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post #1 of 10
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Hi there guys, I don't know which RAM i should get. I was going to get Corsair Dominator, but i just realized that it wont fit with the Noctua NH-D14 unless i remove the top heatspreader. So I was wondering if you guys had any recommendations for 6GB (3x2GB)

CPU: Intel i7-950
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
GPU: EVGA Geforce GTX 570
Case: HAF 942 X
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 RPM
SSD: OCZ Vertex 2 120GB SSD
PSU: Seasonic Gold X650
DVD: SONY Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive
Wireless: Belkin F5D8055 USB 2.0 Wireless N+ USB Adapter
Monitor: Asus VE248H Black 24" 1920X1080
Keyboard/Mouse: Any suggestions? Don't want to spend a ton.
post #2 of 10
How about:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145286

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820104116
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post #3 of 10
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I have decided to go with mushkin for my RAM, but now i just have to decide between the 3 mushkin kits.

Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 6GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820226028

Mushkin Enhanced Radioactive 6GB (3 x 2GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820226181

Mushkin Enhanced Ridgeback 6GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820226125
Edited by desastrux - 2/8/11 at 9:32am
post #4 of 10
For gaming? The 2nd link doesn't work, but the 1st and 3rd are both 1600Mhz CAS 8, so really just go with whatever is cheapest.

To be perfectly honest, RAM speed (and timings to a lesser extent) have very little effect on gaming.
post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 
the 2nd link works now. they are 1600Mhz CAS 6. 6-9-7-24. Not just for gaming, i am in game programming/designing as well as playing games. so i just want to build a nice computer without spending thousands. right now my computer will be around 1550 with everything.
post #6 of 10
Mushkin Enhanced Radioactive 6GB (3 x 2GB) if you really want to pay extra money for fractions of a % increase.

But honestly, I would save a few bucks and just get some DDR3-1600 3x2GB 9-9-9-24 memory for < $70.
Edited by compudaze - 2/8/11 at 9:41am
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post #7 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by compudaze View Post
Mushkin Enhanced Radioactive 6GB (3 x 2GB)
Easily the best choice.
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post #8 of 10
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well i was originally looking at corsair dominators. which were a lot more than the radioactive. so that price is not a problem, and they look to be really good. Won't match anything, but thats not really a problem for me.
post #9 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by compudaze View Post
Mushkin Enhanced Radioactive 6GB (3 x 2GB) if you really want to pay extra money for fractions of a % increase.

But honestly, I would save a few bucks and just get some DDR3-1600 3x2GB 9-9-9-24 memory for < $70.
Agreed. If you're on a budget and want to save some cash there's not much real world benefit to paying a premium on ram timings.

But if price isn't a problem, pick up the fastest kit with the tightest timings you can find.
post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
ya i think im going to get the radioactives. they have real tight timings, and overclock very well. and are about 30-40 dollars cheaper than the ones i was going to get previously. that means only around 1500 for this computer.
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