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#1 jdhatt

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 10:36 PM

im getting 8GB ram for my new rig, im deciding between the blue version of both the vengeance and the ripjaws x. the vengeance is on sale for $87 so its not like id be paying a premium for it, so all opinions are welcome. ill be using it with an asus deluxe and a i5-2500k thanks!

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 08:20 AM

They are both great. Just go with the cheaper set or the set that matches colors better if you want (the Ripjaws X comes in blue so it might match your mobo better).

You won't see a performance difference between the two.
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Posted 19 May 2011 - 11:59 AM

Get neither, both are overpriced :P

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 01:49 PM

Thats not true.

For a (brand new) 2x4GB set of 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM, $85 is a steal. You won't find a set for cheaper than $100 on Newegg. Even a set of 1333 MHz will run you at least $90.

Especially for a quality brand like Corsair or G.Skill, and the fact its a new set. I think thats a great price.
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Posted 19 May 2011 - 01:52 PM

im getting 8GB ram for my new rig, im deciding between the blue version of both the vengeance and the ripjaws x. the vengeance is on sale for $87 so its not like id be paying a premium for it, so all opinions are welcome. ill be using it with an asus deluxe and a i5-2500k thanks!


Whichever in the end has a lower price.

Both G.Skill and Corsair have excellent customer support :thumbsup:

Me personally? I'd go Corsair... I love Corsair lol
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Posted 19 May 2011 - 02:12 PM

Had nothing but issues with G.Skill for some time now. If it is not Kingston or Corsair I do not buy it.

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 02:16 PM

Thats not true.

For a (brand new) 2x4GB set of 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM, $85 is a steal. You won't find a set for cheaper than $100 on Newegg. Even a set of 1333 MHz will run you at least $90.

Especially for a quality brand like Corsair or G.Skill, and the fact its a new set. I think thats a great price.

I paid $70 shipped for my 2x4 GB set of DDR3-1600 G.Skill Snipers from Newegg a couple weeks ago.

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 02:28 PM

Thats not true.

For a (brand new) 2x4GB set of 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM, $85 is a steal. You won't find a set for cheaper than $100 on Newegg. Even a set of 1333 MHz will run you at least $90.

Especially for a quality brand like Corsair or G.Skill, and the fact its a new set. I think thats a great price.

Corsair low pros: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145324

Patriot Sector 5: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820220484

both $75 after MIR

Ripjaws: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231314
$76 after promo code but only for today (5/19)


pretty easy mang ;)

I wish tri channel kits went on sale as much as dual channel kits do :glare: I'd be better off buying two sets of dual channel and selling the one lol

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 06:49 PM

Either G.Skill or Corsair work well with the P67 platform. They both have modules that are supposedly tuned for use with the boards . I have looked at and used both sets and really its a matter of preference and what in the end your goals are. Tight latencies or high speed. Buy a kit that does what you are looking for. If you take a chance with something that may work and reach the timing/ speed mark you may not be happy with the result. Of course you you cant leave mushkin out of the mix either
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Posted 19 May 2011 - 08:41 PM

I bought the G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBXL Newegg Shell Shocker deal on 03/29/2011 for $134.99 with a $30 combo purchase. Now THAT was a deal! :P

Only pitfall is that the timings need to be at 2T if using all 16GB on a SB setup, the non-X Ripjaws can handle 1T.

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 10:01 PM

sweet thanks for all the replies guys!!! ill probs go for the vengeance as the g.skill blue version is $20......GOOD NEWS! im getting all the parts tomorrow to complete my build!!!! (excluding sound card and cold cathodes) :P but yea! insanely excited lol