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RAM clock speeds (for gaming). 1600MHz vs. 2133?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by martinlest, Aug 3, 2015.

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  1. martinlest

    martinlest Thread Starter

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    Putting together specs for a mini-PC (I need one for travel - that will go onto a plane as hand luggage, as I spent most of the year abroad working) for gaming, MS Flight Simulator X & FS9, to be precise. Basic specs I am probably going with:

    ASUS® H97I-PLUS: Mini-ITX, LG1150, USB 3.0, SATA 6GBs

    Intel® Core i7-4790k (4.0GHz) 8MB Cache

    4GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 970

    1x480GB KINGSTON HYPERX SAVAGE SSD, SATA 6 Gb/s

    1x240GB KINGSTON HYPERX SAVAGE SSD, SATA 6 Gb/s

    Windows 7 x64 Premium

    But as for the RAM? 16GBs is not so much of an extra layout over 8GBs and 2133MHz RAM not so much more than 1600MHz. However that M/B doesn't support 2133MHz RAM and to get one that does adds some £100 sterling to the overall cost of the PC. So with that M/B I'd get:

    16GB KINGSTON HYPER-X FURY DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz (2 x 8GB)


    Question is, would that be false economy?? It's quite an increase in price and my feeling is MS FS will run great with the 1600MHz RAM, but any input would be welcome.


    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2015
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