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Memory specialist wanted! Crucial Ballistix Tactical 1600MHz C8 Vs G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16Gb 2133MHz C9

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December 18, 2013 1:37:16 PM

Dear all,

I am currently building the following system: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-1933739/build-ad...

I would like to know which memory would be better/faster, considering they are the same price:

1.

https://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/RAM/DDR3/Dua...

2.

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/5Vlw


I look forward to hearing your thoughts!

Thank you!

Edd677
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December 18, 2013 1:42:12 PM

The bottom kit is a better kit, will probably do CL7 @ 1600 MHz if you wanted them to. and going from 1600 cl8 to 2133 CL9 would be a boost to bandwidth for sure. I wouldn't pay a ton more for the 2133 kit but since they are the same price, and I actually prefer Gskill over any brand I would jump on them.
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December 18, 2013 1:44:29 PM

^Yes, second kit.
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December 18, 2013 1:44:42 PM

both will give you almost equal performance....the ripjaws x has a slight bit of an edge there due to that higher bandwidth.

if its just for games you are free to choose any....but for photo and video editing and other such stuff go for the ripjaws x
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December 18, 2013 1:58:23 PM

I also would go for the Gskill.
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December 18, 2013 2:07:55 PM

go for the Gskill, it is a better kit
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December 18, 2013 2:49:31 PM

Supahos said:
The bottom kit is a better kit, will probably do CL7 @ 1600 MHz if you wanted them to. and going from 1600 cl8 to 2133 CL9 would be a boost to bandwidth for sure. I wouldn't pay a ton more for the 2133 kit but since they are the same price, and I actually prefer Gskill over any brand I would jump on them.

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+1 Well explained, the 1600/8 has a good CL, but the GSkill can indeed run 1600/7, so much stronger sticks, and with the increased bandwidth, might also pick up a couple FPS if gaming
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