Before I Click Buy (RAM Related Question)

GuiltySpark

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Hello everyone. I am ready to order my i7 920 based machine.

The only thing I am unsure of though, is which RAM set I should go for.

Which would be the better out of these sets?

OCZ 'FlexEX' 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 (1600MHz) Tri-Channel (OCZ3FXE1600C7LV6GK)

OCZ Gold 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C8 (1600MHz) Tri-Channel (OCZ3G1600LV6GK)

Corsair Dominator 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C8 (1600MHz) Tri-Channel (TR3X6G1600C8D)

OCZ Gold 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 2000MHz PC3-16000C10 Low-Voltage Triple Channel (OCZ3G2000LV6GK)

Can anyone explain which would be the best? Why? Can anyone suggest a better set?

The rest of my build is as follows:

CPU: Intel Core i7 920 D0 Stepping

Motherboard: Asus P6T Deluxe

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 260

Power: Corsair TX 750W

Thanks guys.
 

nerrawg

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What do you plan on doing with this ram, if you only game for the most part - I would save money on the ram and go for one that is low latency but low speed - but just for the most part cheap. This is because the ram will hardly affect gaming performance. On the other hand if you need a massive memory bandwidth and high throughput - well I would only guess a combination of high speed and low latency is always good. Check this article for more on what speeds are relevant to you:
http://www.techspot.com/article/131-intel-corei7-memory-performance/
 

Helloworld_98

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the 2ghz one, the higher mhz the better in modern builds.

except C2Q builds, then the lower latency the better.

also may I suggest buying most of your build off scan and getting the ram from Overclockers, it will save you a few £'s.
 

GuiltySpark

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I just want the best performing RAM for all round computing in. A bit of everything. My PC is for no one specific task.
 

nerrawg

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- or ebuyer: http://www.ebuyer.com/store/Components , good call helloworld - forgot to mention that

also wondering about what you said about speed because for example in that article I included it shows a 5fps improvement from 1333 speed to 1600 in UT3 (mind you the fps is already an astronomical 200+) but shows a 10 fps increase between 9 latency timings and 8, also looks like 7 latency timing is really overkill - not that much gained,
also higher frequency ram gives you about 1-3 fps extra in newer games like Far Cry 2 in a system that is already at 76 fps at 1920 x 1200, to me that seems pretty insignificant - but maybe its not?
 

GuiltySpark

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I'm still a little unsure of which to get. People seem to have conflicting opinions.

Which should I go for? :(

Sorry for my n00bishness, and thank you so much for your patience everyone.