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K007 01-11-11 06:49 AM

Which ram to go for? i7 2600k build
Hey guys, i've been out of the loop on dd3 ram, i am on a ddr2 rig with c2d..and want to upgrade my system to the new i7...

i got my motherboard sorted out...probably be asus pro or asus maximius (which eva i can get hold of), cpu 2600k, but with the ram i am not sure what to go for...

i want to get 8gb, 4x2 sticks...

these are some of the options i have

CORSAIR 8GB (2x 4GB) CMT8GX3M2A2000C9 DOMINATOR®GT 2000mhz - Ultra-low 9-10-9-27 latency; $270AUD

Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8 DDR3 1600MHz 8-8-8-24 - $192AUD

For the increase cost, just a bit higher timings, faster speed, airflow fan (i am not sure if this will actually fit on the 1155 boards...they all seem so tight between the ram/cpu..

CPU Cooler - Zalman CNPS9900 MAX

Case - Cooler Master HAF-X RC-942

1200W "Corsair" AX-1200 ATX Power Supply - $370AUD

I am going to stick with my 5870, i think with the cpu upgrade its going to give it a bit of a boost.

MikeC 01-11-11 07:55 AM

Re: Which ram to go for? i7 2600k build
This article may be helpful.


Bman212121 01-11-11 10:46 AM

Re: Which ram to go for? i7 2600k build
Wow that is a really excellent article. Once again the memory is no longer a major limiting factor for most computers. Unless you're heavily threading it doesn't make any difference.

Patriot has a nice little set as well. Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PGD38G1600ELK

It's only 9-9-9-24 but might come in quite a bit cheaper.

It's also only 2 dimms, so you could add 2 more later if you wanted 16GB of ram.

K007 01-11-11 01:55 PM

Re: Which ram to go for? i7 2600k build

Originally Posted by MikeC (Post 2375802)

Yep thanks for that mate :). I saw it on the front page news after i posted it.

Going with the 1600/cheaper ones. Gaming wise...it had no advantage at all to justify the increase cost.

Viral 01-11-11 04:51 PM

Re: Which ram to go for? i7 2600k build
You should be happy with that. I plan to buy a speed grade or two above the standard supported speed of the CPU/mobo (for overclock) and lowish latency for the cost. With a 2600k you don't even need to OC the memory so buying faster speed is optional even. Of course it still helps for future proofing. That Corsair 1600 cas8 is pretty much fits the bill. RAM is cheap now too, only 6 months ago all 8GB kits were over $280AUD.

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