Deciding on ram

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  1. hunterking

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    I just finished building my new system and ordered some kingston value 512mb pc3200 ram which had some plastic glue on it and would not run so I returned it. Now I im planning on going dual channel (1gb total) and do not know whether to go pc3200,3500, 3700, or even 4000. Im relatively new to overclocking and I want something that can let me get a decent overclock on my 64 3000+.

    Im currently looking at Kingmax as it seems the best bang for the buck. If this brand reliable and is it worth it to buy the ram that can handle the speeds already? Other suggestions would be appreciated I do not want to spend over $170
    Kingmax PC3500

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    need some recommendations please help me out!
     
  3. fastvfr

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    Limiting your DDR budget is never a good idea, IMHO...this restricts you to choices from the Bargain Lines most companies offer...which are just that.

    OCZ and Corsair are both excellent, so make sure you check around for special deals, promotions and overstock sales before you settle on a cheap set you'll regret buying.

    Personally, I'd go for PC3200 or PC3500 with tight latencies, but that will certainly take you over $200.

    Remember, though, when spending money on PC parts, buying cheap parts = an earlier upgrade and less satisfaction in the long run.

    You'll have this RAM for a good long time, long after you don't miss the cash you spent on it anymore, so you might consider upping the ol' budget a bit and treating yourself to some 'good stuff'!!

    GL
     
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