 512GB Noctua NH-U14S 3x Noctua NF-A14 FLX 
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EVGA SuperNOVA P2 650W Fractal Design Define R5 Black Mionix Naos 7000 SteelSeries QcK 
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PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA SuperNOVA P2 650W Fractal Design Define R5 Black Mionix Naos 7000 SteelSeries QcK 
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Sennheiser HD 650 Fostex TH-X00 Ebony Parasound Zdac TP-LINK Archer T9E  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Xeon E5-2620 v4 @ 3GHz Matrox G200eH2 4x8GB Kingston Dual Rank ECC DDR4 @ 2133MHz 2x Samsung PM863 120GB in RAID1 
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post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
Ok thanks! At what speed do you recommend to overclock that i7? I will be using Corsair H110 cooler with fans at max speed.

I want to overclock it @5Ghz but idk if it's ok.
Edited by JAHMCR - 3/5/14 at 10:42am
post #7 of 7
Dom Plats are way overpriced. I bought them because, at the time, the set I purchased (2666mhz c10) was supposedly binned and have Samsung ICs. I'm not sure about the current models though. You would be better off staying away from dom plats.

I've heard nothing but good things about the G. Skill memory. Might want to check what they have to offer. They are a great deal cheaper than the Corsair memory but most everything is.

If you're going with a x79 setup, you might as well be running quad channel. Go with a quad kit.thumb.gif
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