Originally Posted by Dopamin3
It's fine. I don't buy high profile memory because it collides with large air coolers, so I would've personally got something low profile. Also it's probably better to buy two individual kits of 4gb x 2 just in case you would have to RMA. 1600mhz CAS 9 @ 1.5v RAM
is everywhere, and that price you paid is okay but actually quite average (and I know you live in CA and Newegg charges tax, just giving an example). I have the same ICs on a kit, I did 1600mhz 8-8-8-24 @ 1.58v and never bothered to test lower voltage for stability but not too shabby.
Thanks so much for the response and info!
Yeah, after I looked around a bit, the price and performance appear to be pretty average.
And that's a very good point about the RMA issue--let's hope I won't have to use it...?
I'm hoping the high-profile heatsinks won't be a problem. I'm going to be sticking with the stock HSF on the CPU (at least for the time-being), since the rig probably won't get OC'd (needs cores and RAM for VM use and a bit of photoshop work--doesn't really need a lot of clock speed), so hopefully I won't run into HSF-RAM-sink issues...
I ordered from Amazon--perhaps I'll cancel and take your suggestion on the two 8GB kits. Or even a single 8GB kit...