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for one thats only 2 sticks so dual channel and second its 2400 @ CAS 16 (ew). Now the difference isn't big enough to matter but why not have better overclock abilities and said benfits for $50?

 

edit: now if the ops wants to go the cheapest 32gb route, than yes that would be the best choice. Gskills 32gb (same specs) kit is $333.

 

Yeah, if he wants 32GB then picking up two of the ones IVI recommended is the way to go. If he only wants 16GB and quad channel, it's best to get a quad channel kit for that. If you're already planning to go the X99 route, why stay with dual channel RAM when you can run quad? Eight total DIMM slots on the board, so better to go with four sticks at the start and see where that gets you.

 

The Kingston kits linked earlier would be a great set thanks to the tight 13-14-14 timings and 2666Mhz speed bin. More so than the Ballistix set linked which are 2400Mhz Cl-16. 

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I usually don't like linking other sites but here is a good Anandtech aritcle covering Timings ans speeds. From the slowest to the fastest speeds its upwards of 15fps difference in some games. Other things however have zero impact. So if you are playing games and or overclocking at all, faster ram will help out a more than a 2133 kit.

 

http://anandtech.com/show/8959/ddr4-haswell-e-scaling-review-2133-to-3200-with-gskill-corsair-adata-and-crucial

 

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I usually don't like linking other sites but here is a good Anandtech aritcle covering Timings ans speeds. From the slowest to the fastest speeds its upwards of 15fps difference in some games. Other things however have zero impact. So if you are playing games and or overclocking at all, faster ram will help out a more than a 2133 kit.

 

http://anandtech.com/show/8959/ddr4-haswell-e-scaling-review-2133-to-3200-with-gskill-corsair-adata-and-crucial

 

CHART!

So according that chart the "performance index" of the 2666MHz memory sporting CL13 is 36.67% "faster" in contrast to the 2400MHz sticks at CL16....at a 76% price hike. Even IF that performance would scale linearly for all applications, and not just synthetic benchmarks, which be honest, it will not... it's a already a bad investment and that's in the best possible artificial situation. Your link only further proves my point at how little memory speeds/timings matter lol. I just scanned through the benchmarks and they perfectly outline just how pointless throwing money into better memory of a system should be the very last thing one with excess money to burn should be concerned with...there's ALWAYS a better use for that money.

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I usually don't like linking other sites but here is a good Anandtech aritcle covering Timings ans speeds. From the slowest to the fastest speeds its upwards of 15fps difference in some games. Other things however have zero impact. So if you are playing games and or overclocking at all, faster ram will help out a more than a 2133 kit.

 

http://anandtech.com/show/8959/ddr4-haswell-e-scaling-review-2133-to-3200-with-gskill-corsair-adata-and-crucial

 

CHART!

So according that chart the "performance index" of the 2666MHz memory sporting CL13 is 36.67% "faster" in contrast to the 2400MHz sticks at CL16....at a 76% price hike. Even IF that performance would scale linearly for all applications, and not just synthetic benchmarks, which be honest, it will not... it's a already a bad investment and that's in the best possible artificial situation. Your link only further proves my point at how little memory speeds/timings matter lol. I just scanned through the benchmarks and they perfectly outline just how pointless throwing money into better memory of a system should be the very last thing one with excess money to burn should be concerned with...there's ALWAYS a better use for that money.

 

 

By going with a dual channel kit instead of getting quad channel like the chipset and processor are designed for?

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I usually don't like linking other sites but here is a good Anandtech aritcle covering Timings ans speeds. From the slowest to the fastest speeds its upwards of 15fps difference in some games. Other things however have zero impact. So if you are playing games and or overclocking at all, faster ram will help out a more than a 2133 kit.

 

http://anandtech.com/show/8959/ddr4-haswell-e-scaling-review-2133-to-3200-with-gskill-corsair-adata-and-crucial

 

CHART!

So according that chart the "performance index" of the 2666MHz memory sporting CL13 is 36.67% "faster" in contrast to the 2400MHz sticks at CL16....at a 76% price hike. Even IF that performance would scale linearly for all applications, and not just synthetic benchmarks, which be honest, it will not... it's a already a bad investment and that's in the best possible artificial situation. Your link only further proves my point at how little memory speeds/timings matter lol. I just scanned through the benchmarks and they perfectly outline just how pointless throwing money into better memory of a system should be the very last thing one with excess money to burn should be concerned with...there's ALWAYS a better use for that money.

 

 

By going with a dual channel kit instead of getting quad channel like the chipset and processor are designed for?

 

Again I'm sure it'd make an immeasurable difference whether they're in single channel, dual channel, triple channel or quad channel. Certainly not worth $300

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Also remember those charts are all based on 4 an 8 dimm configurations, which is still quad channel. While the real world performance is minimal in difference, having Quad Channel is faster and the ability to overclock higher and have higher preformance because the link is higher.

 

If I wanted to go the cheapest route, than the crucial is the best option no doubt. If the op wants the preformance for the buck without breaking the bank than those Hyperx is better (at the combo price). Otherwise It would be a toss up of getting the G.Skills 3000 and tighten the timing to 15 @ 2666 and those crucial sticks because than I would be going for the cheapest bang for the buck.

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Also remember those charts are all based on 4 an 8 dimm configurations, which is still quad channel. While the real world performance is minimal in difference, having Quad Channel is faster and the ability to overclock higher and have higher preformance because the link is higher.

 

If I wanted to go the cheapest route, than the crucial is the best option no doubt. If the op wants the preformance for the buck without breaking the bank than those Hyperx is better (at the combo price). Otherwise It would be a toss up of getting the G.Skills 3000 and tighten the timing to 15 @ 2666 and those crucial sticks because than I would be going for the cheapest bang for the buck.

But it's not the best performance for the buck unless he's already running the best i7 with triSLI GTX 980Tis/R9 390Xs and a phase change cooler clocked to the moon with a 1TB PCI-E SSD :lol: .

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I usually don't like linking other sites but here is a good Anandtech aritcle covering Timings ans speeds. From the slowest to the fastest speeds its upwards of 15fps difference in some games. Other things however have zero impact. So if you are playing games and or overclocking at all, faster ram will help out a more than a 2133 kit.

 

http://anandtech.com/show/8959/ddr4-haswell-e-scaling-review-2133-to-3200-with-gskill-corsair-adata-and-crucial

 

CHART!

So according that chart the "performance index" of the 2666MHz memory sporting CL13 is 36.67% "faster" in contrast to the 2400MHz sticks at CL16....at a 76% price hike. Even IF that performance would scale linearly for all applications, and not just synthetic benchmarks, which be honest, it will not... it's a already a bad investment and that's in the best possible artificial situation. Your link only further proves my point at how little memory speeds/timings matter lol. I just scanned through the benchmarks and they perfectly outline just how pointless throwing money into better memory of a system should be the very last thing one with excess money to burn should be concerned with...there's ALWAYS a better use for that money.

 

 

By going with a dual channel kit instead of getting quad channel like the chipset and processor are designed for?

 

Again I'm sure it'd make an immeasurable difference whether they're in single channel, dual channel, triple channel or quad channel. Certainly not worth $300

 

 

 

And if you have never tried messing with mixed quad channel kits on an X99 or X79 platform you really do not have an understanding of how finicky they can be with mixed kits. I have.  Faster kits, tighter timings, tuning the secondary and tertiary timings all come into play on X99 even though you can run XMP 2 profiles of need be.   

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And if you have never tried messing with mixed quad channel kits on an X99 or X79 platform you really do not have an understanding of how finicky they can be with mixed kits. I have. Faster kits, tighter timings, tuning the secondary and tertiary timings all come into play on X99 even though you can run XMP 2 profiles of need be.

 

Ok.... I never said to do that though lol, he COULD get two kits of the Crucial sticks or just one for now until DDR4 isn't so disgustingly overpriced... I still will bet that "only" running dual channel is going to make an infinitesimal difference in real life. In fact if he actually bought both kits and could prove that he's getting 76% better performance then I'd pay for the second kit and take it all back, I'd be surprised to even see a 7.6% of actual improvement in his games/tasks (real not synthetic) :lol: Edited by IVIYTH0S

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DDR4 in dual channel with low speeds and loose timings will provide less performance than DDR3 modules. Its a fact. Until I can get my hands on a 5820 to test I cant really make that comparison between DDR3 quad and Dual channel and DDR4 in Quad and dual channel.  If you look at a comparable Dual channel Haswell Z97 system and a Quad Channel Haswell variant strictly looking at the memory sub system and bandwidth results you can get an idea of the swing in performance potential doing memory intensive tasks.  When it comes to a GPU limited test the rest of the system is almost irrelevant until you start testing AMD and Intel systems. There you see a difference.

 

If you are buying high end hardware there is a cost of entry, Don't handicap the system right out of the gate. Go quad channel with a 16GB kit to start then add on if you need it for your usage model.   

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DDR4 in dual channel with low speeds and loose timings will provide less performance than DDR3 modules. Its a fact. Until I can get my hands on a 5820 to test I cant really make that comparison between DDR3 quad and Dual channel and DDR4 in Quad and dual channel.  If you look at a comparable Dual channel Haswell Z97 system and a Quad Channel Haswell variant strictly looking at the memory sub system and bandwidth results you can get an idea of the swing in performance potential doing memory intensive tasks.  When it comes to a GPU limited test the rest of the system is almost irrelevant until you start testing AMD and Intel systems. There you see a difference.

 

If you are buying high end hardware there is a cost of entry, Don't handicap the system right out of the gate. Go quad channel with a 16GB kit to start then add on if you need it for your usage model.   

And you act like "just DDR3 speeds" will matter either, you're missing the point here :lol:

 

But fine to put the quad channel debate to rest: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233716&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=happy, they've got tighter timings too for the same price as the Crucials I see no problem recommending these since they're the same price.

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So you guys think the 13-14-14 timing with kingston isn't that great of an improvement? I mean it's a combo with the CPU i picked out so It's like the same price as getting the other 16 GB Quad Channel G Skill RAM, Either way i'm sticking with 16 GB because I don't do video editing just audio editing so I doubt I would ever need more than 16 GB. However I just want the best RAM that will prevent my DAW Software from Crashing and having problems with performance. Because the software I use allows me to load audio samples into RAM which is amazing! Thanks again for all the replies.

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