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Kingston Makes Red HyperX Memory for Fashionable Mobos

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 26 comments

Red RAM so that your memory won't feel out of place in your enthusiast motherboard.

If color coordination is an important part of your gaming rig, then Kingston has a new option for you. We learned about Kingston's HyperX Red Limited Edition memory modules earlier this month, but we finally got to go eyes-on for the new color. Yes, it's for pure aesthetics, but if you're building a new system and you have a red-themed motherboard -- like the ROG series from Asus -- it's worth a look.

For those who want their memory to match their motherboards, the HyperX Red is a good option that's available in 8GB kits and 4GB single modules at 1600MHz and 1333MHz, in both 1.65v and 1.5v, fully Intel XMP ready.

Kingston HyperX Red Limited Edition Specifications

Part Number

Capacity and Features

MSRP (U.S. only)

KHX1600C9D3B1RK2/8GX

8GB 1600MHz DDR3 Non-ECC DIMM @1.65v (kit of 2) XMP CL9-9-9-27

$ 54.00

KHX1333C9D3B1RK2/8G

8GB 1333MHz DDR3 Non-ECC DIMM @1.5v (kit of 2) CL9-9-9-27

$ 54.00

KHX1600C9D3B1R/4G

4GB 1600MHz DDR3 Non-ECC DIMM @1.65v (kit of 2) CL9-9-9-27

$ 31.00

KHX1333C9D3B1R/4G

4GB 1333MHz DDR3 Non-ECC DIMM @1.5v (kit of 2) CL9-9-9-27

$ 31.00

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    jacobdrj , January 23, 2012 8:17 PM
    Why not have an 'add your own colored heatspreader'? I mean, we are freggin BYOC-ers... I think we can handle the application of some RAM heatsinks...

    OR, just do what you do with luggage, and offer different color selections of all types on Newegg...
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    zorky9 , January 23, 2012 8:58 PM
    coming soon - Hello Kitty RAM kits
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    Kryan , January 23, 2012 9:06 PM
    zorky9coming soon - Hello Kitty RAM kits

    I'd buy that shizniz for the lulz
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  • 15 Hide
    jacobdrj , January 23, 2012 8:17 PM
    Why not have an 'add your own colored heatspreader'? I mean, we are freggin BYOC-ers... I think we can handle the application of some RAM heatsinks...

    OR, just do what you do with luggage, and offer different color selections of all types on Newegg...
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    internetlad , January 23, 2012 8:29 PM
    cool ad, bros.
  • 9 Hide
    ashesofempires04 , January 23, 2012 8:37 PM
    My first thought was: Looks like crap.
  • 8 Hide
    lashabane , January 23, 2012 8:47 PM
    internetladcool ad, bros.

    I cant believe you like money´╗┐ too. We should hang out
  • 10 Hide
    zorky9 , January 23, 2012 8:58 PM
    coming soon - Hello Kitty RAM kits
  • 10 Hide
    Kryan , January 23, 2012 9:06 PM
    zorky9coming soon - Hello Kitty RAM kits

    I'd buy that shizniz for the lulz
  • 3 Hide
    chickenhoagie , January 23, 2012 9:25 PM
    Not even as cool as the blue hyperX heatsinks:/
  • 9 Hide
    __-_-_-__ , January 23, 2012 9:27 PM
    most expensive red paint in the world.
  • 3 Hide
    __-_-_-__ , January 23, 2012 9:28 PM
    it looks like just a sticker glued to the copper heatspreader O_o
  • 1 Hide
    HansVonOhain , January 23, 2012 10:37 PM
    lol
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    alidan , January 23, 2012 10:43 PM
    __-_-_-__it looks like just a sticker glued to the copper heatspreader O_o

    may be silk screened

    KryanI'd buy that shizniz for the lulz

    get me some my little pony, hello kitty is funny, but really old at this point, people get hello kitty for the lulz to often to be truly funny. i want something immaculateing, yet so fast that people have to get it.
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    kajabla , January 23, 2012 11:02 PM
    Someday I too will have a red system. I'll keep my Force GT, add a Storm Scout or a HAF...
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    JDFan , January 23, 2012 11:17 PM
    So since the price is the same on the 1333's as the 1600s and just the voltage is increased from 1.5 to 1.65 does that mean they are the same modules just rated differently due to a voltage increase to keep them stable at the higher speed ??
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    boiler1990 , January 23, 2012 11:50 PM
    JDFanSo since the price is the same on the 1333's as the 1600s and just the voltage is increased from 1.5 to 1.65 does that mean they are the same modules just rated differently due to a voltage increase to keep them stable at the higher speed ??


    Their other kits are 1.65V as well. There's absolutely nothing new about these...
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    runswindows95 , January 24, 2012 1:05 AM
    Personally, I don't buy RAM based on color. I buy it based on performance and/or cost.Besides, all my cases are window-less anyway. I'm not going to open it up to show people the RAM. Once the RAM is installed, I don't even think about it unless I start having problems with it.
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    runswindows95 , January 24, 2012 1:07 AM
    Duplicate post.
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    blazorthon , January 24, 2012 1:32 AM
    Lets see. Expensive, not fast enough to justify the price, doesn't look nearly as good as they would have you believe, and the 1600MHz modules are 1.65v. Overall I think it shouldn't sell at all but we all know some people will buy it. At least it has one thing going for it, low profile heat sinks shouldn't block any coolers not normally blocked by RAM without a hat sink.

    But we can get much better RAM than this that also has such low profile heat sinks. G.Skill Sniper series has pretty small heat sinks and they look way better than these do. The 1866MHz 1.5v Snipers are awesome and about the same price as the 1600MHz HyperX's here and are well known for overclocking easily to 2133MHz.

    Can't say I'd ever buy these. If I want red so much and can't find something else (G.Skill modules besides the Sniper series are generally red aren't they?) then I would rather go with a different look than get inferior modules. Granted I only have 1600MHz right now but I'll never buy 1333MHz modules and I'll never buy 1.65v modules and I'll never spend that much money for even better modules unless they are way better for their price (like those G.Skill 1866 modules, I'd get those if I had money for a new machine)
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    yanjustin98 , January 24, 2012 1:37 AM
    Hmm... new colors make people happy. Simple enough. Marketing ploy.
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    HartSh , January 24, 2012 2:12 AM
    Yeah! Pretty, pretty colors. Did the just invent red or did something new happen because i'm pretty sure i picked up some high quality DDR3 in some bright color months ago in blue which is way better than red. By the way who the hell is going to see it. rather do as jacobdjr said and put some colored heat spreader or buy some RipJaws which are already red and are about 10x less.

    Anyway enough of my common sense blab; wish Tom's wouldn't turn into advertisement news and the weather service like so many other sites.
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    Inferno1217 , January 24, 2012 2:42 AM
    They should make the PCB red or black. The green just fugly's it up.
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