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Hi,

I'm searching: low timing, 1.65V, 1.6Ghz+ and turning around $150
1.OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK $149.99
2.CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C7 G $169.99
3.OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600LV6GK $164.99

Build list: Look at the update post
I'm plannig to overclock the CPU [i7-920] to 3.6GHz+ (can go to 4GHz, but don't be too optimist). I want RAM stable at a lower timing/higher speed. Someone recommanded the #1 (so I put it first), the #2 has the best timing and its initial price is $191. I put the last one b/c it fits the price range.

Thanks for your help.
 

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There's no real need for Triple Channel memory... yet. But if that's what you're looking for, try Crucial 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/6gb-ddr3-x58,2372-7.html
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148247&Tpk=CT3KIT25664BA1339

Priced at Newegg for $109. Buy somewhere else, it can be as low as $95.

Dual Channel, Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model CT2KIT25664BA1339 for $73.99 at Newegg or $69 somewhere else.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148262

The Crucial modules for Triple Channel and Dual Channel are basically the same. For $150, I'd go with 8GB by having Two Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model CT2KIT25664BA1339

I use it on my i7 920 rig with my timings at 7-7-7-19. It's fast enough.
 

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