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Which set of RAM should i get? Kingston or Corsair?

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May 25, 2013 9:52:12 AM

Hello. I want to ask what RAM would be best? I have a Asrock Z77 Pro4-m Motherboard and I5-3570k. I have budget of around £50 and wanting to buy 8gb now and another 8gb in a month or so.

Also i will be buying Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU cooler as I'm wanting to upgrade from stock cooler so hopefully that won't get in the way of the RAM.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/310670064457 (kingston)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/310657782738 (corsair)

I think both are unbuffered non-ecc ram as i will be mainly using them for gaming so i am wanting best i could get for about £50. Any suggestions?

I'm looking for 2x4gb unbuffered/non-ecc.
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May 25, 2013 9:59:38 AM

The Corsair kit is rated at 1.5V whereas the Kingston kit is rated at 1.65V. So that's an advantage in favor of Corsair. Both kits are low-profile, so they won't get in the way of the cooler. Just install the memory before the cooler.
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May 25, 2013 10:03:08 AM

Sakkura said:
The Corsair kit is rated at 1.5V whereas the Kingston kit is rated at 1.65V. So that's an advantage in favor of Corsair. Both kits are low-profile, so they won't get in the way of the cooler. Just install the memory before the cooler.


Okay thanks. There's a few more in the link below. So would corsair still be the best to go for?

http://www.cclonline.com/category/408/PC-Components/Mem...
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May 25, 2013 10:04:22 AM

i'd personally go with corsair, but be warned about that ebay retailer selling it - they use yodel for delivery. if you've never heard of them google it for all sorts of endless hatred.
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May 25, 2013 10:05:17 AM

jpoos said:
i'd personally go with corsair, but be warned about that ebay retailer selling it - they use yodel for delivery. if you've never heard of them google it for all sorts of endless hatred.


Ah yeah i've heard of them. I may end up just buying from cclonline website
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May 25, 2013 10:06:06 AM

Get the 8GB corsair.
Because you want the other later, so you are better get the single 8 RAM now and get other for the dual mode.
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May 25, 2013 10:06:22 AM

Janny1993UK said:
Sakkura said:
The Corsair kit is rated at 1.5V whereas the Kingston kit is rated at 1.65V. So that's an advantage in favor of Corsair. Both kits are low-profile, so they won't get in the way of the cooler. Just install the memory before the cooler.


Okay thanks. There's a few more in the link below. So would corsair still be the best to go for?

http://www.cclonline.com/category/408/PC-Components/Mem...

You could consider this Crucial Ballistix Sport kit too.
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May 25, 2013 10:07:49 AM

cin19 said:
Get the 8GB corsair.
Because you want the other later, so you are better get the single 8 RAM now and get other for the dual mode.


wouldn't 4x4gb be better? or just 2x8gb?
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May 25, 2013 10:09:16 AM

Sakkura said:
Janny1993UK said:
Sakkura said:
The Corsair kit is rated at 1.5V whereas the Kingston kit is rated at 1.65V. So that's an advantage in favor of Corsair. Both kits are low-profile, so they won't get in the way of the cooler. Just install the memory before the cooler.


Okay thanks. There's a few more in the link below. So would corsair still be the best to go for?

http://www.cclonline.com/category/408/PC-Components/Mem...

You could consider this Crucial Ballistix Sport kit too.


Well whichever is the best :p  so thats why i am looking for answers :D 
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May 25, 2013 10:09:38 AM

Janny1993UK said:
cin19 said:
Get the 8GB corsair.
Because you want the other later, so you are better get the single 8 RAM now and get other for the dual mode.


wouldn't 4x4gb be better? or just 2x8gb?

Theoretically, 4x4GB and 2x8GB are equally good. In practice, 2x8 is a bit better. Less chance of a faulty stick, and it's easier for the memory controller with 2 sticks than 4.

But in the meantime, 1x8GB is going to be a lot slower than 2x4GB.
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May 25, 2013 10:16:16 AM

Janny1993UK said:
Well whichever is the best :p  so thats why i am looking for answers :D 

Well, I think they're about equally good. Pick whatever looks shinier. :p  Or maybe the vendor you prefer. I guess cclonline is better than ebay + yodel.
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May 25, 2013 10:18:57 AM

Sakkura said:
Janny1993UK said:
Well whichever is the best :p  so thats why i am looking for answers :D 

Well, I think they're about equally good. Pick whatever looks shinier. :p  Or maybe the vendor you prefer. I guess cclonline is better than ebay + yodel.


haha yeah :p  plus i could pick them up from ccl if i wanted. Okay so my choice is 2x8gb. (1x8gb now then another later) what would be a good one to get since im choosing 8gb. Link below shows all 8gb ones.

http://www.cclonline.com/search/?q=1x8gb
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May 25, 2013 10:51:32 AM

Sakkura said:
Hmm, in that case...

There's this Kingston DDR3-1600 CL10, or this Kingston DDR3-1600 CL9. The latter is just very slightly faster, but costs a few pounds more.


Okay thanks everyone :)  i guess i will be getting 1x8gb CL9 HyperX (£56) got to wait till monday :(  oh well this 4gb of ram will do until then (1 of them is faulty but still works so thats why i want them replacing)
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August 17, 2013 5:58:28 AM

For what it's worth, I just had an 8GB stick of Crucial Ballistix Sport go bad on my new build. I was here researching better replacement.

Sakkura said:
Janny1993UK said:
Sakkura said:
The Corsair kit is rated at 1.5V whereas the Kingston kit is rated at 1.65V. So that's an advantage in favor of Corsair. Both kits are low-profile, so they won't get in the way of the cooler. Just install the memory before the cooler.


Okay thanks. There's a few more in the link below. So would corsair still be the best to go for?

http://www.cclonline.com/category/408/PC-Components/Mem...

You could consider this Crucial Ballistix Sport kit too.


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