3 diffrent memory choices.. CANT DECIDE! please help =)
My system specs (currently) are:
AMD Athlon FX-57
2gb corsair value ram ddr400
2x nvidia g78gt (upgrading to a g80gtx or a (also notice i said "a"... sli is bologna) x2kxtx come dx10 time)
now obviously the weakest link in my system is the ram. ive learned a LOT since i got my comp, and that's that ram is not just ram if you want to OC. and my ram just isnt cutting it lmao.
now these are my contenders:
OCZ ddr500 3-3-2-8 2048MB (2x1024MB) (~200$)
Corsair XMS ddr550 (idk the timings) 2048MB (2x1024MB) (~300$)
G.Skill ddr600 TCCD 2.5-4-4-8 (i think) 1024MB (2x512MB) (~200$)
im getting this so i can OC my CPU a bit but at the end of the day its all for gaming.. i really want the ddr600 but the 1GB of ram is going to kill me in games like EQ2 (which is the game i play) isn't it? now theres the ddr550 2GB for 100$ more than ddr500 (which is hefty price for 50mhz faster), but i think that 2GB is a neccesity. then theres the ddr500 which i think is the best way to go....
what do you guys think? how much extra performance will i get out of 50mhz? is it worth the extra cash? and is 2gb a neccesity in eq2? will the performance boost of 200mhz (i have ddr400 currently) overcome the fact i have half my memory?
i kind of think the 1GB is out of the question though.. oh well what is all of you guys' thought's?
[CPU: e6600 @ 3300 MHz] // [MB: ASUS P5N-E SLi] // [RAM: Patriot 'eased latency' PC2-6400 @ DDR800 5-4-4-12-2T] // [GPU: 8800GTX @ 650/1000/1600 (volt modded)] // [HDD: 2x Cavier 500GiB stripe] // [Chassis: Thermaltake Armor VA8000 (black)] // [PSU: Aspire(Apevia) 680w] // [OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64][Cooling: water cooled GPU and CPU]
^ (9/7/2010): Ha, I remember when that was the stuff. My water cooling has since leaked and fried my mobo. So now I'm rocking an MSI laptop with an i5 430m :)