Originally Posted by karkee
Well I guess I will be going with the 2X4 1600 CAS8 kit... as far as I know its not really worth the money to get CAS7? I would get 2X2 though but like I said I am buying local and the shop only has 2X4 atleast almost.. unless I go with a crap brand ;p
posted on the first page, you might not need to spend the extra money on DDR3 1600 if you will just be gaming and general computing. There was an article posted on OCN before showing that higher memory speeds doesn't improve gaming performance, maybe 1 fps in some cases. You could go with 1333 and there would be no noticeable decrease in performance. The only difference it would make is in benchmarks.
So, unless you want to run your rig for benchmarks, then you won't notice a difference. Just an FYI so you could save a little money.