Is Corsair worth it?

Is the high price of Corsair RAM worth it?

I'm considering the following purchase:


Memory $260
Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400C4 DDR2 800MHZ (2 Gigs Total)
http://www.corsair.com/corsair/products/specs/TWIN2X2048-6400C4.pdf


Any chance I would regret going with Corsair??
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  1. We can't really answer unless we know exactly what you want out of your RAM.
  2. I'm going to give overclocking a go.


    Motherboard $200-$350
    GigaByte GA-965P-DQ6 (rev. 2.0)
    http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_Overview.aspx...oductID

    CPU $320
    Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6600 CPU
    http://indigo.intel.com/compare_cpu/default.aspx?familyID=1&culture=en-US

    Graphics Card $600
    GigaByte GV-NX88X768H-RH GeForce 8800 GTX
    http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/VGA/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=2399

    Memory $260
    Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400C4 DDR2 800MHZ (2 Gigs Total)
    http://www.corsair.com/corsair/products/specs/TWIN2X2048-6400C4.pdf

    Hard Drive $200
    Western Digital Raptor WD1500AHFDRTL SATA 150GB 16MB Cache Hard Drive
    http://www.westerndigital.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=190

    Case $160
    Thermaltake Armor VA8003BWS
    http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/product/Chassis/fulltower/armor/va8003bws.asp

    PSU $230
    PC Power & Cooling SILENCER® 750 QUAD
    http://www.pcpower.com/products/viewproduct.php?show=S75Q

    Cooling for CPU $50
    Zalman CNPS9500 LED CPU Cooler Retail
    http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=373500&amp...p...odl

    Optical Drive $100
    Samsung SH-S183L
    http://www.samsung.com/Products/OpticalDiscDrive/DVDWriter/OpticalDisc...ve_DVDW

    OS
    Windows XP
    www.microsoft.com

    TOTAL $2270 + TAX

    Future Upgrades

    Quad Core
    (2) R600
    (additional) 2 Gigs RAM
    (additional) WD Raptor X
    Liquid Cooling
    Windows Vista
  3. running on Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400C4 DDR2 800MHZ (2 Gigs Total) and Kingston (value) ddr2 667 (2 Gigs Total) = 4GB no probs at all










    Good Luck
  4. Corsair makes some nice RAM, although I wouldn't pay any sizeable premium for their products. That said, it is more or less assured to run with the DQ6, but if you can find some cheaper equivalent RAM, I'd say jump on it.

    And pogi, an Aquarius II? For shame. The white cables are cool though, and I'm loving what you did with the 7800, I had a similar thing going on when I had one, with a P3 and an A64 heatsink.
  5. i'm happy with my corsair ram, TT aquarius 2 ,7800 gtx they do a great job for now.Next upgrade 8800GTX or Ati new Vga if i got the money.hehehehehehe :D
  6. I say if you have the money go for it. If you use memory intensive programs or games than its a great choice. If you plan on using your pc to surf the web and play an ocassional game than I wouldnt buy it. I recently purchased 1 Gig Corsair CMX512-3200C2. It sure did cost a pretty penny but its worth it. All I need to do now is take out the rest of my crappy ram and add more of the Corsair. Do do whats best for you though.
  7. Corsair RAM is great.

    just be careful there prices dont always match up, you can get the same ram chips but rated at different frequencies, check the latencies and youll probs find you can get the same ram for cheaper then lower the frequencies.
  8. Quote:
    Is the high price of Corsair RAM worth it?

    I'm considering the following purchase:


    Memory $260
    Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400C4 DDR2 800MHZ (2 Gigs Total)
    http://www.corsair.com/corsair/products/specs/TWIN2X2048-6400C4.pdf


    Any chance I would regret going with Corsair??


    If you plan on overclocking, you won't regret getting good ram.
    I run the same in my system around 1100MHz.

    This dosen't look like a budget build, so go for it.
  9. From my experience, and buying a lot of the high end Corsair memory, I've never had the first bad module and its always performed flawlessly.

    I cannot give anything but praise for Corsair !!!
  10. Quote:
    Is the high price of Corsair RAM worth it?

    I'm considering the following purchase:


    Memory $260
    Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400C4 DDR2 800MHZ (2 Gigs Total)
    http://www.corsair.com/corsair/products/specs/TWIN2X2048-6400C4.pdf


    Any chance I would regret going with Corsair??


    I just tested a set a few days ago.
    They have a lot of potential.
    not as good as my SuperTalents but at 800MHz they were fairly even.
    you might get lucky and be able to run 3-4-3 @ 2.2 volts 8)

    http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/6098/01272007190856up7.th.jpg

    http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/1593/01272007190716iv2.th.jpg
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