and wanted to consider if the Blu series might have been a better choice before I spend the money.
The Blu series comes in three different colors, blue, red and black but I wasn't too concerned, since my build is being placed inside an old HP 1620n case tower. I had just seen red selling at the time at a decent price on an auction site.
Well if newegg was correct. then they are exctly the same except color difference
Just to clarify...Are you referring to their HyperX BLU series which comes in three colors: blue, red and black?
I only ask because I was comparing the HyperXBLU series (in red color) to the performance and specs of the HyperX Genesis series memory... which also happens to be blue in color but a totalyl different "product line" of Kingston memory.