I read somewhere that Corsair and Gskill are in fact good brands but they are also a bit overrated. You can get the same performance with Kingston.
Which one should I go for? Tell me from experience plz.
G.skill comes in pairs (or in a combination kit), you can't just use one of them and they are specific to certain motherboards. Kingston also comes in pairs but does allow single sticks when not in a combined kit. Corsair Vengeance are over-rated but are more popular than Kingston but not as popular as G.Skill.
You do have to make sure that you check the CPU FSB parity and if enabled, you match the ram speed to the parity however, you also have to ensure the CPU is in the CPU approved list of the motherboard manufacturer list.
If it's not listed, don't assume that the lists are out of date. Most manufactuers are aware of the need to keep lists up to date.
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.