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Well I have an EVGA P55 FTW motherboard and the ram I currently have (Corsair XMS3 1.8v 9-9-9-24) won't let my i7 870 Lynnfield CPU to overclock.

So I need a new pair!

The RAM will be used for video rendering, encoding and video editing.

I'm really hung up on which RAM modules I should get, G-Skill RAM comes highly recommended but the model I want to get is rather pricey and I'm worried about performance when I go lower.

The kit needs to be 2 x 4 GB.

So far I'm liking these;

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231400

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231401

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ir%20Dominator

Thoughts? Any help is greatly appreciated!
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post #2 of 8
Corsair are a good brand name, but my vote would be for G.Skill...Good price and easier to overclock. Have G.Skill now and the ones I had before this were similar to the second link. They were 1600Mhz but clocked closer to 1800Mhz along with my cpu OC.

Good timings and a lower voltage requirement = Good things IMO

Just my 2 cents
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post #3 of 8
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I guess I can scratch the Dominators then, now it's down to the two G.Skills.

I really want to get the blue set simply because timings aren't that big of a deal to me but I REALLY despise the color. :/
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post #4 of 8
I love my Dominator GT kits but hate my plain Dominators.
Of those I would also go with 1 of the G-skill kits.
    
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post #5 of 8
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Considering the performance of both the G-Skills are so tight, I won't find any noticeable difference.

If this is the case then I don't think the black color justifies the $30 extra for the black set or do those timings really help?
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post #6 of 8
7-8-7 vs 8-8-8 isn't much difference, the cl8 kit can probably match those timings at stock or with a slight voltage bump.
    
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CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 - $124.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-143-_-Product

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-142-_-Product
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post #8 of 8
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That 16GB kit looks very tempting considering the fact that I do video encoding, any extra RAM is amazing on my end. I also like that it runs 1600 at 1.5v, I could probably overclock these a bit couldn't I?

Hmm, such a tough decision.
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