G.Skill Ripjaws Z vs. Kingston HyperX

I'm buying a new ram with 2133 Mhz frequency.

I've found these two pieces, but not sure which one should I go with, there is double price difference between them for some reason:

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12410AC3401

VS.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231503&Tpk=F3-17000CL9Q-16GBZH
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  1. CAS Latency CL11 vs. CL9
  2. Personal opinion Gskillz, Kingston makes good memory but is real picky on what you put it on. Plus the price difference. Plus the lifetime warranty with Gskillz not sure what Kingston is.
  3. nikorr said:
    CAS Latency CL11 vs. CL9

    Why CL11 latency ram cost twice more than CL9 one?
  4. HyperX is Kingston's enthusiast memory brand.

    Unless you're an overclocker looking to post the absolute highest benchmark scores, there's no reason to pay the substantial premium for this memory.

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    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=723&Itemid=67

  5. It depends on what CPU you're pairing DDR3-2133 and for what use?

    $276 US or Canadian is very VERY expensive for 16GB.

    Nice article -> http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/quad-channel-ddr3-memory-review,3100.html
  6. Thank you so much for those articles, guys:)
  7. Again, what CPU and what Use???

    note: The ONLY (2) CPU's I'd run it on are 1. SB-E/LGA 2011 <or> 2. AMD FX series.
  8. jaquith said:
    Again, what CPU and what Use???

    note: The ONLY (2) CPU's I'd run it on are 1. SB-E/LGA 2011 <or> 2. AMD FX series.

    CPU: i7-3930K
    Purpose: Gaming (current games and future ones), some 3D modeling
  9. For 'Rendering' more GB's of RAM is more beneficial vs (more) higher frequency. Ideally, DDR3-1600 will yield fractionally slower speeds BUT with a much lower ERROR/FAILURE Rate.

    8 DIMM 32GB -> http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231498
    4 DIMM 16GB -> http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007610%20600006073&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&CompareItemList=147%7C20-233-143%5E20-233-143-TS%2C20-231-497%5E20-231-497-TS
    4 DIMM 32GB -> http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231507
  10. As an owner of G.Skill RipJaw Z 2133mhz CL9 ram (on a R4E & SB-E 3930K platform)
    The ram is very nice, though i have noticed even using the XMP settings it does get a little picky on settings at 2133 speeds. Its nice seeing it run at 2133 speed but was hardly an improvement in performance over 1600 speed
  11. Anonymous said:
    CPU: i7-3930K
    Purpose: Gaming (current games and future ones), some 3D modeling


    Hey Veirtimid,

    How does that chip run for your 3D modeling? Are you using Autodesk Maya (what year?)
  12. zhiyi said:
    Hey Veirtimid,

    How does that chip run for your 3D modeling? Are you using Autodesk Maya (what year?)

    I haven't install it yet. And it's 3D MAX 2011
  13. I'm using 16GB of g.skills at cas:7-8-7 1600mhz. Everything runs fine in ultra (BF3).
    Also your CPU and other hardware have to be able to run at certain speeds in order to take full advantage of the 2000+mhz.

    (I think, it was explained to me a while ago but memory just isnt working well ;) )
  14. What is a good OC program for G.Skill Ripjaws Z? I OC my i7-3930K to 4.6 and 7970 to 1125/1575, all left to do is RAM overclocking.
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