Corsair XMS2 800Mhz Decision: C4 or no?

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Let me explain. Perusing Pricegrabber I found XMS2 DDR2 800 RAM for $182.89. I include tax for this RAM. This is NOT C4 latency RAM. However, the cheapest C4 XMS2 800 RAM I can find is $249.00 at Directron.

So, is C4 latency worth $70 more? I plan to push an E6600 past 3 Ghz on a P5W DH deluxe.
 

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Let me explain. Perusing Pricegrabber I found XMS2 DDR2 800 RAM for $182.89. I include tax for this RAM. This is NOT C4 latency RAM. However, the cheapest C4 XMS2 800 RAM I can find is $249.00 at Directron.

So, is C4 latency worth $70 more? I plan to push an E6600 past 3 Ghz on a P5W DH deluxe.

Never skimp on RAM if you care about speed and timings. Cheap ram when overclocking is useless (I just got 350 Mhz from cheap DDR2 800 once). Also update the bios so your motherboard can see your new ram. DDR 1000 is overkill in your case.
 

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Newegg is currently out of stock of the Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400C4. ZipZoomFly has it for $235, before a $40 Corsair mail-in rebate. If you don't mind the mail-in rebate, that's a total price of $195, plus shipping, which for me was $1.99 for 2nd Day Air.
For the $13 difference in price I would get the 6400C4.



http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=85025-6

Thanks for the link, but I'm a poor sap who lives in the great state of California, meaning I get a @#$% sales tax of 7.25%. After factoring in sales tax and the $40 rebate, my final price is $211.97. For the non-C4, after everything it is $180.34. If you can find C4 XMS2 that's closer to or under that price after rebates, tax, and shipping are considered, I'm all ears. But if ZipZoomFly is my best bet, would you say the extra $30 or so is worth it? Remember my OC parameters, thanks everyone.