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Corsair vengeance or G.Skill rip jaw???

Hey guys,
I'm trying to decide whether to get Corsair vengeance (2x4GB) or G.Skill rip jaw (2x4GB). I will game heavily (BF3, crysis 3, watch dogs (yet to come) and gta v (yet to come))and I plan to pair it with:
Asrock z77 extreme4
3570k
zotzc gtx 680
Which one would be a better choice and why?? If any of you have a better option please do tell me:)
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  1. i have never any issues with gskill and i build alot of computers, so i always stick with them, just watch the heatspreader height if you use a tower cooler or get the gskill low pro ram in the ares series
  2. Best answer
    I have used both and both are great. one thing with g.skill i have noticed is i usually can get far better timings @ stock voltage @1T then corsair....though i had one set of corsair extreme that beat any g.skill with lowest timings at stock voltage 1T i ever had.

    either one should make you happy.
  3. atomicWAR said:
    I have used both and both are great. one thing with g.skill i have noticed is i usually can get far better timings @ stock voltage @1T then corsair....though i had one set of corsair extreme that beat any g.skill with lowest timings at stock voltage 1T i ever had.

    either one should make you happy.

    hey again!!! I heard that the vengeance has a tall heat sink which is a pain in the ass!! Also people say that the vengeance has a rating of 7.5 out of 7.9 while the G.skill has a 7.8 out of 7.9. Is this true??
  4. Neither brand actually manufacturers RAM they just rebrand it. They are very likely to be the exact same module underneath the heat spreader if they are rated the same. Both brands use good quality DIMMs and both have lifetime warranties. Get the one that is cheaper or you think looks better.

    An interesting if incomplete list of what RAM you are actually getting when you buy a specific brand. Unless you buy from an actual manufacturer like Samsung or Micron or Elpida ect. you never know what you are going to get.

    http://ramlist.i4memory.com/ddr3/
  5. sridude369 said:
    atomicWAR said:
    I have used both and both are great. one thing with g.skill i have noticed is i usually can get far better timings @ stock voltage @1T then corsair....though i had one set of corsair extreme that beat any g.skill with lowest timings at stock voltage 1T i ever had.

    either one should make you happy.

    hey again!!! I heard that the vengeance has a tall heat sink which is a pain in the ass!! Also people say that the vengeance has a rating of 7.5 out of 7.9 while the G.skill has a 7.8 out of 7.9. Is this true??


    Corsair sells a low profile Vengeance version. GSkill Ripjaws fits under pretty much any heatsink as is. Just don't get tradition Vengeance with an aftermarket cooler.

    As to the WEI, no that's not true. Not that WEI is something you need to pay attention to anyway. It's about useless.

    Don't use Ares with Sandy or Ivy Bridge. The VCCSA/VCCIO voltage it needs is too high. It's fine for AMD systems.
  6. @anort3, What do you mean by "Don't use Ares with Sandy or Ivy Bridge. The VCCSA/VCCIO voltage it needs is too high. It's fine for AMD systems"
    Can you explain wht on earth it is?
  7. sandy/ivy bridge can only handle 1.5 volts for ram...many are 1.65v which will fry your memory controller long term. make sure your volts are set to 1.5v for your ram. i bought ddr3 2400 1.65 but i run it at 2133 at lower volts to prevent damage.
  8. VCCSA/VCCIO is system agent voltage. The Ares modules are designed to work with this voltage approaching the limit of what is safe with Sandy and Ivy bridge CPUs ( ix 2xxx and ix 3xxx series ). The memory controller in a modern system is on the CPU not the motherboard like in older systems. Running at too high a voltage anywhere but especially the memory controller can actually damage the CPU. Ares comes too close or comfort. AMD CPUs are not as sensitive as Intel in this regard and so Ares is fine to use with an AMD system.
  9. @atomicWAR, thanks a lot!! So in the end, both are great?? which one perfroms better??
  10. same...
  11. atomicWAR said:
    sandy/ivy bridge can only handle 1.5 volts for ram...many are 1.65v which will fry your memory controller long term. make sure your volts are set to 1.5v for your ram. i bought ddr3 2400 1.65 but i run it at 2133 at lower volts to prevent damage.


    There are actually 2 voltages to look at. The most common is the RAM voltage. That should be 1.5v. Anything over that voids the CPU warranty. Ares modules may very well be 1.5v here.

    The other voltage is the VCCIO/VCCSA I forget without looking it up what default is but I know for sure that when XMP is enabled Ares modules come very close to the upper limit of what's safe for Sandy and Ivy Bridge. This can degrade the CPU over time.
  12. Ok guys i'm going for the G.skill cause the vengeance seems to be a pain in the ass with the tall heat sinks and the red on on the gskill is awesome!!
  13. I have used it for years. It's good stuff. Good luck with the build! :)
  14. @anort3, thanks man!!
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