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Corsair vengeance or G.Skill RipJaws Z Series

I am looking for my new custom PC for a week now and i still need to decide between these two.

CORSAIR Vengeance DDR3 SDRAM (4x4GB,1600MHz):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145347

16 GB, G.SKILL Ripjaws Z series, 1600MHz, kit 4x4GB:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231497

My motherboard: ASUS M5A78L

The price is almost the same (Atleast where i'm buying in my country)

Or should i choose 8x2 GB?
Something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231489
And could someone explain me the difference between 4x4GB and 8x2GB and which is better for me.

And one least question IF you think G.Skill is the choice for me: Ares VS Ripjaws
I know im asking alot of questions but im still learning

Thanks in advance :D
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  1. Both kits are solid and well made solutions. Either way you go you will be happy.

    For Asus boards I have noticed that if you are going to overclock at all they are more stable using 2 DIMMS, but if you are running at stock clocks (assuming from the MB of choice that you will be) 4 DIMMS is fine.

    If the prices are comparable I would go with the G-SKill. But that is just personal preference.
  2. itzdanielp said:
    Both kits are solid and well made solutions. Either way you go you will be happy.

    For Asus boards I have noticed that if you are going to overclock at all they are more stable using 2 DIMMS, but if you are running at stock clocks (assuming from the MB of choice that you will be) 4 DIMMS is fine.

    If the prices are comparable I would go with the G-SKill. But that is just personal preference.



    Yea i saw alot of people saying that G.Skill is great so i think they will be my choice.
    But then again: Ares or Ripjaws z series?

    Decision...decisions... :sarcastic:
  3. I prefer G.Skill
  4. I would go with the ares:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231558

    The main reason is for the low heat spreaders. 1.5v ram does not need any heat spreaders at all.
    Tall heat spreaders can interfere with some cpu coolers.

    I would get the 2 x 8gb configuration for two reasons:
    1) It preserves your option to add more later.
    2) It is easier for the motherboard to manage the voltage for two sticks vs. 4.

    I hapen to like G.skil, but Corsair is very good to. actually most ram is good quality.
  5. geofelt said:
    I would go with the ares:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231558

    The main reason is for the low heat spreaders. 1.5v ram does not need any heat spreaders at all.
    Tall heat spreaders can interfere with some cpu coolers.

    I would get the 2 x 8gb configuration for two reasons:
    1) It preserves your option to add more later.
    2) It is easier for the motherboard to manage the voltage for two sticks vs. 4.

    I hapen to like G.skil, but Corsair is very good to. actually most ram is good quality.


    Some people say its better for overclocking and more reliable to have 2x8 but some say that you get more performance with 4x4
    Hmmmm.I hate decisions :??:
  6. well, in the end memory isnt gonna set the world on fire (or make a huge difference in benchmarks) I wouldnt advise anything slower than a CAS of 9 @ 1600MHz. That board supports 1866 (which you'll prolly only see with a Bulldozer core, Phenoms seem to peter out around DDR3 1800 or just a little more)

    I'm running Mushkin Redline @2133 on a 990fx sabertooh, I like em, low profile heat spreaders are nice with huge tower coolers. However, once their set you kinda go on with life and never think about your memory too much....


    Guess I'll sum it up... dont get 1600MHz rated slower than CAS9, I'd recommend 1866MHz with most builds (even phenom, push it till it's unstable) if Bulldozer, def want 1866 and consider faster (2133 or better)!!! and last, consider a low profile heatspreader

    Goodluck
  7. Best answer
    2x8GB won't work on that mobo, it recognizes up to 4gb per stick. Also you can't add more later because it only supports 16gb max.

    Either should be good, but I'd go for a lower profile RAM instead( no tall heatsink) or you might encounter problems if you want to use an aftermarket heatsink for your CPU. I also recommend going for CL7 sticks, the performance difference and bigger OC headroom IMO is worth the asking price, something like these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226306

    Also if you're using a Phenom II or anything AM3-based you won't be able to get 1600mhz stable when running with all 4 sticks, it is a well known limitation of the memory controller, in that case you'd be better off buying some 1333 CAS7 kits, there isn't a noticeable performance difference between 1333 and 1600 on Phenom II's either.
  8. O i forgot to mention dat im buying Intel i7 3770K
    and because of what wiinippongamer and geofelt wrote i was thinking of buying these:
    http://www.portio.hr/index.php?page=artikl&id=051210246

    Dat any good?

    Also is this motherboard still any good or i should buy a new one?
    Im also getting a Gainward GTX 680 2GB
  9. You do realize the ASUS M5A78L is a AMD mobo right?

    Just making sure :p

    And that memory should work fine either you go intel or AMD.
  10. wiinippongamer said:
    You do realize the ASUS M5A78L is a AMD mobo right?

    Just making sure :p

    And that memory should work fine either you go intel or AMD.


    ok so this is fine?:
    http://www.portio.hr/index.php?page=artikl&id=051210246

    btw that bug going over my screen, i almost tryed to move it with my finer lol :D
  11. Yep, it's fine.
  12. Best answer selected by Marcuskac.
  13. wiinippongamer said:
    Yep, it's fine.


    Thanks.
    If you haven't told me that supports only 16Gb and 4Gb only on 1 slot i would have
    surely *** up

    So thanks again :D
  14. You're welcome.

    Care to clarify on the i7 3770k matter? because in that case they do support up to 32 gb with 8gb per stick, but you won't be running an i7 on that mobo.
  15. wiinippongamer said:
    You're welcome.

    Care to clarify on the i7 3770k matter? because in that case they do support up to 32 gb with 8gb per stick, but you won't be running an i7 on that mobo.


    Wait you are saying i cant run the i7 on that motherboard?
  16. Marcuskac said:
    Wait you are saying i cant run the i7 on that motherboard?



    WHOA!!!!

    You want a Z77 based motherboard if you want to run a i7. Period.

    Once you pick a motherboard, to to a ram vendor's web site and access their ram configurator.
    Ehter your motherboard model, and you will get a list of supported ram. Don't buy anything else.

    I suggest you open a new thread and post the complete list of your proposed parts and what your want to do with it and your budget.

    So far, I see nothing that will work together.
  17. geofelt said:
    WHOA!!!!

    You want a Z77 based motherboard if you want to run a i7. Period.

    Once you pick a motherboard, to to a ram vendor's web site and access their ram configurator.
    Ehter your motherboard model, and you will get a list of supported ram. Don't buy anything else.

    I suggest you open a new thread and post the complete list of your proposed parts and what your want to do with it and your budget.

    So far, I see nothing that will work together.


    Well as far as i can see i can just buy a new motherboard, right?
    or not right?
  18. geofelt said:
    WHOA!!!!

    You want a Z77 based motherboard if you want to run a i7. Period.

    Once you pick a motherboard, to to a ram vendor's web site and access their ram configurator.
    Ehter your motherboard model, and you will get a list of supported ram. Don't buy anything else.

    I suggest you open a new thread and post the complete list of your proposed parts and what your want to do with it and your budget.

    So far, I see nothing that will work together.


    Hey can you please search for one good one here for the lowest possible price and post me the link here?
    http://www.njuskalo.hr/maticne-ploce?sort=expensive&page=3

    Or here?
    http://www.portio.hr/index.php?page=katList&cat=010501&sort=4&pg=4
  19. OH i get it now
    I never realy understood those motherboards.
    So there are AMD and intel boards.
    Ah....
    now i realize how stupid i was.
    Sry guys for the stupidity.
    I will find some other board :/

    Im still Learning! :D
  20. LOL :D. Live and learn, good luck with the build m8 ;)
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