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.
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.
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.
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.