which ram to choose?

nattydreds

Distinguished
Apr 30, 2007
60
0
18,630
0
im building a new budget gaming system and was wondering which ram would be best to get. im using an e4300 and ds3 mobo and intent to overclock to 3 ghz so i wont need 2 overclock whatevr ram i decide to get.

its come down to 2 choices:

kingston valueram 2gb pc-6400 cl5
http://c1com.co.nz/shop/step1.php?number=10025

crucial ballistix 2gb pc-6400 cl4
http://c1com.co.nz/shop/step1.php?number=6695


the valueram is $40 cheaper but im not sure what the reliability and performance of this ram is compared to the crucial. also if i do decide on the kingston, would i be able to set it back to 667mhz and tighten timings to 4-4-4-12? which ram do u think will be best for my system? thnx.
 

Dahak

Distinguished
Mar 26, 2006
1,267
0
19,290
2
The CRUCIAL BALLISTIX is awesome memory.It overclocks much easier than the KINGSTON as it is designed for it.Go with the crucial.Goodluck.

Dahak

AMD X2-4400+@2.6 TOLEDO
EVGA NF4 SLI MB
2X EVGA 7950GT KO IN SLI
4X 512MB CRUCIAL BALLISTIX DDR500
WD300GIG HD/SAMSUNG 250GIG HD
ACER 22IN WIDESCREEN LCD 1600X1200
THERMALTAKE TOUGHPOWER 850WATT PSU
COOLERMASTER MINI R120
3DMARK05 13,471
 

nattydreds

Distinguished
Apr 30, 2007
60
0
18,630
0
well i wont b overclocking the ram so that part doesnt matter. i just want 2 know what the quality of the kingston is like, or whether or not its better just 2 pay for the more expensieve pair.
 

Dahak

Distinguished
Mar 26, 2006
1,267
0
19,290
2
In that case buy the KINGSTON as it is cheaper and will meet your needs just fine as long as you don't intend to oc too much.Goodluck.

Dahak

AMD X2-4400+@2.6 TOLEDO
EVGA NF4 SLI MB
2X EVGA 7950GT KO IN SLI
4X 512MB CRUCIAL BALLISTIX DDR500
WD300GIG HD/SAMSUNG 250GIG HD
ACER 22IN WIDESCREEN LCD 1600X1200
THERMALTAKE TOUGHPOWER 850WATT PSU
COOLERMASTER MINI R120
3DMARK05 13,471
 

Similar threads