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Corsair Dominator vs gskill trident n extreme vs hero

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August 31, 2013 12:48:34 PM

Hi was just wondering why dominator was so more expensive than gskill. I was comparing these two.

http://www.corsair.com/us/dominator-platinum-with-corsa...

http://www.corsair.com/us/dominator-platinum-with-corsa...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And why are these always out of stock or discontinued. Are they trying to push the 1600mhz on people? Are the dominators really that much better? if so I would understand the pricing. Are they worth getting? What are your thoughts about the dominators for a Maximus vi hero. The Maximus vi extreme is only for over clocking correct? Or is the performance better on the extreme?

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August 31, 2013 4:42:41 PM

The Corsair are at CL9 for 2400 in part is part of the expense, it's also that it's it's harder to pair up four sticks than it is two to run together at that freq and the third being Corsair is still new to the high freq sticks and don't have a full production line going, as does say GSkill, GSkill has had 32GB sets of 2400 Tridents for over a year a now (got mine in May last year)

The GSkill 2400 2x8GB set is extremely close performance wise, a bit slower at CL9, but a bit more effective at 2 sticks vs 4 so less stress on the MC (memory controller) - though at the price they want for the Corsairs, you could go up to the Trident 2666 2x8GB set @ $270 and still save a lot of money

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or even go with a full 32GB set of 2400 - AND STILL save money over the price Corsair is asking

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 31, 2013 7:44:09 PM

Tradesman1 said:
The Corsair are at CL9 for 2400 in part is part of the expense, it's also that it's it's harder to pair up four sticks than it is two to run together at that freq and the third being Corsair is still new to the high freq sticks and don't have a full production line going, as does say GSkill, GSkill has had 32GB sets of 2400 Tridents for over a year a now (got mine in May last year)

The GSkill 2400 2x8GB set is extremely close performance wise, a bit slower at CL9, but a bit more effective at 2 sticks vs 4 so less stress on the MC (memory controller) - though at the price they want for the Corsairs, you could go up to the Trident 2666 2x8GB set @ $270 and still save a lot of money

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or even go with a full 32GB set of 2400 - AND STILL save money over the price Corsair is asking

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


In gaming/overall performance which is better higher frequency or lower CL. Wanted to get gskill wasn't sure to stick to 2400 or go to 2600
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August 31, 2013 7:51:46 PM

Gaming doesn't matter much as far as freq 1600/9 will suffice, but overall system performance for multi-tasking, numerous windows, etc, it's actually a combo of freq and CL

i.e. looking at performance sticks - 1600/7 1866/8 2133/9 2400/10 - with these each step up freqwise will show an improvement over the previous step due to the increased bandwidth overcoming the lower CL of the previous step.....Using performance sticks vs more mainstream sticks shows bigger gains, i.e. the mainstream 1600 sets are CL9 vs performance of CL 7 or 8, 2133 is often CL11 vs the 9 mentioned above
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August 31, 2013 10:54:54 PM

In that case I should just go with the gskill 2666 freq with cl 10
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August 31, 2013 11:00:07 PM

The 2666/CL11 maybe? Think I would -actually I did (the 32GB set anyway ;)  )
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August 31, 2013 11:08:33 PM

When going from 16gb to 32 gb 2666 it's the same CL and you notice a big difference in performance? Why did you choose 32GB instead of 16gb. I was thinking of it but wasn't sure of the cons and pros. When you say it is hard on memory controller to have 4 sticks to have 32 does it really impact performance? I'm thinking of going all the way with 32gb
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August 31, 2013 11:16:52 PM

I do a lot with imaging, video, simulation, CAD, all kinds of stuff, more often than not have VMs running, it's not unusual to exceed 24+ GB in usage, got all three of my main rigs at 32GB - started with the SB 2500K
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December 4, 2013 8:53:00 AM

So how does the 2666 cl 12 stack up against the cl 11?
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December 4, 2013 8:56:38 AM

32gb of course
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