So I am putting together a new core i5-2500K system with the Asrock P67 Extreme4 motherboard...and was wondering whether a G Skill Ripjaws 2x2gb Kit or a Corsair Vengeance 2x4gb Kit will be a better way to go. The price, strangely, is within $20 of each other over at NewEgg.com.
I'm liking the $64 8gb Kit......but, wondering if this is cheaper ram ...and maybe I should go with the G Skill ram instead.
You are paying extra for a low-CAS kit with the G.Skill. That's why the price is so near the 8GB Corsair kit price.
Corsair and G.Skill are both excellent quality memory manufacturers. You can't go wrong with either one. However, as jaquith stated, the low-CAS G.Skill kit you linked is 1.65v and not recommended for Sandy Bridge CPUs.