Which DDR3 kits be better for ocing??

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  1. Rusty X5

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    Hey, looking at getting a 4gig DDR3 1600mhz kit. I'd luv to getting the cheapest, however ocing performance is proirity :thumbup:. I have 3 kits lined up..be using this ram on a X48 mobo to start with, and maybe a P45/790i mobo later. I want to get off the DDR2 band wagon when selecting a x48 board, so mite go the DQ6T..

    G Skill
    http://www.sltech.com.au/shop/gskill-gskill-4gb-2gb-p-30668.html

    OCZ
    http://www.itsdirect.com.au/com_pro...ition__PC12800___OCZ3P16004GK__RAM_Module_Kit

    Or Corsair
    http://www.digitan.com.au/product.php?productid=46375&cat=1651&page=1

    Is the extra $100 premuim worth it for the OCZ or Corsair, overclocking wise..or would the G skill be fine? Eva..ur thoughts?
     
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    hi, im in the same boat as you building a pc and going DDR3 all the way id say that the Gskill would be the best way to go due to the price. I cannot see getting much more performance from the pc due to FSB limitations especially since the new GPUs are out. So Ocing the CPU is a greater priority i think.
     
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    Yer, but u need half decent ram to link up with ur FSB.., crappy ram wont OC very well, leadly to decreased cpu speed...
     
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    Bump..any other comments..wat u guys think?
     
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    One vote for the Corsair kit from me :)
     
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    I think the G.Skill looks good. It's got some tight timings and $100 cheaper. Depends what and how much of an overclock you are going to do?
     
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    I've done DDR3-2000 7-7-7-20 1T with the Dominator DDR2-1800 C7 kit while playing around looking for high frequency with tight timings and wasn't really pushing it either. They've seen DDR3-2100 at CAS 8 lead timings and speeds such as DDR3-1900 6-6-5-18 1T and does speeds such as DDR3-1600 6-6-6-18 1T with ease. This was tested on X48 and 790i chipsets and found very similar results.

    I've also tested a whole swag of models from the likes of G.Skill, Kingston, GeIL, Patriot and OCZ and have found the Corsair kits to be most consistent and dependable - especially when overclocking.

    Sure they cost a little more, but from my experience you pay for the better IC binning and overall quality.

    Don't believe I've tested quite a few? Well I'm not bullshitting :shock: :eek: :p :D

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    Hopefully I can get some free time to look into the different memory configurations - 2x1GB, 2x2GB, 4x1GB, 4x4GB etc. But to answer your question, the Corsair kits currently gets my rep with Kingston and Patriot nipping on the heels.
     
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    what a show off, who does this think this guy is?
     
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    Cool..yer i was thinkin corsair..do the 2x2g kit clock well?
     
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    heheh, wanker :p :lol:

    Yeah mate. Have tested the DHX IN and DHX NV kits of the DDR3-1600 range (7-7-7 for Intel, 9-9-9 for NVIDIA).

    It was just the other week I did some testing of the NV kit for someone in this part of the forum. Basically did DDR3-1600 6-6-6-18 1T and DDR3-1800 7-7-7-20 1T with ease but just couldn't coerce the platform over to hit DDR3-2000 with either CAS 7, 8 or 9 based timings. The Intel binned kit was much the same as well though tested on X48 (P5E3 Premium and Deluxe) rather than 790i Ultra SLI.

    For me at the moment, it's all about time availability. So once I have this time, I'll be sure to explore more than just the straight up obvious timings like DDR3-1800 7-7-7-20 1T etc.
     
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    Hows the Kingston Hyp X?
     
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    Personally I'd be avoiding Kingston and G.Skill for various reasons but mostly reliability hasn't been their strong points for a while [at least in my experience].

    OCZ, Geil, Patriot and Crucial all get thumbs up from me. Corsair I haven't played with in a long time, certainly I know they used to be good.
     
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    Patriot have a good looking set of PC12800.

    Link

    The only kits that seem to be available in AUS atm are the PC10666. Still, they seem to be around the cheapest for performance DDR3. Based on my experience with their DDR2 varieties, i think their LLK kits clock as well if not better than more expensive kits.

    Edit: Woooooo 100 posts :D
     
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