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RAM Question
08-16-2011, 07:53 PM,
#1
RAM Question
Hey (:

I have a question regarding the different brands of RAM to use in building a new PC.

On this guide MathieuB recommends the Kingston HyperX 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3K4/16GX which is 120$. Would I be better off getting the CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B which is 95$ at newegg right now? Performance-wise which is better?

The Kingston HyperX runs at a latency timing of 9-9-9-27 at 1.65V operating voltage while the Corsair Vengeance runs at 9-9-9-24 at 1.5V.

What do the latency numbers mean? Which should I get? Thanks in advance guys.
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08-16-2011, 08:05 PM,
#2
RE: RAM Question
From a performance and price point of view, the Corsair Kit is better. However, it is also equipped with ridiculously high heatsinks, which will get in the way if you use them when an after-market CPU Cooler. This is why I recommend the Kingston kit, because I know that it will be compatible with the majority of configurations.
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08-16-2011, 08:31 PM,
#3
RE: RAM Question
Ah. Thanks for the awesomely quick reply. 8D

So would the only way of finding out whether or not it would get in the way be to actually buy them and try? I'd like to reduce the price of the PC as much as possible without hindering performance.

I'm pretty much sticking to your guide of a T7 gaming PC so I'll be using the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler.

Sorry if all this sounds stupid Sad First time attempting to build a PC with only the knowledge of a high school "Computer Repair" course which was an easy A cause all we had to do was find the answers in a textbook and copy them onto the tests!
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08-16-2011, 08:40 PM,
#4
RE: RAM Question
RAM performance isn't that important. Go for reliable RAM with low heatsinks.
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08-16-2011, 08:46 PM,
#5
RE: RAM Question
Righty-o thanks. (:
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