I see. my supplier asked me to go for quad channel but use only 3 for my board as the price for triple channel and quad is basically the same now. So can i do that? or is best for me to stick for the triple channel kit?
as far as i was told, there is no difference between a quad channel kit and a triple channel kit. the physical difference is one comes with 4 sticks, other comes with 3. and they told me the only real performance difference comes from the motherboard u put it in, whether its triple or quad channel.
im running a R4E, and im using 2 dual channel kits and i dont see any lack of performance in any way.
There is a difference between the quad and triple channel kit. Kits are binned together to work together. All four sticks are binned together in the quad and guaranteed to work together. If you take two triple channel kits and take 3 from one and one from the other you do not have a quad channel kit! The fact you have got away with running two dual channel kits together is luck and/or a strong IMC.
The thinking behind the advice you recieved was semi-sound. You can take 3 modules from a quad channel kit and they will work as a triple channel kit but you might have to make some adjustments to XMP values etc. Later you could use the quad channel in the future or run the kit as two dual channel kits. However it is probably best to buy for what you want to run now. The corsair dominator line ran well on x58. The future will bring better, higher frequencies, faster, DDR4 etc.