been working on this for a year now
its still a work in progress... but u should do a lil research on the term dual channel... from what I hear its more of a selling pitch....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nSX2taw-Y4
No, I myself have built numerous machines. I would myself rather go two RAM sticks vs. one for the sole reason of memory dissipation. Also for budget reasons, I've seen twin packs being cheaper than the single stick package. Either way this is a really nice build in component picking and happy you chose 1866 vs 1600mhz frequency. In time though, pull your cables in to the back of the case if they can fit, it will look neat and let better air flow.
You mean heat dissipation? Unless you're running high frequency ram (which hasn't really shown much benefit except in APUs) I believe most of the time you don't actually need the heat spreaders. As far as one stick versus two it literally doesn't matter unless you're working with a program specifically designed to utilize the feature (almost none?).
TLDR: RAM is RAM is RAM, just make sure it works with the mobo (pins, XMP, height of heat spreaders, etc). 8GB for gaming, 16GB for productivity.
LinusTT DRR4 vs DDR3:
DDR2 vs DDR3:
1x8GB vs 2x8GB:
Yeah, heat dissipation, sorry. I have seen a few cases where it did increase the motherboards temperature. Thus why I stated what I said. I also do remember that in Intel dual channel input does have an increase of performance. I can throw links as well but a Google search for recent testings can do the job. I don't want to discredit your statement but your links are old. We aren't talking about DDR4. But yes RAM is RAM.
By all means, if you can find demonstrations that show high frequency or dual channel improvements in anything other than synthetic benchmarks (AIDA64 is synthetic) link them. The DDR2 and DDR4 comparison links were just to reinforce the point that over 12 years RAM hasn't really seen much improvement.
(Last year wasn't that long ago)
yea those cables were killing me, this was my 1st case with cable management holes... i ddint realuize thats what the zip ties were for and chucked them...lol... but beyog that i havent done dual channel because i never seen pass 5gb useage.