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G.Skill's Sniper Gun-Shaped Memory Modules

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Sorry, but G.Skill's hot, new sniper gun-shaped memory is just too cool.

Earlier this week, G.Skill announced the launch of its sniper-shaped memory modules aimed at PC gamers and modding enthusiasts.

We originally caught a glimpse of the new Sniper Memory Series earlier this month during CeBIT 2011, sporting the unique-yet-uber-cool gun-shaped heat spreader that would surely get Jack Thompson and parents of young PC gamers all up in arms over the questionable design. The Sniper modules sat alongside G.Skill's new Phoenix II SSD featuring the new SandForce SF-2200 controller, allowing for sequential read speeds up to 550 MB/s and write speeds up to 500 MB/s.

According to G.Skill, the new Sniper series was designed in ultra-low voltage, particularly 1.25V. This feature alone points to a possible power savings of up to 10-percent, allowing PC gamers to push other components without having to worry about overheating issues with the memory. G.Skill said it performed extensive compatibility tests across a wide range of Intel and AMD platforms to "guarantee the best performance, quality and reliability for user’s gaming needs."

As expected, the Sniper kits come in various flavors ranging from 1.25V to 1.6V, and capacities of 8 GB, 12 GB, 16 GB and 24 GB. The assortment also works at frequencies ranging from 1333 MHz to 1866 MHz, and is compatible on numerous platforms including P55, P67, H61, H67, X58 and AMD AM3, depending on the kit. G.Skill also offers 4GBx2 to 4GBx6 versions as well.

"This Sniper series comes with two stylish colors, unique pitch-black and metallic army green," the company said. "Its unparallel PC gaming style can enrich all kinds of computer gears. G.Skill is ready to pull the trigger, are you?"

So far actual pricing and availability is unknown, so stay tuned.

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    Trialsking , March 18, 2011 9:11 PM
    Pair this with the XFX 5970 4GB Black with the gun case would make for a pretty looking combo.
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    jaywed , March 18, 2011 9:20 PM
    They should of designed them like bullet clips
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    xambron , March 18, 2011 9:26 PM
    Every Call of Duty player will buy this.
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    bpeglow , March 18, 2011 9:27 PM
    They're pretty cool looking, and G.Skill makes good ram. I likey.
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    Anonymous , March 18, 2011 9:33 PM
    too bad. it just end up bury inside my beautiful aluminum chassis. nice
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    im_caius , March 18, 2011 9:35 PM
    What motherboard is that?
    It looks really nice!
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    Mottamort , March 18, 2011 9:37 PM
    too bad it ends up behind all my psu and ide/sata cables :p 
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    Anonymous , March 18, 2011 9:40 PM
    Ouch - quite sick if you ask me...
    At least you can't shoot anyone with those.
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    christop , March 18, 2011 10:09 PM
    SWEET!!!!
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    mrhappy50 , March 18, 2011 10:18 PM
    im_caiusWhat motherboard is that?It looks really nice!


    Its one of the Gigabyte G1 series boards.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128472

    They are super cool. And expensive. And the southbridge HS is shaped like a magazine with bullets in it.
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    Assmar , March 18, 2011 10:23 PM
    That actually looks much better than it sounds. Kinda excellent, to be honest.
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    jsheridan , March 18, 2011 10:40 PM
    Just in time for Crysis 2
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    synphul , March 18, 2011 10:48 PM
    Pretty nice design. Maybe not something I'd rush to put in my own case, but I'm all for originality and it appears to have turned out well as a final product, at least in it's looks. (not familiar with actual performance of these ram units). Thanks for the link mrhappy50, not a bad styling from Gigabyte either. Somewhat of a Gigabyte fan myself but I hadn't seen that particular board yet.
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    Cash091 , March 18, 2011 10:58 PM
    TrialskingPair this with the XFX 5970 4GB Black with the gun case would make for a pretty looking combo.

    YEAH! That...and the mobo referenced here...
    mrhappy50Its one of the Gigabyte G1 series boards.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813128472They are super cool. And expensive. And the southbridge HS is shaped like a magazine with bullets in it.

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    Cash091 , March 18, 2011 11:02 PM
    The Gigabyte MOBO and this RAM would be SIIIIIIICK!! I look at that MOBO at LEAST once a week! But...would I get in trouble if I brought that RAM to school??!?
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    compton , March 19, 2011 2:15 AM
    I admit to liking the aesthetic. The G1 motherboard is MSRP'd at ~560 bucks and includes the Killer 2100 LAN and actual Creative hardware onboard, not realtek with software emulation. The chipset HS is shaped like an M4 magazine. I love the looks of the board, all black and bright green, but the whole "weaponize yourself" marketing is a little silly. My guess is there going for a younger demographic. I like aesthetics even though they shouldn't matter as long as they function. I like the way serious hardware looks. Just look at GPUs, especially reference ones, which have silly stickers of cyborg women and explosions. Make it look serious, make it perform serious, and watch me buy it. I couldn't justify the cheese of Gigabytes G1 mobos. The sniper modules are still kinda cool though.
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    f-14 , March 19, 2011 2:39 AM
    xambronEvery Call of Duty player will buy this.

    i would be impressed if they could slap these into a pos3
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    f-14 , March 19, 2011 2:42 AM
    Cash091The Gigabyte MOBO and this RAM would be SIIIIIIICK!! I look at that MOBO at LEAST once a week! But...would I get in trouble if I brought that RAM to school??!?

    yes the colors alone make me sick. reminds me of the 1950's colors of table tops and counter tops and carpet.ugh!
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    Anonymous , March 19, 2011 7:20 AM
    In my opinion that RAM is ugly!
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    Parrdacc , March 19, 2011 3:52 PM
    Metallic Army Green? Cool I want.
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