-1600-heard this was the speed you want (at least for a reasonable price/value)
-CL8-I don't mind having better than CL9
-1.5V-heard it's what you want for SB
-nice color (will probably have a windowed case and would much rather have a matching blue to MB than a mismatched red)
1. Can someone tell me what the difference is between the Ripjaws Series and the Ripjaws X Series? Is the only difference the heatsink design, or is there something else?
2. I'm (usually) all about the value...in fact my whole build plan is based on it, but...in this particular instance I'm really on the fence as far as looks. The blue (and the heatsink design) just appeals to me so much more than the red. I consider most if not all of the extra $25 to be going to the color upgrade opposed to the better CL. I'm really looking for a strong argument from someone to help me decide either way if $25 extra is worth having cooler looking RAM.
I'm positive that if the 8GBXM was $89.99 I would jump on it in a heartbeat. At $99.99 I still think it's a good (but not great) deal...and I'm having a super hard time justifying $25 more for it over the other I listed.
Can someone please help convince me either way? This has been totally driving me nuts over the past few days, lol.
I decided to wait. I figured worse case scenario I buy something similar quality-wise for something similar price-wise. Best case scenario I find an awesome deal.
I do think this was good value, but my gut said to wait for something better.
Lol! dude Thanksgiving and Xmas are a long way off.
I think you passed on a good deal for 8GB of 1600mhz CL8 ram for $100.
$30 off the reg. price of ram kits is always a good deal.
Btw dram does fluctuate in price historically.
Personally i don't see it getting any cheaper.
Ya, I know it's a long way off, but I wasn't planning to finish this build until this time next year anyway.
If I blew it, I blew it...you should have said something before the offer expired if you thought it'd help me make the right (in your opinion) decision. I'm a gambler. Going for the big whole stack reward for low risk instead of the solid value bet. I think I can get CL9 pretty easily for $100ish, so no big deal (imo).