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New system, Ram Question: 1333MHz vs 1600MHz for Overclocking.

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System I'm buying

Will I get away with the 1333MHz ram or do I really need to spend double the price on the 1600MHz ram instead? What significance does the ram speed have overall? Thanks in advance for any help here!
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The best advice I could give is to say for the love of god build your own for much cheaper!
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The best advice I could give is to say for the love of god build your own for much cheaper!
I understand I'll save a decent bundle of cash if I built it myself. But I'm in the position where it's worth it for me to pay extra to have an already assembled computer, and in general I have no experience with building a comp, don't know anyone nearby who can, and don't have the time to focus on having one built.

So, back to my original question please
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Anyone with any advice on this?
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it really takes only an hour or two and there's only 7 main components... Live a little and make one....


Back to your original question - 1600mhz is what I'd go with. They're rated to run at stock @ 1600MHZ 24/7 - 1333 may not be 100% stable at 1600, therefore they sell it at 1333... For overclocking, usually the higher the better, because you're buying more capable chips...


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stay with the 1333. im not to sure you can overclock with that prebuilt.
I was about to edit mine with this....
Edited by Rob0tuss1n - 1/20/11 at 1:47pm
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stay with the 1333. im not to sure you can overclock with that pre-built. the lower speed would most likely net you with tighter timings.
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Thanks very much for your replies guys!

I'm not sure what you mean though (bobfig) about me being unable to overclock with that prebuilt. On the Alienware customization page you can choose between [8GB/16GB 1333MHz] or [8GB/16GB 1600MHz] or [4GB/8GB 1866MHz] options. What would you guys suggest bearing that into mind for this system? The 1600MHz ram is basically double the price of the 1333MHz.
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http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0353095

^ if that's what you're looking at buying, jesus christ man, you can buy someone a roundtrip ticket, pay them to build it, throw in some beer/food, & still pocket a few hundred bucks


Edited by koven - 1/20/11 at 7:34pm
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