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Hi Ocn

I have saved up 1500 dollars and im planing to spend them on a new rig to upgrade mine.

my rig would be like this (im just keeping the antec 900)

I5-2500k
twin frozr II 560 ti (probably sli them later)
coolermaster silent pro 700w modular
MSI p67
Coolermaster V8


and about ram is my question. could be 8gb 1333, 4gb 1600. i just want to use the dual channel it offers. also 6 gb but i can use anyways with a 2gb + 4gb?
    
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-144-_-Product

Also makes blue versions. Corsair Ram is high quality and you can get 1600 AND 8gb. Highly overclockable too.

And I don't think it's a good idea to go 4+2. Your rig would probably be crazy unstable.
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I don't think that using 4+2GB RAM will make your computer unstable. But you wouldn't be able to take advantage of dual channel memory because your RAM DIMMs wouldn't be identical. You'd lose memory bandwidth, but that's about it.
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Originally Posted by dkim1359 View Post
I don't think that using 4+2GB RAM will make your computer unstable. But you wouldn't be able to take advantage of dual channel memory because your RAM DIMMs wouldn't be identical. You'd lose memory bandwidth, but that's about it.
yeah i was asking because i didnt knew about that. so my best bet is the 1600 8gb right?
    
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