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PNY XLR8 Edition 8GB vs GeIL Enhance CORSA 8GB help

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November 11, 2013 8:37:02 AM

I'm on a budget build of around £450 and i spotted the PNY XLR8, which is only £37, compared to the GeIL Enhance CORSA which is £56 and currently out of stock.

The major difference i've noticed between them is that the PNY XLR8 is lacking all the fancy cooling fins and plastic case, but in various places people seem to be saying that these are merely for marketing purposes.

Anyway I would be grateful if someone could tell me if its safe to save some money and go with the cheaper option, or pay the extra and go with the more expensive one.
Thanks in advance for any replies!

p.s. this is my build so far

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£83.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard (£74.24 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: GeIL Enhance CORSA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£56.64 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£43.88 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card (£133.99 @ Aria PC)
Case: Cooler Master K280 ATX Mid Tower Case (£32.12 @ Dabs)
Case Fan: Arctic Cooling Arctic F12 74.0 CFM 120mm Fan (£3.63 @ Ebuyer)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£48.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £477.48
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-11 16:36 GMT+0000)

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November 11, 2013 8:49:54 AM

No change in performance can be expected.
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November 11, 2013 8:58:02 AM

Thanks for the reply
Just to confirm then, I won't wont notice any performance difference if I go for the cheaper ram?
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