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Originally I was going to buy
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231445

but for the sake of my color scheme
I like these
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148325

are they much worse than the ripjaw?
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the ballistixs are super outdated. the ripjaws X are most excellent. though, id go for some faster 8gb kits. theyre still under 100 bucks. i realize you can just loosen timings and overclock but that dosent always work out.
 
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Originally Posted by srsparky32 View Post
the ballistixs are super outdated. the ripjaws X are most excellent. though, id go for some faster 8gb kits. theyre still under 100 bucks. i realize you can just loosen timings and overclock but that dosent always work out.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231431

CL7 Ripjaws X for 8Gigs are plenty more expensive than CL8s.

Then again, you really shouldn't need faster timings for Sandies.

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/mem...sandy-bridge/4
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Ya, big mistake, if you choose the Crucial Ballistix over G.Skill Ripjaws X!!!

In my opinion, you'd have more overclocking room with the 8-8-8-24 set, that runs on 1.5v
Edited by Inteller - 8/28/11 at 12:36pm
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