pc6400 or pc8500 for the same price?

St0o

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Im about to build a new system.

e6600
Nforce 680i
Geforce 8800gtx
4gb of?....

Im going to get 4gb of memory, i was going to get pc6400
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?action=c2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=119738

But then I noticed this pc8500 for nearly the same price
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-082-OC&groupid=701&catid=8&subcat=817

Basically my question is which should i go for? The Ocz is faster but the timings are higher?

Also one last question why the big difference in price on the Ozc, has ocers made a mistake? if so I will be getting the Corsair
ozc £229.98 inc VAT http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-082-OC&groupid=701&catid=8&subcat=817
ozc £176.24 inc VAT http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/120453
 

moogles

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if you get the corsair you can probably run it at the OCZ's speeds with a bit of overclocking. the ocz one looks good, its cheaper because the timings are higher, but it might still overclock a bit. as for the ebuyer and overclockers pricing. its probably the price they get with their supplier. its the same amount of ram. its just like all suppliers have. some have items cheaper than others etc.
 

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If you are going to be doing some serious OC'ing then get the 8500, but if you arent then get the 6400. Still the 6400 memory will be able to get you to 3.6ghz before you even go above 800mhz, and my guess are that you could get 900mhz out of them atleast so I would say if you plan to OC to 4.05ghz or lower then get the 6400, if you wish to try for higher then get the 8500! Thats what I would do just so I would have the lower timings, though It doesnt mean all that much on the Intel systems. Its still nice to have.

Best,

3Ball