CMT16GX3M4X2133C9 vs CMP32GX3M4X1600C10

Which of these two sets do you think I should choose?

  • CMT16GX3M4X2133C9 (16GB, 2133MHz, 9-11-10-27, 1.5V)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • CMP32GX3M4X1600C10 (32GB, 1600MHz, 10-10-10-27, 1.5V)

    Votes: 2 100.0%

  • Total voters
    2

Free Range

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Jun 11, 2012
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I don't really need 32GB of RAM, 16GB should be more than enough, so maybe I should just go for the 2133MHz set? Then again, I might like to mess around a little more with RAM drives, and the 1600MHz set is double the capacity. The MB will take up to 64GB, so if I go for the 32GB set, I might be able to more easily upgrade to 64GB, if I ever wanted to. The two sets are about the same price.

Thanks for any insights.

i7-3930K
ASUS P9X79 WS
 

Free Range

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Jun 11, 2012
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Hoping for a little feedback guys.

Right now I'm leaning toward the 32GB set and then getting another of the same later this year and going for 64GB.

It's kind of hard to justify going that way though since after all I don't need that much RAM except perhaps to load large programs on it. It would give me more flexibility with what I could potentially do with it though.

The somewhat faster 16GB at 2133MHz (I think the RAM bandwidth of the 3930k can take advantage of it, at least more than 1600MHz) should be enough for the foreseeable future, at least with this build. So the only reason to go with the other set would be to make use of a large RAM drive, cache, or similar.

But like I said, I am leaning toward the 32GB set and upgrading it to 64GB later. 1600MHz is fast enough, and if I really wanted to I could try and OC it, though it would be difficult with that amount of RAM.

Excessive speed vs excessive capacity. The capacity would be double while the speed difference would be more marginal, though for general day to day use, the speed might be more relevant.

What do you think?
 

Free Range

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Jun 11, 2012
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I've decided to go for two of the 32GB sets right away. Might as well, and not have to worry about upgrading it later. Hopefully I can get it all to work at 1600MHz without too much finagling.
 

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