Originally Posted by xd_1771
You do realize that 100% of the time there is a 1600Mhz kit for cheaper
Even if RAM is overhyped (and it isn't, the gains are pretty big because I have personally seen that memory performance on AMD scales very poorly below 1600Mhz), think of how much the generic 1333 CL9 stuff will bring your system down. In the past 2 weeks I have seen numerous cases of 1333 CL9 RAM holding back CPU overclocks by a fair margin. I could list them, one by one, on here if you like. This is because 1333 CL9 is a minimum, generic standard. Don't expect good ICs on any 1333 CL9 memory, and don't expect good results for your entire system either. Besides, it'll most likely end up overpriced.
Everyone ignore this guy.
Where do I even start?
check tech prices online. I am part of one of the largest deals forums on the internet and I frequent that site MULTIPLE times a day. Saying that there are more cheaper 1600 ram deals than 1333 deals is a FLAT OUT LIE
. I've noticed that all you quote is Newegg nonsale prices. That's probably because that's all you know. You are way wrong.
Example, in the past several weeks there's been an Amazon 4gb 1333 Patriot sector 5 ram deal for $19.99 final
. 4gb of Mushkin 1333 silverlines for $35 after
california tax FINAL from November. They followed it up with another set of Mushkin 1333 (different silverlines) for the same price. Anyone who follows ram prices know that my claim is NOT wrong. How many 1600 deals from a reputable company are you going to find for $20-30 dollars? Please name some. Do you know how many Corsair 1333 XMS3 4gb deals there are for $35-40 dollars? Numerous. What speed are they again? 1600? No, 1333. These deals for the $35-40 Corsairs come over and over again they're nothing special. I check prices AT LEAST 8 times a day (literally, even when I'm on trips). You can get 4gb of 1600 with high timings for $50 (like the G.Skills), and occasionally some cas 7 1600 4gb ddr3 for $50-60 on sale, but those are outliers, not the norm. You said there are more cheaper 1600 deals than 1333... which again is completely
false, goes against common sense, and shows that you do not follow ram prices. Let me guess, you are going to point to 1 example (again, an outlier) to justify your point? Or you're going to give me a link to some junk 1600 ram. The only reason why you say "There is a 1600mhz deal that is cheaper 100% of the time" is because you do not know or follow ram deals
Ok, so you're telling everyone to ignore me, when you are basically telling someone who is requesting performance on a BUDGET
to pick up 1600 ram over 1333, when the consensus is that ram speeds make little difference in games.
"Our results show that faster memory and quicker timings both introduce performance advantages that are mostly visible in synthetic benchmarks, while the impact on real-life performance usually is small. Games benefit just a little, and you need applications that intensively tax the memory to find serious performance benefits."
You can see this type of rhetoric over and over again in professional reviews.
All I see you do in the threads is talk badly about MSI boards and how it has bad phase 4+1 etc. That's all you do in the majority of your threads (someone can verify and go look at his past threads). And, given how little you know about ram pricing and how you are not answering the OP's question (performance ON A BUDGET), I think YOU are the one that should be ignored to be honest.