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I'm buying parts for my new 2500k build atm. I'm just wondering about the memory, should i get 4GB CL6 (around $75) for now and buy another 4 CL6 later? Or should i get 8GB CL9 (89.99) straight away? Of course it's all about budget for now which i have $100 for the ram. I mostly do gaming n watching Blurays.
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go 4gb, with the tighter timings. You dont need 8gb
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Thanks. I've been wanting to go that route too.
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i would get CL6 cuz those are some quick sticks.
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Originally Posted by CtrlAltElite;12680971 
go 4gb, with the tighter timings. You dont need 8gb

Meh. Don't make that much difference IRL. I'd go for more capacity myself.
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post #6 of 25
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Originally Posted by Skripka;12681167 
Meh. Don't make that much difference IRL. I'd go for more capacity myself.

Unless he's a huge multitasker, I don't see the need for 8gb. 32-bit apps can only access 2gb after all.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pursuinginsanity;12681191 
Unless he's a huge multitasker, I don't see the need for 8gb. 32-bit apps can only access 2gb after all.

Fair enuff, although say HL2 with Cinematic Mod 10 will eat 4GB for lunch.
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post #8 of 25
There is no real world difference in RAM speeds to be honest. My kit can do 2000mhz CAS 8, and I notice no difference in running it at 1600 CAS 7, plus it's nice because I can drop the voltage a lot lower. I would opt for getting an 8 GB kit, something like this is awesome. Keep in mind it's only rated for 1600mhz CAS 9 @ 1.5v, so you if you give it some more voltage (~1.6v+) who knows how high you could take the frequency and/or tighten timings. Buying expensive 4GB kits is not worth it at all, unless you jack off to SuperPi runs. Lastly, running 4 sticks (like you would plan to do in the future) stresses the memory controller on the CPU more, hampering your overclock.
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post #9 of 25
capacity > speed/latency IMO thumb.gif

u will notice a bigger difference between 8gb than between CL9 and CL 6, if that makes sense tongue.gif!

tbh, id go for 1600 CL9 and OC it smile.gif!
like these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277

if u want 8gb,
these look good, have a rebate and free memory stick biggrin.gif!
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post #10 of 25
I would go with DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24 1.5V sticks.

I wouldn't waste money on lower latency or faster speed because you won't notice any difference.

4GB or 8GB is your preference. I went with 8GB since it was only ~$100. Who knows what prices will be if you upgrade from 4GB to 8GB later; could be more, could be less.
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