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July 24, 2012 5:10:28 PM

Hi everyone, this is my first time using this site and the first time building my own computer from scratch.
I am savvy in certain areas due to upgrading my old computer.

Anyway, I've been looking at RAM(an area I'm not too knowledgeable in) and deciding on what RAM to get.
I was originally going to get the following:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But I saw this set of 1866:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

My question is how differently will these sets run and which would be the best to choose?
I'm leaning towards the Sniper set only because its 1866 and its Black.
My case will have green LEDs, so red isn't a color I'd prefer to have in there.(considering I dislike the color red and my case's side window is quite large.

If needed, here's my entire setup:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bLH9

Thanks to anyone who can help me decide. (:

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a c 146 } Memory
July 24, 2012 5:35:13 PM

They are both good.

I like personally the G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB

It is newer and it OC OK.
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July 24, 2012 5:58:10 PM

I don't know anything about overclocking and would just prefer stability and longevity, but the option is always nice.
Since you say there's isn't too much of a discernible different between the two besides the OC'ing option and the series date, I'll definitely go for the Sniper since the red Ripjaw would just bother me considering I dislike red.
Seems worth the extra $10-15 cosmetic reason, but I just wasn't sure if the two series had differences.
Thanks a bunch for the input. :D 
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a c 146 } Memory
July 24, 2012 6:00:31 PM

If it OC, it is stable, usually.

And this one is.
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a c 146 } Memory
July 24, 2012 6:01:37 PM

Also this one. 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 8GB (2 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.

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a c 107 } Memory
July 25, 2012 5:37:01 PM

The G.Skill Sniper series and RipJaws X series will both work very well with your hardware combination. In BIOS/EFI, enable XMP Profile and the motherboard will automatically detect and set all performance memory settings. Save, exit, and your system should be ready to go.

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a c 113 } Memory
July 29, 2012 2:34:08 PM

The G.Skill Sniper Series is what i use.I love it.
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August 5, 2012 12:22:52 AM

Best answer selected by SabracExe.
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a c 146 } Memory
August 5, 2012 4:46:28 AM

Good luck!
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August 5, 2012 4:47:50 AM

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