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    hi,im building a new rig and was not sure what the MHz and timing of ram are about so are they very important?
     
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    If your not going to overclock then no not really. But a better question would be this is what I want to do. And this is how much money I have to spend. What parts do i need

    For example if your building a Home theater pc and just wan to watch netflicks, movies, blueray and some surfing then the difference between 1333 and 1600 is none. But if you want to build a high end gaming PC then its going to make a difference
     
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    Most of the time RAM choice comes down to aesthetics, reliability, Low profile heatsinks or not (many large aftermarket coolers may require you to use low profile RAM) and brand preference anymore. Speed with DDR3 isn't really much of an issue unless you're buying an AMD APU processor.

    You won't see really that -much- of a difference between DDR3 RAM, although DDR3-1600mhz CAS 9 seems to be right now the sweet spot for price / performance.
     
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    is vengeance 1600mhz cl9 16gb good??
     
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    for high end gaming and im gonna do lots of overclocking
     
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    For the most part it's overkill beyond 8GB right now unless you're doing 3d modeling, CAD, or running a server.
     
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    ok,thx for the help
     
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    thx but i cant find these sets of ram in the shop im going to buy my stuff from but they do have 8GB Vengeance and 8GB HyperX kits,both at 1866MHz so which i better?
     
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    I'd say the Corsair Vengeance, although that is just my personal preference for the brand and aesthetics.
    You won't see much difference between the two most likely.
     
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    lol the vengeance does look coolerXD
     
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    Looks are important :)
     

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