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8gb G.Skill Ripjaws X, Corsair Vengeance, Patriot Viper 3...WHICH ONE?

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October 22, 2012 11:35:26 PM

I'm to the point where I need to decide what memory to put in my machine. It's an i5-3570k on an Asus P8Z77-V LK (If that matters). I have a few brands in mind but I want to know which one will be the most reliable, good value, and fit under an aftermarket fan like the 212+ if I need one in the future. The speed I found most ideal is 1600 MHz so if anyone knows the most reliable, high-performance brand of memory, that would be great. :D 

I was going to get the Vengeance but it might not fit under a cooler. They all look cool though!
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October 23, 2012 12:19:03 AM

Corsair makes a low profile version of the Vengance. Same RAM just a normal sized heatspreader. 1.5v DDR3 does not even need those heatspreaders it's just for looks.

Corsair Vengance = GSkill Ripjaws. Go with the one that looks better or is cheaper. They are both very good and both have lifetime warranties. Both will fit under an aftermarket CPU heatsink.

This:

http://tinyurl.com/8kjnzuv

Or this:

http://tinyurl.com/8r96t24
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