I have to admit, I don't know a whole lot about RAM, so this might seem like an odd question to the more experienced among us.
I'm building a new system and ordered 8 gigs (4 sticks of 2) of 1600MHz 9-9-9-24 DDR3 memory (Corsair XMS3). I noticed a deal online today for 8 gigs (2 sticks of 4) 1333MHz 9-9-9-20 DDR3 (OCZ Gold), which would allow me to upgrade to 16 gigs later on if I needed to (my mobo accepts up to 16 gigs of memory in its 4 slots). Both options are dual channel.
My question is whether I would notice much of a difference in the performance of the ram as is and whether it would be worth worrying about going for 16 gigs at all. This PC will be used primarily for gaming and productivity (MS Office, etc.). Also, any thoughts on the reputation of OCZ versus Corsair?
Thanks in advance for any help.