Someone told me to buy the first one but it is back order on www.bestdirect.ca . I don't want to wait forever for RAM for my new system (P8Z68-V LE + i5 2500k) so I was thinking about changing to the second one...
Is there an actual difference? There must be because I don't see the point of having two different models of the same ram if they are the same.
They have different heat spreaders which might appeal to different customers.
From a performance point of view, they are identical.
If you go to the G.skil web site
and access their ram selection configurator.
Enter your motherboard, and you will get a list of compatible ram kits.
While today's motherboards are more tolerant of different ram, it makes sense to buy ram that is known to work and is supported.