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corsair vengeance vs g skill ripjaws x

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March 24, 2013 2:58:16 PM

Hello,

Which one should I buy?

corsair vengeance 8gb ddr3 1600mhz C9
g skill ripjaws x 8gb 1600 c9

Or does anyone know a better option for the same money?
March 24, 2013 3:12:43 PM

Azn Cracker said:
Both are good. Buy the cheaper one. I think amazon has the corsair one for 47

here
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-240-Pin-Platfor...

The ripjaws x is actually cheaper over here. It is the bleu ripjaws x with xmp(what does this mean?) but that is only one module(43,-). should I buy the same with 2 modules but without xmp (47,-). The corsair Vengeance costs 51,-
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March 24, 2013 3:16:06 PM

L Helps said:
Azn Cracker said:
Both are good. Buy the cheaper one. I think amazon has the corsair one for 47

here
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-240-Pin-Platfor...

The ripjaws x is actually cheaper over here. It is the bleu ripjaws x with xmp(what does this mean?) but that is only one module(43,-). should I buy the same with 2 modules but without xmp (47,-). The corsair Vengeance costs 51,-


Buy the two module one so you can run dual channel. Its not much of a difference, but probably worth the extra few bucks
March 24, 2013 3:22:48 PM

Alright but do you know if wich one is better? Also saw the ares, are those good ones?
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March 24, 2013 3:36:31 PM

L Helps said:
Alright but do you know if wich one is better? Also saw the ares, are those good ones?


Once again, just get the cheaper ones. Ram doesnt really affect performance (in gaming) as long as you have enough and 8gb is plenty. Both corsair and gskill are good brands.

The ares ram are probably just the same ram modules with a different heatsink. No other difference from what I can tell.
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March 24, 2013 6:11:20 PM

There has been talk going around about Ares being hard on your system, so for now I would steer clear of it, but for the Ripjaws X vs. Vengeance, I would lean toward G.Skill RAM just because of the reviews I've read on third party websites. But as for the best, they both have the same performance, so it depends on your specific requirements, the Vengeance has a really tall heatsync, which can be a good or bad thing depending on your case, if your case has bad airflow, having the extra heatsync may help keep your RAM at proper temperatures, but if you have a large CPU fan in a smaller MoBo, the heatsync may get in the way of your CPU cooler.
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March 25, 2013 10:09:46 AM

DDR3 runs very cool, a large heat spreader is not necessary. ;) 

There is no such thing as Ares series being hard on a system. High frequency and high capacity will always be more stressful for any system (CPU memory controller), that is a general fact.

Just get the cheapest memory or the one you think looks best. You won't be disappointed with G.Skill!

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March 25, 2013 2:11:52 PM

I have tried both with no performance difference.
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March 25, 2013 6:51:12 PM

I only run Gskill and have never been disappointed.
March 26, 2013 2:10:27 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
I only run Gskill and have never been disappointed.

Do you also know if the ares are good?

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