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I wouldn't bother with OCZ ram - i've had 3 lots of it so far and none have impressed me...1 failed, and the other 2 don't budge in terms of overclocking.

Come to think of it I don't know why I bought 3 lots of it in a row
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rofl u know ganged memory lowers ur performance right ;p. And cas 9 1600 would not be a big upgrade if any from his ddr2 800 thats probly running 4-4-4-12 or 5-5-5-15
I wanted the wider bit path and that is why I have gone with the ganged mode. And in reality I have not seen any performance degradation from when I was running in unganged mode.

As for your recommendation on the Mushkin ram, it is $45 over what is budget was so it is not the best recommendation for him.
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Anyone of these is the most cost effective.

$100 for 8GB of RAM is reasonable, and you're not stuck with crap timings and frequency. Since this kit is rated for only 1.5v, you have a lot of headroom to tighten timings and/or increase frequency. You could probably do 1600 CAS 7 around 1.6 - 1.65v which is the sweet spot.

Oh yea, and if you're worried about clearance you'll be fine with one of the G.SKill kits. My Ripjaws fit fine right under the NH-D14, as it would for your TRUE. The Sniper ones are even more low profile. Personally I would get Ripjaws because they look cool. The Vengeance will not fit under heatsinks like the TRUE if it is partially covering a RAM slot.
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you don't need low voltage ram....
unless you have over 100 computers in your house where a slight decrease in voltage draw on each would decrease you power bill marginally.
but then you would need 100 ram kits wouldn't you?
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Originally Posted by Dopamin3 View Post
Anyone of these is the most cost effective.

$100 for 8GB of RAM is reasonable, and you're not stuck with crap timings and frequency. Since this kit is rated for only 1.5v, you have a lot of headroom to tighten timings and/or increase frequency. You could probably do 1600 CAS 7 around 1.6 - 1.65v which is the sweet spot.

Oh yea, and if you're worried about clearance you'll be fine with one of the G.SKill kits. My Ripjaws fit fine right under the NH-D14, as it would for your TRUE. The Sniper ones are even more low profile. Personally I would get Ripjaws because they look cool. The Vengeance will not fit under heatsinks like the TRUE if it is partially covering a RAM slot.
Yeah, I knew the Vengeance wouldn't. I got them I didn't want the them to start off with, but it's all Fry's had that was $100 and under. They feel really cheap and plastic-y too. Obviously made of Aluminum.

Gonna return them, so I'm just going to wait and pick up the Ripjaws X that Fooliobass suggested.

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you don't need low voltage ram....
unless you have over 100 computers in your house where a slight decrease in voltage draw on each would decrease you power bill marginally.
but then you would need 100 ram kits wouldn't you?
Well I was talking more about overclocking headroom.
    
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