ok so i am building the best old xp system i can get. love xp. right now, the system has 3770k @ 4.7, 16gb (3.46gb usable) kingston hyperx savage ddr3 2400 8x2 @ 10-12-12-30-1T-260 1.7v up from 1.65v , and an r7970 lightning @ 1200/1800. i have more stuff than this but no point listing. my question is about the ram. the ram is cl11 2400, original timings are 11-13-14-32-2T-330 1.65v, my new settings (much better, and yes i can notice the dif a bit) is 10-12-12-30-1T-260 1.7v. right now i am getting ~35,000+read ~36000+write etc..in aida64 benchmarks. Its on par with stock trident-x scores (almost exactly the same but only with my better timings). I've heard though that if you buy cl10 memory you can usually bump the timings to cl9? does anyone see any reason to buy trident-x 2400 cl10 over what i'm using now? i've watched a few videos on youtube about how the speed of ram usually makes no difference whatsoever, even between ddr400 and say 2400. Is it worth the ~$200 to go g-skill or just stick with what i got and quit ocd'ing? i want the best performance i can get (for no real reason) that will work with my z77 board.