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June 19, 2011 9:17:44 AM

1) Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz CL9 1.5V Non-ECC Unbuffered
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/248846


2) Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz Vengeance Memory Kit CL9 1.5V
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/262580


Both Products seem to have exactly the same specification. The first one can be purchased for £64 from Amazon.com however i used Ebuyer links as a better example. Is there any difference between the RAM? Or should i just be buying which-ever i can pick up cheapest? Or is it worth getting slightly better RAM since the mobo can support 1866 MHz and 2133 MHz RAM sticks?

(Ill be using them on a Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 Z68 Socket 1155 motherboard - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/267506)

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June 19, 2011 9:28:57 AM

CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 vs CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B. I think the B mean it is blue. No difference what so ever from the spec. But people with case mode need matching color so two color.
June 19, 2011 9:30:50 AM

Ah right, i was just surprised at the price difference's, i thought it had to be more than just color! Guess I'm wrong though, so ill just go with cheapest since not too bothered by color :)  thanks.
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June 19, 2011 7:59:53 PM

The difference is marketing.

Actually, even lower priced ram is just as effective.

The actual performance difference in real applications or fps(vs. synthetic benchmarks) on sandy bridge and nehalem comparing the fastest and slowest ram is on the order of 1-3%.
Not much sense in paying a big premium for faster ram. OK maybe if you are a competitive overclocker.

Also, fancy heat spreaders do nothing. They are mostly marketing hype and can even be a detriment if they interfere with some cpu coolers.
Again good only if you are overclocking the devil out of them

You would do just as well with this 1333 ram for less:
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/240498
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June 19, 2011 8:03:22 PM

geofelt said:
The difference is marketing.

Actually, even lower priced ram is just as effective.

The actual performance difference in real applications or fps(vs. synthetic benchmarks) on sandy bridge and nehalem comparing the fastest and slowest ram is on the order of 1-3%.
Not much sense in paying a big premium for faster ram. OK maybe if you are a competitive overclocker.

Also, fancy heat spreaders do nothing. They are mostly marketing hype and can even be a detriment if they interfere with some cpu coolers.
Again good only if you are overclocking the devil out of them

You would do just as well with this 1333 ram for less:
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/240498


Too true. Got ddr3 1333 now and 1066 before and I feel absolutely no different apart from watching the change in synthetic benchmark. And yes I agree, the heat sink, they are pathetic. It is really for cosmetic reason. The fins don't even increase the surface area by 50%. May work for cooling in there are cooper pipes to connect them to a large surface area heatsink with a fan.
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