I just wanted to draw some attention on a new producer of RAM modules and SSD storages. It's Mach Xtremetechnology and they have some great features with their products such as lifetime warranty (with OC'ing) and San Max chips on RAMs. I do not have any experience with the SSDs but my Black Diamond DDR1333 are terrific. I can run them on ddr1600 7-7-7-24 2T without having to fear a BSOD (ran prime95 and memtest+ for 24h).
Generally, I am pretty cautious about being a 'Guinea pig' with new company products unless they offer something compelling.
Looking at the heat spreaders I would easily conclude that the MX-Tech Black are poor at heat dispersion. Worst, since they are NOT available at Newegg, TigerDirect, or Buy.com then they have no chance. Also, I don't have any idea how much they cost?? I too wish CAS alone was the whole story, but it is not - see the Benchmarks below - it shows CAS 9 out performing a CAS 7 RAM ; another important part is the RAM IC.
Well yeah, latencies aren't all that matters. I paid 89 euro for 2x2GB ddr3 cl7. cl9 is 70-80 euro. I could get a pair of OCZ for that price, but I have bad experience with that brand. the other choices are kingston value or buffalo, dolphin, apacer in that price category... The heat spreaders aren't what you need if you want to max clocks and latencies, but contrary to what this one review stated, they have nice contact with the chips. there is a block of metal connecting the chips to the heat spreader. Caseking offers these RAM, mainly present on german market. A pair of ddr3 1600 cl7 cost 139 euro.