DDR3 Ram


I'm building an i7 system and I just need some memory.

Not wanting to spend over £100.

Would love 6gb but I know it's highly unlikely I would get some for less than £100 so 4gb will do.

I'm not massively fussed about how good the memory is or wether it has crazy heatsinks on it. I'm not planning on doing any overclocking so basic ram will do.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.


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Yeah I've done that but I just thought there may have been somewhere else that's perhaps not listed on there.

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Thanks for those by the way. Tempted by the 6gb.

Are you going P55 Chipset (Socket LGA1156, I7 860) or X58 Chipset (Socket LGA1366)?

If it is the latter then go with 6GB in 3x2GB for Tri-Channel.

Also any overclocking planned? If so Patriot Viper is the way forward imho.


If it is the latter then go with 6GB in 3x3GB for Tri-Channel..




Ah yes, typo! :whistling:

Hi dude

Have you tried Overclockers

I got some great deals on there!

Indeed, I agree. They have an excellent price on Patriot Viper 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 (1600MHz) Tri-Channel (PVT36G1600ELK)

Currently on offer at £138.50 including postage and Vat. You get free postage if you've been registered at the forums for 90 days and have 250 or more posts (or 100 posts and 12 months). Slightly over budget I know but well worth it for a x58 system which you want to overclock. This is the same Ram they used in their 4.0 and 4.2GHz i7 920/930 bundles so you know it is good stuff.


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Thanks for the replies guys.

The thing is I'm trying to build this system asap cause I'm getting sick of my current system. But I have other things I need to be spending money on (a holiday and a trip to london, amongst other things). So that's why i wanted to keep it cheap.
At the moment I'm looking at OCZ XTC Trip Chan 3x1gb. Then at a later date get another 3x1gb sticks.

Is there any disadvantage to having 6x1gb sticks as opposed to 3x2gb?

Not really, apart from the obvious smaller upgrade potential in future and maybe a slightly harder time overclocking.

Remember that tri-channel DDR3 is only really used on x58 based motherboards, if you are using the cheaper P55 chipset and i5/i7s then you'll just want the dual stick kits.

If you PM me your e-mail address or msn messenger address I'll be happy to assist you.

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I've got a P6TD Deluxe mobo so tri channel is no probs.
I think I'm gona get the 3x1gb sticks and then just add more at a later date.

Initially I didn't really plan on doing much overclocking but the more I read about the potential of the equipment I've got then i think im going to have to!

So far I have:

Intel i7 920
AMD P6TD Deluxe
WD VelociRaptor 300gb HDD

From my current system I have an ATI 5770 and I plan on getting another for the new system and putting them in CrossFire.
I just need this memory and I'm good to go!
Dont know the exact name of my case but it's a CoolerMaster aluminium one and cast around £70 so It's not too bad.

I'd really recommend just going for the Patriot Viper, i7 920s are very clockable and you could easily hit 4GHz with the right cooling.

Any saving you will make on the 3x1GB will be lost when you come to sell where as the Patriot Viper should hold its value well.

Regardless of which way you go, I found an article that might be of interest to you: bit-tech.net/har…g/1

Original Poster

Very helpful mate thank you very much. I'll have a good read over it when i get home tonight.
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