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G.SKILL Ripjaws kinds of ram, need help.

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April 7, 2011 2:34:10 PM

hey guys apparently i was about to order this;

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

but its price just went up almost $50 =/


and the thing is, what is the difference between all the rams below?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

now im planning on getting the i5 2500k and overclocking it
also this motherboard with the processor;

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

so whats the best kind of ram i can get and what is the difference between the red and blue ones? =D

now regarding the mhz .. i noticed there was 1066, 1333, 1600
whats the difference between them? whats the best option for me since im not a HARDCORE overclocker
also im not willing to crossfire or go dual gpu's .. if it has anything to do with this, just might help.

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April 7, 2011 6:16:09 PM

The Ripjaws for $85 and the Ripjaws X for $85 are basically the same. The Ripjaws X is a newer model so likely has newer chips on the memory board. The Ripjaws has likely been sitting in the warehouse a while.

The blue Ripjaws X for $130 was on a super-sale and you should have grabbed it then. It has better timings than either of the $85 memory kits.

The dark red $80 Ripjaws is the oldest and slowest of the bunch. Don't even consider it.

Here's the way I would rank them:
If price is your primary criterion: $85 G.Skill F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL
If you want better speed: $99 G.Skill F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
If you want better speed and better timings: $130 G.Skill F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM
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April 9, 2011 11:14:48 PM

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