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Located in the UK. Deciding which RAM to get is driving me nuts!

I'm looking for 2000MHz RAM for Sandy Bridge. Which should I get?

Brands I got eyed up are:

Corsair
G.Skill
Mushkin

Online Retailers: Aria, eBuyer, Novatech, Scan

Looking at getting 4GB kit but if the 8GB kit doesn't cost much more then I'll get 8GB.

Thanks!
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im in the same boat, but still debating whether or not to go 1600mhz or 2000mhz. These are the ones that I may end up getting.

G.Skill 4Gb DDR3 1600 (2x2Gb) Ripjaws CL 7-8-7-24 @ £55. decent timings and there might be more room to overclock.

http://www.eclipsecomputers.com/prod...-4096R16&af=50
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http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...=8&subcat=1517

this RAM is bad ass. and also nice specs.
don't you need RAM specially made for SB? because you have to overclock now with the multiplier not FSB
    
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G skill RipjawsX 8gb 1600 CL 7 7 7 21

That one might be a better one. please comment guys.
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Originally Posted by Outcasst View Post
very nice but price tag a bit too steep for me. is the ripjaw 1600mhz 4gb cl7 anygood? which one would you choose:

G skill RipjawsX 8gb 1600 CL 7 7 7 21

G-Skill Ripjaws 4GB Kit DDR3 2000MHz Cl 9
Edited by munaim1 - 1/9/11 at 2:05pm
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Is there any big real world difference between 1600MHz & 2000MHz RAM?
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What about these?

Mushkin 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 9-9-9-24 Blackline - 996776 http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Compo...roductId=43028

Can get them down to 7-8-8-14 timings.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...am,2542-8.html
Edited by SSJVegeta - 1/9/11 at 4:28pm
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