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I say grab 1333 and call it a day. 1600 isn't much more expensive than 1333 though. 2200 is just a waste of money.
That is what I figure too. Since the price is so close, might as well grab some 1600 and run them at 1333 with some tighter timings.

Also, one thing I noticed on the Anand review that was not on here (that I ran into anyway, just skimmed through) is that Anand also ran a set of cl6 with the others.

One thing that I found that would matter to most gamers here is that in some games where there was an overall low FPS (well, low to me as in under 30), lower timings like cl6 and cl7 had an overall higher minimum FPS than cl9 or higher.

At the same time the higher frequency RAM sometimes had an overall higher FPS, but it comes down to what will we notice more, and I would say you would benefit more from a 2-4 FPS increase when you are getting 25 FPS than the same increase if you had over 100.

This is one thing to keep in mind when choosing RAM. Though if you have a good GFX card, then this point could be moot except for the maybe 1-3 games remaining that can give high end cards a hard time.
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Lol K3VL4R, I love your signature I saw that post in that thread too.
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You guys have not saved anything. In fact, all of you have paid more by buying generic 1333 CL9 RAM. As I've said again, there is always 1600Mhz RAM for cheaper than generic kits now. You're going custom built, you have a choice. Get something worth it!
What is a "generic" kit? I saw all the 1333 vs. 1600 kits of the same type of RAM were $20+ more for the 1600Mhz versions. For example, I got the 1333 Ripjaws X, but the 1600 Ripjaws X were $20 more.
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post #34 of 77
And what about CL?
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Eh, difference has it's place.

From 2133 to 1333 in games such as Civ 5, 3 FPS equates to ~6.97% performance increase.
On this site people have done much more for much less of an increase..
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Eh, difference has it's place.

From 2133 to 1333 in games such as Civ 5, 3 FPS equates to ~6.97% performance increase.
On this site people have done much more for much less of an increase..
Yeah, but for the cost difference... a better GPU or CPU would probably provide more FPS for the price.

However, any increase is an increase...
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Yerp, this is overclock. E-PEEN IS EVERYTHING.
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Plus you want to make sure your local memory reps are fed
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...and this is why I kept telling people to look at the guru3d article that used 1333 memory and blew away everything in terms of read and write for Sandy Bridge.
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post #40 of 77
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I love my memory. $200 for 6GB of the top memory works for me!

Plus, it makes a significant difference in what I do.
I'm dying to know... what do you do and what is the significant difference?

I bought 12GB DDR3 for $135.

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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
You guys have not saved anything. In fact, all of you have paid more by buying generic 1333 CL9 RAM. As I've said again, there is always 1600Mhz RAM for cheaper than generic kits now. You're going custom built, you have a choice. Get something worth it!
I dunno man, on newegg right now, there's a dozen 2x2GB 1333mhz kits for $39.99, but the cheapest 2x2GB 1600mhz kit is $41.99. Where are you getting your ultra-cheap 1600mhz ram?
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