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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233235

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I will be putting this into an ASROCK Extreme 7 Gen 3 motherboard unless something changes in the next week. if it changes then it goes into an ASUS Maximus IV Extreme Z motherboard.

Price is the same. Based on what I can tell the big differences are: one has 9 9 9 24 vs 9 9 927 and the one with 9 9 9 27 claims XMP 1.3 support while the other only claims XMP as general not any version specific.

Thanks in advance for thoughts on these two items.
    
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I really recommend these because I love the 1.25V these ones have that give a bigger headroom for overclocking. And you can add a second set and use the NEWCUSTOMER10 for $10 off.
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I would get the one with 9-9-9-24 timings the whole XMP 1.3 is just a certification they use as a promotional stunt. I would definitely recommend the MIVE-Z over the Asrock.
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If you have to choose between these two you should go with the first one. XMP 1.3 is supported by ASrock. So you could try your luck with these.
TBH, I wouldnt use XMP anyway. Set the frequency and timings manualy and you are good to go!
But also I wouldn`t choose corsair. But this is just my opinion.

With both you should be fine.
The second one is just tested with X79 so it can run in quad channel. (Which you dont have on a Z68 board)
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post #5 of 6
They're basically the same thing. get the cheaper one.

If you're getting a tower cooler I suggest you go for the low profile sets.
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@bom: Thank you very much. I think I am going to stay with the Corsair memory though. smile.gif

@SpiritGear: They are all the same price including the ones you suggested. lol

Thank you all for your thoughts and suggestions. I suppose I could almost flip a coin.

Since my hoped for goal is to get to 5mhz on the overclocking, hoping I have a good 2600k that will do that arriving by Saturday, and that fact is as @Mr. Eiht says that i should set them manually which I was going to do, it does seem that I should probably lean more to the 9 9 9 24 set versus the other.

Side note: I did send an email to ASROCK asking there thoughts but have yet to hear back.

Well I am going to wait a couple of days still before I order, hoping to get a sale or something soon on one or both but otherwise will buy the lower based latency ones.

Thanks again all.
    
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