eh, i didnt OC my ram, but i can notice a difference from the corsair (replaced corsair with patriot).
sorry for the newegg, forgot he was in UK
but i have noticed a sizable difference from the corsair value select to the patriot signature, and if youre on budget, skip out on less important things, like optical's and HDDs. or a case, stuff like that.
things that should be quality are video cards, ram, processors, mobos. these things r not thing to skip out on quality, because they basically are the major player in the overall quality of the computer.
IMHO, he should save money on monitors, speakers, mouse, keyboard, and other perphirals, and spend like 80% of the money on those few inside things, to have a very good computer.
this is course coming from a gamer, so im all about performance