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What RAM should I buy? Corsair vs Patriot vs Mushkin vs G.Skill

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December 13, 2010 1:28:55 AM

Hello everyone, I need help to decide which of these RAM options to buy. I want to know which one you think is the most reliable and the one that will work out of the box without any DOA sticks.

1) Corsair Dominator 6 Gb DDR3
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-TR3X6G1600C8D-Dominator-P...

2) Patriot Viper Series 6 Gb DDR3
http://www.amazon.com/Patriot-PVT36G1600ELK-Extreme-Per...

3) G.Skill Ripjaws 6 Gb
http://www.amazon.com/G-Skill-Ripjaws-240-pin-PC3-12800...

4) Mushkin 6 Gb
http://www.amazon.com/Mushkin-Enhanced-Blackline-Ridgeb...

If I get any DOA sticks I may not be able to ask for a change, so I want to know which of these models and brands you think is less probable to come DOA.

Thanks in advance!

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December 13, 2010 11:15:40 AM

I'm using ripjaws right now mixed with some old micron. Any of those brands will work fine. Corsair is my first choice, but go for value and warranty in your local.
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December 13, 2010 2:45:36 PM

Mushkin all the way. Best warranty on the market. Lifetime warranty no matter what voltages, timings, etc you run through it. Performance is also consistently top-tier among benchmark tests. I've been running 6 GB of Mushkin DDR3 1600 in my rig for over a year now with no drama whatsoever. I've had buddies who've run Corsair Dominator RAM that's failed on arrival and a couple months afterwards. I'd stay away from them. I like Patriot, in fact I run Patriot memory in my HP Mini 311. I don't have any experience with G.Skill but I've heard nothing but good things about them.
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January 8, 2011 3:09:04 PM

Best answer selected by elkaiserr.
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