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I am updating to a Sandy after sitting through the 775 socket world for the last 3 years... Time to get current...

-i7 2600k
-Asus P8P67 Evo
Need help selecting a memory though...

Was leaning toward 8gb (2x4gb) but don't need the extra 4gb right away...
Should I look at a nice Cas7 with low timings and voltages or just get the 8gb now and settle for cas9 and average timing?

looking at the following ram:
-G.SKILL ECO Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO Cas7 / 7-8-7-24-2N timing / 1.35v $75
-G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL Cas9 / 9-9-9-24-2N timing / 1.5v $110

Thanks for your thoughts.

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G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBXM Cas7 / 7-8-7-24 timings / 1.5v $70
 

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thanks for your input, added as an option.
anyone else?
 

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Are you going to be gaming? If so, then go with the 2500k and save $100 and get a better GPU/PSU

I second the ripjaws also
 

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Primarily gaming, some 3d modeling. Sticking with the 2600k for that reason...
GPU update is not too far off.
 

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So does cas timing really matter? Might as we pick up the 8gb kit now since four sticks will just stress the memory controller.

I am going to order tonight after work....
 

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