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May I ask why?

Why would it not increase performance?... or Rather why would people bu that new RAM if it didn't do much?

Sorry, I've built computers before, but RAM has NEVER been my strong point.

In theory, RAM speed and timings are extremely important, as the RAM is significantly slower than the CPU itself.

In reality, there's so much caching and prefetching going on in modern CPUs that faster RAM isn't that beneficial for typical programs.

Your, 2600k can take fast RAM anyway.
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Corsair TX750 V1 Antec 300 Black Illusion  Logitech G400s Xonar ST 
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post #12 of 13
keep your 2600k its still a top line cpu even by today's standards
post #13 of 13
if your i7 has been stock this whole time, then i recommend that you oc it and see how the 560Ti fairs with it. you might not even feel the need to upgrade anything.

http://www.overclock.net/t/908782/sandy-bridge-overclocking-guide-ocn-members-only
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