Which of these is better?

I am building a new system and i cant decide which is better for me. I will be using it for gaming.

Kingston 8GB HyperX Blu 1600MHz CL10 http://www.dabs.ie/products/kingston-8gb-hyperx-blu-1600mhz-ddr3-non-ecc-dimm-cl10-81ND.html
or
Corsair 8GB Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz DIMM 240-pin CL10 XMP http://www.dabs.ie/products/corsair-8gb--1-x-8gb--vengeance-ddr3-1600mhz-dimm-240-pin-cl10-xmp-83XG.html


I am also concerned that if i choose corsair, its massive heatsink would block my cpu cooler.

My motherboard is a Asus P8Z77-V LX S1155 Intel Z77 DDR3 ATX and the cpu cooler is a Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 CPU Cooler.
http://www.dabs.ie/products/asus-p8z77-v-lx-s1155-intel-z77-ddr3-atx-80TK.html http://www.dabs.ie/products/arctic-cooling-freezer-7-pro-rev-2-cpu-cooler-73WG.html
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  1. I didn't vote because there's no neither option. I strongly recommend either 2x8GB or 2x4GB DDR3-1600 @ 1.50v KIT and not (a) individual stick(s).

    Also, the ASUS P8Z77-V LX isn't a good overclocking MOBO for either the Ivy or Sandy Bridge CPU's so the included Stock HSF is sufficient to cool a non-K CPU. If you're looking to OC a (K) CPU then the ASUS P8Z77-V or ASRock Z77 Extreme4 and with a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO.

    Regarding RAM, if you need for some reason 16GB then:
    1. G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1600 (9-9-9-28-2N) Model F3-1600C9D-16GXM
    2. Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1600 (9-9-9-24-2N) Model 997069
  2. jaquith said:
    I didn't vote because there's no neither option. I strongly recommend either 2x8GB or 2x4GB DDR3-1600 @ 1.50v KIT and not (a) individual stick(s).

    Also, the ASUS P8Z77-V LX isn't a good overclocking MOBO for either the Ivy or Sandy Bridge CPU's so the included Stock HSF is sufficient to cool a non-K CPU. If you're looking to OC a (K) CPU then the ASUS P8Z77-V or ASRock Z77 Extreme4 and with a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO.

    Regarding RAM, if you need for some reason 16GB then:
    1. G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1600 (9-9-9-28-2N) Model F3-1600C9D-16GXM
    2. Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1600 (9-9-9-24-2N) Model 997069

    Thanks for the response. No i don't plan on overclocking my cpu, though i often run programs that are heavily based on processor power, hence the cooling. I am only using 8gb of ram. Both of them i picked are a single stick of 8gb.

    IN the end i think i am going with g.skjill ripjaws 2x4 gb
  3. I have the corsair, after a few month the heatsinks falled, so I would rather recommend the kingston (I have them too and never had a problem with them).
  4. tariag said:
    I have the corsair, after a few month the heatsinks falled...

    I assume you meant failed but how do heat-sinks 'fail'???
  5. I'd go for the G.Skill. Never likes vengeance, never will I go with kingston again ever since it screwed up my old PC. Go for the (4gbx2) 8GB G.Skill RipJaws X 1600Mhz. I have it and it's amazing.
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