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Subtestube
08-16-06, 08:56 PM
Still in the final planning stages of the new Rig, and I'm deciding on what memory I'll get. Please bear in mind I'm on a budget here (yes, I'm no student, and could afford more, but I don't want to break the bank on things that just aren't worth it for me), so going further upmarket from these kinds of thing aren't worth my while.

Will DDR2 800 be worth my while? I can afford it, but I'm just wondering if the benefit is really there to go with DDR2 800 rather than DDR2 667?

Aaaand, if I do go with DDR2 800 (which is my current plan), which of the following 2 kits do you guys see as preferable (note that my options are very limited by what's actually available here in New Zealand):

http://www.ascent.co.nz/ProductSpecification.aspx?ItemID=347853
(Manufacturer's link: http://corsairmemory.com/corsair/products/specs/TWIN2X2048-6400.pdf)

http://www.pp.co.nz/ProductsJ.php?pp_id=JW00476
(Manufacturer's link: http://www.geil.com.tw/portal/product_DDR2-800UDC.php)

As far as I can tell, the advantage to the Corsair is that I recognise the brand more than I recognise Geil, that the place I'm actually going to buy from has it in stock now, and that it has a lifetime warranty. Geil is mainly good because it's C4, but I'm not really a serious overclocker, so I wasn't sure if that mattered much? (Forgive me - memory timings are still something I'm pretty unfamiliar with).

Recommendations?

mullet
08-17-06, 12:20 AM
Edit -err forgot you were from New Zealand.

Subtestube
08-17-06, 12:25 AM
Bear in mind, those are New Zealand dollars - those are actual NZL websites. The DDR2 Corsair that you're looking at (C4) costs $600 or so here, and the C3 goes for nearly a Grand. Not options! :)

mullet
08-17-06, 12:28 AM
Crap dude I just saw that. Those prices are insane.

Subtestube
08-17-06, 05:11 PM
Aaaand, apologies for bumping this one. Ignore the prices - there's an exchange rate to consider. All I really want to know, is, considering that they're very similar in price, what would you [all of the tiny number of people who've viewed this thread] go for? And, do you consider DDR2 800 to be worth the price premium over DDR2 667?