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April 6, 2012 3:02:06 PM
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no particular difference between the two unless you are doing a ridiculous overclock as both will run at 1600 stock, and both can likely be OC'd past the point they are rated for. If doing an extreme OC then perhaps the Muschkin would be better as the timings are lower (generally, but not necessarily, meaning that it is a higher quality product), but really there are so many variables that there is no way to know for sure unless you were to purchase both and try them.

I am curious as to how you got to 2 very different Rams, in completely different price brackets. The Corsair is super high density ram, and a bit slower, meant more for productivity work where you need 32+GB of ram in the system. The Mushkin ram is made a little more for OCing with slightly tighter timings, and a higher binning (1866 instead of 1600). Remember that Corsair and gSkill make 1866 ram as well.
As of now I would stick with 4GB sticks of ram, and get 4 of them. Remember that Win7 home will only support 16GB of memory, and you have 4 slots on that mobo, so a 4x4GB config would best suit your needs. Assuming that $130 is your budget (what the Corsair costs) I would go with something more like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or the sister version in red
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or if you do not need 16GB then go for a 2 pack instead of the 4 pack:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
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April 6, 2012 3:10:27 PM

Keep in mind that these days most ram is pretty much the same. Just find the speed/timings/capacity you need, and then get the one that happens to be on sale made by Corsair, or gSkill. Mushkin, Crucial, Kingston, and Patriot are also good, but tend to be a little more expensive. Geil is another one that tends to be good and cheap but their quality can be hit or miss, so I don't generally suggest them.
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April 6, 2012 5:48:51 PM

In no particular order... G.Skill, Mushkin, Crucial, Corsair, Patriot, and even A-Data has started to turn out some decent RAM. You want 1.5v or even less for those 1155 boards and 2x8GB would be ideal. Not too many people o/c their RAM these days with those 1155 boards.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... <----- Neweggs selection for 2x8GB 1.5v 1600hz RAM.


Also don't forget to check out Amazon. Down below is the link to the G.Skill on amazon but they also carry other brands.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=node%3D17250...
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April 6, 2012 8:34:16 PM

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.
April 6, 2012 9:47:05 PM

Best answer selected by Seiven.
April 6, 2012 9:50:23 PM

Since all the brands and kits of RAM seems to be the same I have choosed the Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 16GB (2 x 8).

Thank you all for reading and suggestions. I will clear all my doubts about each part of my new rig in the respective forum section.
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April 6, 2012 9:57:43 PM

Seiven said:
Since all the brands and kits of RAM seems to be the same I have choosed the Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 16GB (2 x 8).

Thank you all for reading and suggestions. I will clear all my doubts about each part of my new rig in the respective forum section.

Hey, nothing wrong with your choice.

Its just, everybody have some other favorite RAM.


New one, unproven, but I am pretty sure it will be good.
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April 6, 2012 9:58:21 PM

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