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G.Skill vs Kingston; 16GB for ~$150

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March 27, 2012 11:42:29 AM

I am putting together a system but can't make up my mind on the RAM. Sooooo many choices. Don't really understand timing and case latency or the 1.5v vs 1.65v. I'm looking for what most folks probably are - system stability and decent speed. Here's a few possibilities I came up with. Would appreciate any better alternatives or if one of them is a good choice, great. Thanks.

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 with INTEL CORE i7 2600K
INTEL 520 boot drive with WD CAVIAR BLACK 1TB for files

G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7Q-16GBZM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(2) G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBXM

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Kingston HyperX 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3K4/16GX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(2) Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 HyperX Plug n Play Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3P1K2/8G
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 27, 2012 12:05:25 PM

U need 1.5V RAM!
a c 146 } Memory
March 27, 2012 12:06:38 PM

Do u have it already? Its on sale.

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
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March 27, 2012 12:10:49 PM

I recommend CORSAIR Vengeance 99% of the time, quality RAM and low profile with XMP profile. And if u will get an aftermarket CPU cooler, low profile is the worry free remedy with perfect fit with any large cooler.
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Vengeance Low Profile heat spreaders have a reduced height of 1.03" (26.25mm). They're designed for high-performance systems with extra-large CPU coolers, small form factor system builds, or any other space-constrained application where standard Vengeance memory might not fit.
March 28, 2012 7:23:06 AM

nikorr said:
Do u have it already? Its on sale.

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3


not yet - where? I was going to get it from Amazon: free shipping/no sales tax in CA!!
March 28, 2012 7:32:08 AM

$100, not bad. I was undecided between the hyper 212 EVO and the Kuhler 620. the Kuhler costs more but not as many space constraints. But I'm getting an Antec 920 case (which is huge) so will probably go with the EVO for less money. The RAM is pretty much the last thing I'm stuck on.
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