Best Budget RAM (What is CAS Latency)


Mar 3, 2013
Hello friends i am building a budget home pc

I am not a gamer
I am not going to overclock

I am recommended

Kingston HyperX DDR3 (6-7-8-9 CAS Latency)
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 (9-9-9 CAS Latency)

Which one is better, Do you have any better option for 8GB RAM at a budget of 50$

What does latency Mean
Is it true that lower the latency faster the RAM
The rule for ram is: lower latency = quicker, higher frequency = faster. The cas latency numbers represent a delay (in cycles) for the time data is requested of the ram to delivery by the ram. The speed of the ram or frequency 1333MHz, 1600MHz etc... more represents speed of the ram with higher numbers there indicating greater data retrieval/throughput
To answer you question of which is better, assuming the frequency is the same, the Kingston kit with it's lower latencies is better
Hope it helps