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Old 12-06-2010, 10:55 PM   #1
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Default Choosing my ram...

My setup will be:
Intel i7 930 OR maybe a 950 if Newegg still doesnt have any 930s
GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58

Which ram would be the best to get?

G.Skill 12g 1333 (PC3 10666)

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CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB 1600 (PC3 12800)
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Old 12-06-2010, 11:58 PM   #2
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Neither. Get 6GB of reasonably priced RAM. The slight performance increase you'll get just doesn't justify the cost.
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Old 12-07-2010, 03:02 AM   #3
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Why do you need so much RAM?
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Old 12-07-2010, 03:19 AM   #4
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Personally i'd go with the 1600Mhz 6GB Corsair Dominators.

The i7's like 1600Mhz speeds and the Dominators are reliable modules.
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Old 12-09-2010, 11:49 PM   #5
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Why do you need so much RAM?
Why not? Im building a gaming pc. And I have money to spend.

And I thought the Dominators would be better. just wasnt sure if having 12 gigs would be best.
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Why not? Im building a gaming pc. And I have money to spend.

And I thought the Dominators would be better. just wasnt sure if having 12 gigs would be best.
12GB RAM is ok if your going to score video's/heavy audio editing/production. Otherwise 6GB is more than enough, for a gaming rig.
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Old 12-10-2010, 10:28 PM   #7
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Why do you need so much RAM?

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Why not? Im building a gaming pc. And I have money to spend.

And I thought the Dominators would be better. just wasnt sure if having 12 gigs would be best.
Do you plan on using a 64bit operating system so that you can put the RAM to use?
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Old 12-11-2010, 01:41 PM   #8
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Of course.
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There is no reason you would need 12gb of ram, don't waste your money.

Do what foothead said.
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As was said, 6GB is plenty for gaming, however, I wouldn't take either of the sets you listed, 12GB is overkill, Corsair Dominator is very over priced, all you get is a fancy heatsink and "higher quality" chips than standard XMS3, the quality is so much better that stock performance is identical and overclocking is just as good on XMS 3as on the dominators...

But I would take neither the XMS3 nor the Dominators, I'd take G.Skill Ripjaws:

Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8T-6GBRM

Much cheaper, same frequency, same timings and the quality is still excellent. So far as performance and overclockability, the same, often better than the Corsair
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