I would use the mushkin or patriot 1333 if either one is listed on asus QVL memory download on the board website. They are cheaper and tested at 1.5 volts, so they may overclock to 1600 with a slight voltage bump. The corsair 1600 works at 1.65 volts but you have to deal with a rebate to get the price in line with the others. I've used all those brands at least once. Ocassionally you get a bad stick from any manufacturer, so don't think that one is better than the others.