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I'm sitting here scoping out my new SB build. I already have everything in my possession except the motherboard and the memory.

I already know which board I'm getting (Maximus IV Extreme), but I was looking at RAM, and noticed that for roughly the same price, I can get either an 8GB kit of G.Skill Sniper 1600Mhz ram or G.Skill Ripjaws X 1600Mhz ram. These:

Ripjaws:
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=57953

Sniper:
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=59975

Is there any REAL difference between the two series' of ram? The specs appear identical, so I can't really decide.
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Neither are officially supported by your motherboard. And the Snipers look beter... at least to me. I am planning on getting the same Snipers for my Sandy Bridge build.
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Im running the snipers on my Asus P8P67 w/ 2500k and they run fine...was able to enable XMP in the EFI and all that jazz with the correct timings and volts

i actually only got the snipers for 2 reasons...first the are lower profile and second newegg had them for 70$ with free shipping =)
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I got the Snipers (CAS9, 1.5v, DDR3-1600, PC3-12800) because they were $30 cheaper several weeks ago; 8GB for $60 (used along with 10% coupon off Ram). Apparently, the Cas can be brought down to 8 but I'm not sure about the overclocking the Mhz past 1600. I heard that the i5-2500K overclocks ram though itself so it's great for gaming. I am using a P8P67 Deluxe. I am actually putting the system up right now. I can't tell you how they run, though.

I can tell you that the heat-spreaders are very small, the scopes not too big, and they look great. I got them to be sure that the Silver Arrow CPU cooler would fit properly. Some people have gotten the SA to fit with Ripjaws X but some had problems.
Edited by Deverica Wolf - 5/13/11 at 8:01pm
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The Maximus IV Extreme is on the Qualified Motherboards list on the G Skill website (here) for the Ripjaws and the Sniper (here). Both have the same specs (including timings) so you won't notice a difference. I'd get which ever you prefer the look of.
 
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