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Old February 26, 2011, 05:15 AM
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Default New system what is good cheap ram 1600

I'm building a new gaming system with a Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H motherboard and I would like to know witch is the best ram to buy, I like Mushkin but there are so many to chose from. I've been out of commision for a while so don't look at my signature its old.
AMD Phenom ll 955 BE
Gigabyte 890GPA-UD3H
G.Skill Ripjaw X F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL
Tagan BZ Series 800W Power Supply
WD Cavier SE16 500Gb X2 in Raid 0
Diamond Radeon HD 6970 880MHZ

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Old February 27, 2011, 01:12 AM
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OCZ still has the cheapest all around ram. Although ram is getting cheaper by the day it seems.
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Old February 27, 2011, 01:20 PM
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Not a big fan of OCZ ram, but G. Skill has been a cheap but quality solution to RAM these days. Less failures and incompatibility in comparison. You can find a 2x2 set for around $45.
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Old March 1, 2011, 02:38 PM
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Corsair also has some lower price selections with quality
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Old March 1, 2011, 05:06 PM
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You should be looking at speed/timings and performance-price, rarely ever look at brand name. (i.e. Corsair vs G.Skill... go with cheapest unless you know the ICs on a certain kit and overclockability. G.Skill vs. OCZ... go G.Skill unless you're willing to bet and/or OCZ is significantly cheaper; G.Skill 1333 CL9 vs OCZ 1600 CL8 same price, go OCZ)
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