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First Build. Which RAM: Crucial, G.SKILL, CORSAIR?

So my MOBO will be the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128544. I may OC a little down the road once I get my build running smoothly. Crossfire is also a possibility. Lastly, I wish to purchase my hardware this Friday.

Now that you know this... I am having a hard time deciding on RAM.

What is the difference between these two G.SKILLs?
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB F3-1600C9D-8GAO:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231544

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233180

What is the difference between these two Crucials?
Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer 8GB BLT2KIT4G3D1608DT2TXOB:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148518

Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer 8GB BLT2KIT4G3D1608DT2TXRG:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148519&Tpk=BLT2KIT4G3D1608DT2TXRG

As you can see... I have some sorting out to do and really need your help!!!! I am open to suggestions on RAM other than the listed above as long as it is under $60.

Thanks in advance.
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  1. What is the difference between these two Crucials?

    BLT2KIT4G3D1608DT2TXOB - Orange/Blue (OB) dual color LEDs

    BLT2KIT4G3D1608DT2TXRG - Red/Green (RG) dual color LEDs
  2. Gskill Sniper!!!!!!!!!!
  3. Dragh0n said:



    I am all for America... I just haven't heard a lot about them. Fill me in!


    SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Gskill Sniper!!!!!!!!!!



    Why do you say Sniper? I am a noob with all of this so bare with me. I noticed the voltage rating is 1.25... Is that a bonus when OC'ing RAM so your temp stays down? I am eager to learn these things, I just do not know where to go.

    Is this the RAM?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231461

    Thanks for your help guys. I truly appreciate.
  4. Mushkin has been around a long time.. they started as a family business that was bought out and expanded. They have been in the memory business solely until recently as they now also participate in the SSD market. Good quality/customer service.
  5. Whats your CPU cooler?
  6. 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=N82E16820233196
    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.
  7. BTW, whats the CPU? Different CPU requires different RAM.

    If Intel ...
  8. And so does this one. Just build a PC with this RAM + that^ CPU cooler and the same mobo. All works fine.
    G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR
    $59.99 + FREE SHIPPING
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231460
  9. nikorr said:
    BTW, whats the CPU? Different CPU requires different RAM.

    If Intel ...


    Thank you thank you!

    Yes. Intel 3570K.
  10. nikorr said:
    BTW, whats the CPU? Different CPU requires different RAM.

    If Intel ...


    These Ripjaw X Series' are on sale at Newegg right now... CL 8 for $45...

    What ya think about that?
  11. They will work just fine. Its fine RAM.

    U can have that one or the Sniper series that Area51reopened posted.

    Its new RAM and works fine. And its better for your CPU, as it handle faster RAM with no problem.


    U are talking about this one -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428
  12. nikorr said:
    They will work just fine. Its fine RAM.

    U can have that one or the Sniper series that Area51reopened posted.

    Its new RAM and works fine. And its better for your CPU, as it handle faster RAM with no problem.


    U are talking about this one -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428


    Sorry. Forgot to add the link. Those are a tad cheaper than these...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231445

    Would the $5 extra be worth the lower CL of 8?
  13. Best answer
    Get them, they are good ones, even with good timings : )

    8-8-8-24


    They are Limited time Shell Shocker® deal.

    If u want them, get them now, they might sell out before u can buy them!

    They are time limited!
  14. nikorr said:
    Get them, they are good ones, even with good timings : )

    8-8-8-24


    They are Limited time Shell Shocker® deal.

    If u want them, get them now, they might sell out before u can buy them!

    They are time limited!



    Got em. I have been eyeing them, along with the Red Ripjaw X (9 CL), for a couple of weeks now.

    Lucky me. ^_^
  15. Once I have nice deal sneak away from me from sound card : )

    - $40off -
  16. SR-71 Blackbird said:


    That was very informative. Thank you very much!
  17. Best answer selected by ChuckFerrera.
  18. Good luck!
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