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Old 07-11-2012, 02:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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OK, guess I will order tomorrow for him, with the Phenom as linked, unless someone posts other thoughts or I can find a better GPU for same price or less. .

Is there any real benefit to getting a higher speed RAM? The one listed above is a Gskill sniper series Newegg.com - G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL11D-8GBSR at 2133 at case latency of 11-11-11-30 = $59 minus $10 promo= $49 or should I get a little cheaper ram = Gskill RipJaw 1600 9-9-9-24 Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL for $46? Obviously the $3 is irrelevant- but will the phenom and the MOBO as found above utilize the Ram speed or will it create problems. While I have flashed a bios and overclocked a CPU slightly I am no high level tech person that will tweak and tweak in the bios to get the Ram to work at 2133. So, will it be more of a pain or will it work pretty well without tweaking it? or worst case scenario will it run at 1600 and if he or I get better we can tweak it later to its full potential?
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Sorry for the re-post mods , but the links failed again on my edit post.

Is there any real benefit to getting a higher speed RAM? The one listed above is a Gskill sniper series Newegg.com - G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL11D-8GBSR at 2133 at case latency of 11-11-11-30 = $59 minus $10 promo= $49 or should I get a little cheaper ram = Gskill RipJaw 1600 9-9-9-24 Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL for $46? Obviously the $3 is irrelevant- but will the phenom and the MOBO as found above utilize the Ram speed or will it create problems. While I have flashed a bios and overclocked a CPU slightly I am no high level tech person that will tweak and tweak in the bios to get the Ram to work at 2133. So, will it be more of a pain or will it work pretty well without tweaking it? or worst case scenario will it run at 1600 and if he or I get better we can tweak it later to its full potential?
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OK - just my luck ordered the parts and the 6950 goes on sale for only $20 more- bummer. I ended up ordering the 1600 Mhz RAM.
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