Question about Memory

i didn't know what sup-cat to pick but here goes

Is Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory good?

or is there a better alternative?

here is my build btw


CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($142.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($50.77 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($88.73 @ Amazon)
Total: $1134.28
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  1. While I don't personally buy Patriot memory, I do see that it gets generally good reviews.
  2. They look to be ok, but this is cheaper and just as good, if not better.

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL $45.99

    I'm assuming that you don't need LP (Low Profile) RAM (even thought the Ripjaws aren't extremely tall), even with the 212 Evo, since you only chose 8GB of RAM to begin with. Even so, the fan on the 212 Evo can be adjusted upwards a bit to clear tall RAM heatspreaders if needed.
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