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Old 05-16-2012, 04:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi i currently have a 8gb of this
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-4GBPK
and was wondering if is worth upgrading to DD3 1600. will it really make a difference? or is it a waste
i have some credit on amazon i was going to go for full 16gb but i think i might go with 8gb for now that if is worth upgrading.

i have the rampage formula III
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-4GBPK
some of you might remember i had trouble with the mobo well it turned out to be the a faulty pc case blew my freaking mind lol.

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What will you be using it for? For gaming, it won't give you any boost.

16GB is totally overkill. You'll rarely use 1/3 of that allotted 16GB. Save the money for an SSD.

I run the Ripjaws X version of that.
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ahh so is not worth it? and yes its was for gaming and i do have a SSD as main
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New GFX card?
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i have a superclocked gtx 560 2gb ddr5
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SLI?
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no i tho about doing SLI but if i do ill have to change my psu i have a corsair 650 psu
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well thanks for the info man. I'm glad i asked before i wasted 100 bucks lol
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no i tho about doing SLI but if i do ill have to change my psu i have a corsair 650 psu
The Corsair 650 can do two GTX560s.
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really but it only has the 2 pci e power cords. the 560 is using both plugs. so that meas ill have to use ide to pci e plug adapters?
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