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I need some ram for my setup, (i'm building a insane gaming pc.) I need help choosing which ram to get. My buddy told me to get 3 sets of dual channel, i have the rampage 3 extreme so if i get 3 sets of this :http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820231322
Would there be an issue? Is there any ram out there that would be better than this? All my other parts are top of the line so i'd like to keep it that way and buy top of the line ram.

Any other suggestion that would be better than what i said above?
post #2 of 7
What are you putting it into? What channel memory will the CPU support? I ask because I think it would be smarter to go with a Triple channel set. Maybe just get a 12GB kit, that should be plenty of memory. I think it would be much better and cheaper to just get a 3x 4GB kit like that. Also if you can only do Dual channel, why not just get 2 sets of 8GB kits? I haven't priced one of those in a while so it may be much more than getting the 3 sets you originally wanna get.
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I'd pass. Get a 6GB (3 x 2GB) set of 1600MHz RAM. You're wasting your money with 2,000MHz ram and 6GB+ if all you do is gaming. You're better off putting the money you save into some SSDs, beastly SLI/CrossFire setup, better processor, etc. And since you want this to be an insane gaming PC, I'd focus solely on getting the most GPU you can afford.


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Corsair XMS3: Link -- $69

Mushkin Blackline: Link -- $109

There's plenty more, but the above is a good spread across manufacturers.
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Looks like Patriot makes the lowest latency kit for 12GB:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820220542
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well my setup is
rampage 3 extreme
2 60gb ssd's
2tb hd
3 gtx 480s
800d case
950 processor

my board supports tipple channel, but does that mean it will support double channel if i install 3 sets?
Also is there any difference for 1600 mhz and 2200 mhz assuming the same timing?
I plan on gaming, doing some photoshop and movie editing.
And watching movies but that does not require a lot.
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It will support Dual channel too in the setup you propose.
I just personally think Triple channel would provide better performance, be cheaper, and provide you upgrade options in the future.....maybe in 5 years when computers might actually need more than 12-16GBs of memory.
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Originally Posted by mikewait View Post
well my setup is
rampage 3 extreme
2 60gb ssd's
2tb hd
3 gtx 480s
800d case
950 processor

my board supports tipple channel, but does that mean it will support double channel if i install 3 sets?
Also is there any difference for 1600 mhz and 2200 mhz assuming the same timing?
I plan on gaming, doing some photoshop and movie editing.
And watching movies but that does not require a lot.
The difference between 1600MHz and 2,000MHz+ will not be noticeable. At best, a frame or two in gaming and a few seconds in video/photo editing software. It's really not worth the added price -- unless you find a sale on it.

If you're planning to get into the photo/video editing heavier, I'd recommend moving to a 970. Six cores would provide a much more noticeable and worthwhile improvement in performance over faster RAM.
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