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Corsair XMS3 or G.Skill Ares

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September 26, 2013 6:43:05 AM

Can anyone help me choose between Corsair XMS3 2x2GB 1600Mhz(http://www.corsair.com/memory-by-product-family/xms-cla...) at $60 and G.Skill Ares 2x4GB 1600MHz(http://www.gskill.com/en/product/f3-1600c9d-8gao) at $100.
I will use this in the Gigabyte GA-Z77MX-D3H with the Core i3 3225 CPU.
I have the money but if i can save I will, but I want quality hardware, besides I want to install a hackingtosh and I read that the Corsair is not compatible,what do you think?
Can you help me choose?

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September 26, 2013 7:38:36 AM

If you want to save the money for something else then I recommend to buy the 2X 4GB 1333MHz cl8 1.5V RAM kit, because i3 does support 1600MHz and 1333Mhz RAM, but for intel system there is not big difference in performance between those RAM speed. And I don't recommend to buy the 2X2GB kit, because you will waste more money when you upgrade the RAM.
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September 26, 2013 8:35:19 AM

Yes, I want to save for a monitor and a power supply, if the difference is not a big deal between 1600 and 1333 then I will follow your advice.
So I should take the g.skill ares better with the 1333 MHz?
There is too much hardware to choose, and that makes me wonder...
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September 26, 2013 9:32:04 AM

Yes, it is better. If there is not much to choose, then take the 2x4GB g.skill ares RAM.
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