Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory vs. VisionTek 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

I'm completely new to this, so correct me if I say anything that is wrong!

Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
vs.
VisionTek 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

To me these seem like the same two memory units, just different brand.... One is a good amount cheaper, so why would I not want the cheapest one right???
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  1. are youprimarily gaming, video editing , etc.
  2. there may be a number of subtle differences.

    CAS latency
    Manufacturer of the chips
    warranty
    customer service
    heat spreaders...
  3. iceblitzed said:
    are youprimarily gaming, video editing , etc.


    I do gaming, video editing, recording, and streaming
  4. memory goes through validation so one brnad might ensure only higher quality units go in so lower failure rates

    or one company provides better services and support

    also check the timings and voltages of the kits
  5. I would pick the vision tech...... without looking they were the most expensive pair?...I never had any set of ballistix ram where 1 stick didn't go bad in a very short time. ...... what about gskill if you don't want to pop on the VT? or are you buying pretty heat sinks?
  6. swifty_morgan said:
    I would pick the vision tech...... without looking they were the most expensive pair?...I never had any set of ballistix ram where 1 stick didn't go bad in a very short time. ...... what about gskill if you don't want to pop on the VT? or are you buying pretty heat sinks?


    to be honest... I have no clue what you mean lol. I am really stupid with computer stuff...
  7. list you build/parts----cpu/motherboard
  8. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($75.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Dual-X Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: Acer V226HQLAbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($109.70 @ NCIX US)
    Keyboard: Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($14.18 @ B&H)
    Total: $829.79
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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