Those are both good sets of RAM, and either will treat you quite well. You might look into some CL7 versions though and see how those compare in price to the CL8s you were looking at. As far as the Asus QVL, I doubt its really much of a deal, as long as you get RAM that is specced for 1.65V or less (and don't push it above that) and get it from a good brand (Corsair, Crucial, Mushkin, Kingston, Patriot, G.Skill, Etc.). I know G.Skill has some nice CL7 RAM sets for reasonable prices- might be worth a look. Personally, I love my Patriot ViperII Sector IV's, but you'll want to make sure its the CL8 version, not the CL9.