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Since i'm getting my new mobo (http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro...px?pid=3010#sp) I need a new DDR3 memory !
I've been looking and looking and i found some , but there are so many to choose from... I'd like it to be 1600 MHz for faster performance so which one should i get from these :

Kingmax 4GB, 2X2GB, DDRIII 1600 non-ECC, CL9.0, 128Mx8, FLGE, NANO heat spreader

Corsair 4GB, 2x2GB, 1600MHz DDR3, XMS3-1600, DDR3 SDRAM, unbuffered, 9-9-9-24, two matched modules, XMS3 with Classic Heat Spreader - Core i7, Core i5 and Core 2, CMX4GX3M2A1600C9

Corsair 4GB, 2x2GB, DDR3, 1600MHz 4GB 2x240 Dimm, Unbuffered, 9-9-9-24, Vengeance Heatspreader, Upcoming Intel, Core i7, Core i5 and Core 2/AMD Phenom II - Dual Channel, 1.5V, CMZ4GX3M2A1600C9

Corsair 4GB, 2x2GB, 1600 MHz DDR3, XMS3-1600, DDR3 SDRAM, unbuffered, 9-9-9-24, Two matched modules, XMS3 DOMINATOR® with DHX - Core 2 / AMD Phenom II, CMP4GX3M2A1600C9

Memories are sorted from the cheapest to most expensive one...
I've been wondering what does this Core i7 , i5 and core2 mean? Is it only for intel CPU's? since i'm trying to get phenom II 720 BE
For which one should I go? Where are the differences between those three last modules , except the price?
Edited by Bobi - 4/29/11 at 3:54pm
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post #2 of 5
I have these and I think they are great.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231303
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post #3 of 5
What is your budget? Personally I like Mushkin & G.Skill memory, and the PI series is nice (4gb for 80 on newegg, CAS6, 1600mhz) is pretty nice.

Ripjaws, 7-7-7-20 timings @1333mhz, 55 w/free shipping on newegg is another option.

Also check out the For Sale section. You can find some nice memory there.

as for the Core2, I7 stuff, it's marketing. DDR3=DDR3
Edited by iamwardicus - 4/29/11 at 9:55pm
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post #4 of 5
Whatever's best for the price
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I'm afraid I can't use newegg because i'm from Croatia , don't think they ship there.
I'm just wondering if theres ANY difference in between those 3 corsair modules ?
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