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GSkill Trident X 1600 MHz CL7 vs Corsair Vengeance Pro 1600 or 1866 MHz CL9?

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January 13, 2014 2:11:08 AM

Hi,

I need to buy a memory kit for my new build (see below), and I was planning to get a Corsair 2x8 GB Vengeance Pro kit at 1600 MHz or 1866 MHz CL9 (http://www.corsair.com/us/memory-by-product-family/veng...).

Though I see that G.Skill TridentX is recommended often for the Maximus Hero motherboard, but I think I prefer to run at 1.5V, so I was considering to buy the Trident X F3-1600C7-16GTX kit (http://www.gskill.com/en/product/f3-1600c7d-16gtx).

Do you think this CL7 kit would be a better idea than Vengeance Pro (CL9) in either 1600 or 1866 MHz?

I'm just looking for something reliable and stable, and I won't be doing any overclocking to begin with.

Thanks :) 

My PC contains the following stuff: i7-4770k, Asus Maximus VI Hero, Corsair AX860, H100i and 750D case, Gigabyte 780 Ti OC, Samsung 840 Pro 256 GB and WD Blue 1 TB.
January 13, 2014 3:42:00 AM

Thanks :) 

What if the choice is only between the 1600 MHz kits?

I would then just run at standard 1600 MHz speed with the XMP profile, without any OC (which I don't plan on doing to begin with) - then I could always later look into some OC :) 
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January 13, 2014 4:22:34 AM

At whatever speed you are looking at, 1600MHz, 1866MHz, etc always look for the lower CL raiting.
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a c 1941 } Memory
January 13, 2014 2:33:51 PM

The Trident 1600 set is great on Haswell and a little better overall than the higher freq 1866/9 Corsair sticks, best bet though will be 1866/8 or 2133/9 Tridents, Haswell loves fast sticks

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7364/memory-scaling-on-ha...

and on occasion can get the 2400/10 at the Egg for the same price as the 2133 Tri's
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January 14, 2014 12:44:59 AM

Thanks for your help - I went ahead and ordered the 1600 Trident kit, I found them at a pretty good price :)  Hopefully they will work well for me :) 
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January 14, 2014 7:39:29 AM

Should have no problems, let us know how you like 'em, may want to close the thread
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