Trying to decide between Corsair Vengeance standard height and low profile... don't know which to choose. I don't plan on overclocking, my current CPU is an i3-2100, so I wont have a cooler interfering with the standard profile RAM.
I think it all comes down to aesthetics... my current board is an ASRock Z77 Pro3... which RAM do you think would look best with it? May I add also that my Sapphire 6850 has a blue PCB and black shroud, and the mobo is a dark brown PCB and has black slots... I'm trying to go for a nice colour combination
Corsair Vengeance comes with blue, black, red, and some other light colour, so I will not use the red and the light colour because when you look at the system all the focus point goes to the RAM only. Check the link for the light colour with the dark colour MB. http://www.corsair.com/en/memory-by-product-family/veng...
And your MB don't have any red colour, so I think you can chose either blue or black is good for the colour combination.
I will chose the low profile blue colour RAM, becasue most of MB has the dark colour so you need some blue colour to balance.
But if you like the dark colour get the standard profile black one.
Thanks, I like the opinions you gave I was also thinking of either black or blue. Blue low profile seems like a better idea than blue standard, as it wont look as flashy or out of place, and has enough colour to match that of my 6850... and its $10 less
To further improve things, I'll get another blue LED fan for my case for more lighting... I love blue
By the way cin19, do you know any ASRock Z77 Pro3 owners threads or something similar? I haven't been able to find them... I know the Extreme4 is a much more popular board with its 8+4 power phase and x8 / x8 Crossfire and SLI capabilities... however, I never intend to upgrade CPU or go multi-GPU... yet a budget Z77 board just seems to be a much better option than any featureless B75 or H77... for only $25 more
Hi again cin19. I was about to buy my Corsair Vengeance last night... only to find the damn kits shot up $25 in price, from $50 to $75 I'm looking at alternatives now, and may have to throw the colour-coordination idea out the window... but what the hell.
I had also bee researching the Vengeance. One thing to be aware of is that their 9-9-9-24 timings are at a voltage of 1.5V but Corsair doesn't disclose on the packaging that this kit runs at a default command rate of 2T
"Upon installing this kit we were quite surprised to discover the default timings for this memory are 9-9-9-24 but only at 2T. This isn't a fact that was obvious before we installed the memory. Corsair's own product page for this memory kit does not reveal the command rate information, nor does Newegg's product page. Most performance-oriented memory kits being sold today ship with a 1T command rate because it has been shown that a lower command rate can have a substantial impact on PC performance. In our experience, most memory can run fairly easily at 1T, so a simple BIOS adjustment can gain this performance back. However, the "out of the box" experience for a user who sets the X.M.P. detected settings and moves along will be leaving untapped performance on the table that Corsair could have unlocked. At the very least, this information should be displayed on the packaging so a buyer isn't surprised when their memory only runs at 2T by default."
I'm sure someone with more experience can better discuss the performance difference between T1 and T2 but just wanted to point that out.