7 Replies Latest reply on Sep 19, 2010 12:57 PM by Studio North Films

    DDR3/2000 Memory Advice

    FelixUnderwood Level 2

      I thought I should start my own post on the following:

       

      I just ordered 24 gigs of Mushkin DDR3/2000 Ram for a price of around $1000. However, it is CAS 10.  I can still change the order.

       

      This is what I bought, before it became out of stock and deactivated! (CAS 10) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226157

      But what about this (CAS 9) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231386&cm_re=ddr3_2000_ram-_-20-2 31-386-_-Product

      or this (CAS 8):  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231390&cm_re=ddr3_2000_ram-_-20-2 31-390-_-Product

       

         What I'm wondering is what the difference is performance wise, based on the CAS differences. It will be installed on a Gigabyte UD7 moboard with a 980-X. I do plan on overclocking. Just wondering what your thoughts are on whether it's worth the extra $500 to bump up to the GSkill CAS 8 DDR3/2000 vs. the Mushkin CAS 10 DDR3/2000. I edit with lots o' layers. Oh yeah, and what's the difference between a hex kit (I assume that's 6 sticks of memory?) as opposed to a non-hex. I am often up past midnight editing, so if I can gain a 10% or greater performance gain from going from CAS 10 to CAS 8 for $500, I'll gladly pay it. One more thing: my edit source material is HDV and will be AVCHD-Intra in the future. Thanks in advance to you experts! Believe it or not, I'm not a newbie, but you'd never know that by this post! ;-)