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Hey guys,

I'm thinking of building a new PC specifically for gaming, and am wondering which RAM should I get.

The components I'm getting are:
R9 290 GPU
i7 4790k CPU
Asrock Extreme4 Mobo

Here's the list I'm looking at:
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/parts/memory/#s=302400&sort=d7

Also this is the store I'm using since I can get a special price there:
https://www.umart.com.au/umart1/pro/index.phtml?bid=9

I've set it specifically to 8GB DDR3-2400 CAS10, since a alot of the games I play are very CPU intensive
and some not even multi core optimized, like mount & blade, total war, arma etc.

And higher frequency have shown to have a pretty big performance increase in some of the benchmarks
for those games.

I'm wondering which one on that list provides the best performance? And also overclocking ability as well?
Also which works better for the haswell refresh cpu I'm using?

As there's too many different brands like G.skill, Corsair etc. and even different versions like Tridant, Ripjaws etc.
so it's pretty confusing.

So which one should be the best for my build? Appreciate any help in this matter!
 

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Kingston HyperX Savage, the ones I am running now (8 x 8) would be an option. However I cant seem to get them stable but then again, I am running 64 GBs. 2 x 4 should be alright and there shouldn't be any issues running them at @2400. The good thing about them is that they have a low profile.
 

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Originally Posted by sapped View Post

Hey guys,

I'm thinking of building a new PC specifically for gaming, and am wondering which RAM should I get.

The components I'm getting are:
R9 290 GPU
i7 4790k CPU
Asrock Extreme4 Mobo

Here's the list I'm looking at:
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/parts/memory/#s=302400&sort=d7

Also this is the store I'm using since I can get a special price there:
https://www.umart.com.au/umart1/pro/index.phtml?bid=9

I've set it specifically to 8GB DDR3-2400 CAS10, since a alot of the games I play are very CPU intensive
and some not even multi core optimized, like mount & blade, total war, arma etc.

And higher frequency have shown to have a pretty big performance increase in some of the benchmarks
for those games.

I'm wondering which one on that list provides the best performance? And also overclocking ability as well?
Also which works better for the haswell refresh cpu I'm using?

As there's too many different brands like G.skill, Corsair etc. and even different versions like Tridant, Ripjaws etc.
so it's pretty confusing.

So which one should be the best for my build? Appreciate any help in this matter!
I assume your motherboard is ASRock Z97 Extreme4 right?
if you're so concerned about speed and latency why not go higher? how about 2933? definitely better than 2400

you can go with Vengeance® Pro Series - 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 DRAM 2933MHz C12 Memory Kit (CMY8GX3M2B2933C12R)
Tested Speed 2933MHz
SPD Speed 1333MHz
SPD Latency 9-9-9-24

do you wanna overclock your RAM? CPU? VGA?

well if you're eager to use 2400 8 GB these are all compatible with your motherboard :

Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory CMD16GX3M2A2400C10
Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory CMD16GX3M2A2400C10
G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory F3-2400C11Q-32GXM
G.Skill Trident X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory F3-2400C10Q-32GTX
Kingston Beast 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory KHX24C11T3K2/16X
G.Skill Trident X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory F3-2400C10Q-16GTX
G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory F3-2400C11Q-16GXM
Team Xtreem LV 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory TXD38G2400HC10QDC01

8 GB or 16 GB or 32 GB depends on you
but for gaming

32 GB best choice : CMD16GX3M2A2400C10
16 GB best choice : KHX24C11T3K2/16X
8 GB only choice : TXD38G2400HC10QDC01

*note : i have a little doubt about the 16 GB latency numbers but if they're true it's gonna be very fast

give me more intel about your rig and i'll tell you the absolute best RAM for your rig
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Originally Posted by RyoConstantine View Post

I assume your motherboard is ASRock Z97 Extreme4 right?
if you're so concerned about speed and latency why not go higher? how about 2933? definitely better than 2400

you can go with Vengeance® Pro Series - 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 DRAM 2933MHz C12 Memory Kit (CMY8GX3M2B2933C12R)
Tested Speed 2933MHz
SPD Speed 1333MHz
SPD Latency 9-9-9-24

do you wanna overclock your RAM? CPU? VGA?

well if you're eager to use 2400 8 GB these are all compatible with your motherboard :

Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory CMD16GX3M2A2400C10
Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory CMD16GX3M2A2400C10
G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory F3-2400C11Q-32GXM
G.Skill Trident X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory F3-2400C10Q-32GTX
Kingston Beast 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory KHX24C11T3K2/16X
G.Skill Trident X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory F3-2400C10Q-16GTX
G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory F3-2400C11Q-16GXM
Team Xtreem LV 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory TXD38G2400HC10QDC01

8 GB or 16 GB or 32 GB depends on you
but for gaming

32 GB best choice : CMD16GX3M2A2400C10
16 GB best choice : KHX24C11T3K2/16X
8 GB only choice : TXD38G2400HC10QDC01

*note : i have a little doubt about the 16 GB latency numbers but if they're true it's gonna be very fast

give me more intel about your rig and i'll tell you the absolute best RAM for your rig
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He asked specifically for CAS 10 RAM. You listed a bunch of modules with higher latency.
 

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He asked specifically for CAS 10 RAM. You listed a bunch of modules with higher latency.
He asked for a specific list not for a specific settings
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Originally Posted by sapped View Post

Hey guys,

I'm thinking of building a new PC specifically for gaming, and am wondering which RAM should I get.

The components I'm getting are:
R9 290 GPU
i7 4790k CPU
Asrock Extreme4 Mobo

Here's the list I'm looking at:
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/parts/memory/#s=302400&sort=d7

Also this is the store I'm using since I can get a special price there:
https://www.umart.com.au/umart1/pro/index.phtml?bid=9

I've set it specifically to 8GB DDR3-2400 CAS10, since a alot of the games I play are very CPU intensive
and some not even multi core optimized, like mount & blade, total war, arma etc.

And higher frequency have shown to have a pretty big performance increase in some of the benchmarks
for those games.

I'm wondering which one on that list provides the best performance? And also overclocking ability as well?
Also which works better for the haswell refresh cpu I'm using?

As there's too many different brands like G.skill, Corsair etc. and even different versions like Tridant, Ripjaws etc.
so it's pretty confusing.

So which one should be the best for my build? Appreciate any help in this matter!
It's not my choice, and by the way CMD16GX3M2A2400C10 , CMD16GX3M2A2400C10 are both CAS 10 and I've chosen only compatible RAMs with his motherboards, otherwise the're are lot of more options available.
 

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He asked for a specific list not for a specific settings
It's not my choice, and by the way CMD16GX3M2A2400C10 , CMD16GX3M2A2400C10 are both CAS 10 and I've chosen only compatible RAMs with his motherboards, otherwise the're are lot of more options available.
He is looking specifically for 8 GBs of DDR3 with a frequency of 2400 MHz and a CAS Latency of 10, see below. Nonetheless you have mentioned some pretty good options.
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I've set it specifically to 8GB DDR3-2400 CAS10
 

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He is looking specifically for 8 GBs of DDR3 with a frequency of 2400 MHz and a CAS Latency of 10, see below. Nonetheless you have mentioned some pretty good options.
you're right, unless i'm mistaken he said "Here's the list I'm looking at" followed by "I've set it specifically to 8GB DDR3-2400 CAS10" then "I'm wondering which one on that list provides the best performance? And also overclocking ability as well?" and in the end "As there's too many different brands like G.skill, Corsair etc. and even different versions like Tridant, Ripjaws etc.
so it's pretty confusing.

So which one should be the best for my build? Appreciate any help in this matter!"

I'm not a native English speaker so I might have been wrong but i thought he was asking for choosing a Ram from the mentioned list which are compatible with his motherboard and has the 8 GBs of DDR3 with a frequency of 2400 MHz and a CAS Latency of 10 setting, was I wrong?

and you're right , I've recommended C11 and C12 as well as C10 just because they're compatible with his mobo, i wanted to be 100% sure (I don't wanna take responsibility for ruining a system by recommending a incompatible component)

So sorry if I didn't get it right and terribly sorry if I've recommended wrong components
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you're right, unless i'm mistaken he said "Here's the list I'm looking at" followed by "I've set it specifically to 8GB DDR3-2400 CAS10" then "I'm wondering which one on that list provides the best performance? And also overclocking ability as well?" and in the end "As there's too many different brands like G.skill, Corsair etc. and even different versions like Tridant, Ripjaws etc.
so it's pretty confusing.

So which one should be the best for my build? Appreciate any help in this matter!"

I'm not a native English speaker so I might have been wrong but i thought he was asking for choosing a Ram from the mentioned list which are compatible with his motherboard and has the 8 GBs of DDR3 with a frequency of 2400 MHz and a CAS Latency of 10 setting, was I wrong?

and you're right , I've recommended C11 and C12 as well as C10 just because they're compatible with his mobo, i wanted to be 100% sure (I don't wanna take responsibility for ruining a system by recommending a incompatible component)

So sorry if I didn't get it right and terribly sorry if I've recommended wrong components
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At this point it doesnt matter anymore, you have recommended some pretty good options with which he could go.
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As long as all modules are compatible with the motherboard there is nothing to be worried about.
 

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At this point it doesnt matter anymore, you have recommended some pretty good options with which he could go.
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As long as all modules are compatible with the motherboard there is nothing to be worried about.
Thank you, that my limit, only statistics
but i'm willing to learn anything useful about RAMs and mobos, any recommendations for reading? posts or threads?
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and...
aren't you gonna recommend any RAMs?
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Thank you, that my limit, only statistics
but i'm willing to learn anything useful about RAMs and mobos, any recommendations for reading? posts or threads?
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and...
aren't you gonna recommend any RAMs?
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I dont know what to recommend really in terms of books or other sources of info. I am currently trying to get my 64 GBs stable at 2400 MHz but as of now I am out of luck, it may even be impossible with such an amount of RAM. Personally I havent got much to recommend as going 8 GBs is not really advisable unless you are shooting for 3000 MHz. But from what you have listed he definitely couldn't go wrong.
 

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none. get cas 9 2400 g.skills and overclock them to 2500 cas 9
cas 9 is faster than cas 10

and these sticks could potentially do 2800 c9 at 2.03v if you ever wanted to bench

other than that they kick ass and will easily do 2500 c9 with 1.65v
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231638&cm_re=g.skill_2400-_-20-231-638-_-Product

if you want 8gb i think these are about as good as it gets as they are samsung based

otherwise get some c10 2600 g.skill tridents
theres more memory and more speed and they will almost certainly have 8gbs of 2800 c9 capable memory

lol doenst really matter for you though.
 

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none. get cas 9 2400 g.skills and overclock them to 2500 cas 9
cas 9 is faster than cas 10

and these sticks could potentially do 2800 c9 at 2.03v if you ever wanted to bench

other than that they kick ass and will easily do 2500 c9 with 1.65v
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231638&cm_re=g.skill_2400-_-20-231-638-_-Product

if you want 8gb i think these are about as good as it gets as they are samsung based

otherwise get some c10 2600 g.skill tridents
theres more memory and more speed and they will almost certainly have 8gbs of 2800 c9 capable memory

lol doenst really matter for you though.
nice recommending, do you have any base or something? i wanna learn anything about RAMs do you have any references?
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no offence but on which basis is the F3-2600C10D-8GTXD faster than CMD16GX3M2A2400C10
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just academical interest nothing else
 

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Experience. I have had pretty much every type of ic for ddr3 there is.

the c10 2600 is just a really good bin alot of overclockers have just bought these kita and they handle 2800 c9 with voltage.

Most samsung based kits wont do that.
Basically that c10 2600 is the highest binned samsung kit publicly available

C10 2400 is just a easier bin for the ics to make, so it wont oc as well
 

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Experience. I have had pretty much every type of ic for ddr3 there is.

the c10 2600 is just a really good bin alot of overclockers have just bought these kita and they handle 2800 c9 with voltage.

Most samsung based kits wont do that.
Basically that c10 2600 is the highest binned samsung kit publicly available

C10 2400 is just a easier bin for the ics to make, so it wont oc as well
I'm so sorry, it was mistake i wasn't paying attention to frequencies, of course 2,600 MHz is faster than 2,400 MHz
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so sorry, you're right 2,600 C10 is faster than 2,400 C10
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lol I know I am right. Thats why I started answering questions in the memory subsection.
I literally have more than 50 sticks of ddr3
https://www.dropbox.com/s/eulyyoibp4ivsfx/20141228_114314.jpg?dl=0
I have 10 empty spots on that tray. i have 4 installed on my 4790k, 4 installed on my 4930k, and another 4 installed on some liquid nitrogen pots
 

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lol I know I am right. Thats why I started answering questions in the memory subsection.
I literally have more than 50 sticks of ddr3
https://www.dropbox.com/s/eulyyoibp4ivsfx/20141228_114314.jpg?dl=0
I have 10 empty spots on that tray. i have 4 installed on my 4790k, 4 installed on my 4930k, and another 4 installed on some liquid nitrogen pots
All of that is absolutely useless if you OC on air and dont go further than 16 GBs.
 

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which is fine because he only wants 8gb, and I started ocing on air.
I still oc on air
I mostly oc on air

I have memory pots for fun. Because I like fun

Point is I am familiar with all the different ICs
and have realworld experience

sorry I was wrong about your pc being able to do 8x8gb at x11 2400 but I told you from the start no one in the ram addict thread goes for ridiculous capacity like that.

and what do you mean dont go further than 16GB I don't have a single combo of sticks that even could amount to greater than 16gb in unison

half of that (atleast is 2gb PSC sticks was binning)
rest is just high binned kits, I have dual sided MFR c12 2933, I have the F3-2600C10D-16GTXD kit, I have geil c9 2400 BFR, BDBG, BBSE, BBBG
and have had plenty of others.

only one of my kits has seen cold and thats nothing you guys could get your hands on

So I reitterate.
For overclocking on air
or not overclocking
with a 4790k
best kits are hmm lets see. STILL the ones I recommended WOW
 

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which is fine because he only wants 8gb, and I started ocing on air.
I still oc on air
I mostly oc on air

I have memory pots for fun. Because I like fun

Point is I am familiar with all the different ICs
and have realworld experience

sorry I was wrong about your pc being able to do 8x8gb at x11 2400 but I told you from the start no one in the ram addict thread goes for ridiculous capacity like that.

and what do you mean dont go further than 16GB I don't have a single combo of sticks that even could amount to greater than 16gb in unison

half of that (atleast is 2gb PSC sticks was binning)
rest is just high binned kits, I have dual sided MFR c12 2933, I have the F3-2600C10D-16GTXD kit, I have geil c9 2400 BFR, BDBG, BBSE, BBBG
and have had plenty of others.

only one of my kits has seen cold and thats nothing you guys could get your hands on

So I reitterate.
For overclocking on air
or not overclocking
with a 4790k
best kits are hmm lets see. STILL the ones I recommended WOW
Sorry but i don't think with that apology i've belittled myself
I don't know what kind of amazing person you are but one single mistake in reading speeds doesn't prove that i don't KNOW ANYTHING bout RAMs
not to brag, I've worked with 3 different universities in 2 countries for developing semiconductors, been assistant professor from my second year in university, done 14 cooperative projects with other universities and companies.

You're amazing, well that's cool and I'm completely fine with that but that doesn't mean everyone is lesser than you
 
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