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Corsair vs. Corsair

Hi all,

I'm building a new system ( http://pcpartpicker.com/p/aoxo ) and I'm getting ready to choose my memory.


CORSAIR Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model CMZ32GX3M4X1600C10
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233232

or

CORSAIR Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model CMZ32GX3M4A1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233303


Top one has a CL of 10, bottom one 9. Is the 9 worth the extra $40?


While I'm at it:

CORSAIR DOMINATOR 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model CMP32GX3M4X1600C10
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233229

With a CL of 10, this one is $40 more than the Vengeance with CL=10. Is the Dominator series that much better than the Vengeance series? Does this one trump the Vengeance with CL=9?


And just to be complete with my memory questions:

Intel BOXDZ77GA70K LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813121605

Is there any reason that any of the memory I've listed won't work optimally on the Intel MB?


Thank you for your help.

- eljay
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  1. Best answer
    Well, I would go for CORSAIR DOMINATOR, that is the RAM u can push to the speed, but there is not much to gain performance wise.

    Check this. There is hardly any difference in performance.

  2. BTW, are u sure about the mobo choice?
  3. Check this one

    ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131821

  4. Just go with a far cheaper ASRock Z77 Extreme4.
    What is the purpose of this build? Almost no application justifies 32gb of RAM.
  5. Nope, not worth the extra 40 bucks, even if it was down to 10 it still wouldn't be worth it.

    and nikorr, why that particular mobo choice? You could go alot cheaper and get nearly identical performance http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130644
  6. @mouse24

    Well, the OP wants to spend on nice upper end mobo and so why not get something from the same category, but better?

    Sure, u can argue that u can get any mobo, any cheapest Z77 mobo and it will do too,

    but since he started high, I assume he wants to have to have better than average since he marked mobo @ $229.99.
  7. nikorr said:
    @mouse24

    Well, the OP wants to spend on nice upper end mobo and so why not get something from the same category, but better?

    Sure, u can argue that u can get any mobo, any cheapest Z77 mobo and it will do too,

    but since he started high, I assume he wants to have to have better than average since he marked mobo @ $229.99.


    Oh yeah I completely understand but I was just wondering what was wrong with his choice or if there was a particular feature that I missed when comparing boards :)
  8. ... there is no application that comes to mind needing 32GB of ram that should not also be paired with a SB-E LGA2011 processor, or preferably a duel Xenon setup.
  9. Thanx for all the responses.


    nikorr said:
    Well, I would go for CORSAIR DOMINATOR, that is the RAM u can push to the speed, but there is not much to gain performance wise.

    nikorr said:
    Check this one
    ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131821



    Nikkor,

    Funny you should show those benchmarks. I JUST finished reading that article before I came back here.

    Funny you should mention another motherboard. Just before I read the AnandTech article, I went through website support hell at Intel. I was trying to find out what memory is officially supported by the MB and the Corsair 8GB module they listed doesn't exist anywhere other then their documentation. Just trying to send them an email to ask a question was one of the most horrible web experiences I've ever had. If this is what all of their support is like then I'm more than willing to entertain other suggestions.

    As for pushing the RAM, I only intend to OC gently (having never done it before) - meaning I'll only OC as high as I can go on the default voltage.


    Anonymous said:
    Just go with a far cheaper ASRock Z77 Extreme4.
    What is the purpose of this build? Almost no application justifies 32gb of RAM.

    Anonymous said:
    ... there is no application that comes to mind needing 32GB of ram that should not also be paired with a SB-E LGA2011 processor, or preferably a duel Xenon setup.



    kajabla and caedenv,

    Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4. Very likely I'll be processing the monster image files from a Nikon D800. Not particularly insterested in video, but I'm sure I'll play with it some, just because it's there. And hey, you never know how much I'll like it.

    In addition to PS and LR4, I usually have another 10-12 programs (office stuff, programming, utilities and such) open with a couple of them running things concurrently. And I always have a million tabs open in Firefox.

    I want a system that's responsive. And I'm a little interested in trying out a RAMDisk.
  10. I am using RAM disc every day, great tool to have that speedy daemon : )
  11. nikorr said:
    I am using RAM disc every day, great tool to have that speedy daemon : )


    Really good to know. Blistering speed is good!
  12. eljay69 said:
    Really good to know. Blistering speed is good!

    Check my speed :D It is so lightweight on system.

  13. nikorr said:
    Check my speed :D It is so lightweight on system.


    Super sweet. What are you using it for?
  14. I used the free RAM disc. Free for up to 4GB size.

    It works great, no BSOD's or any other problems on W7.

    http://memory.dataram.com/products-and-services/software/ramdisk
  15. Best answer selected by eljay69.
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