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8GB Snipers 1.25V vs Ripjaws 1.35V (Silver Arrow)

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Hi, I'm planning to order my new parts some time this night.

I've selected the P8Z68-V/GEN3 and i5 2500K so far.

For the ram, I have now two choices:

2x4GB Snipers 1.25V (CL9) - which, according a review at aph, is able to do DDR3-1866 at 1.65V (and CL8). They're also low profile, so fitting Silver Arrow shouldn't be a problem? The only thing is the design of the heatsink, it doesn't look very professional.
and
2x4GB Ripjaws 1.35V (CL9) - wasn't able to find much information about it, although I read that according to G.Skill they should be pretty much identical to the Snipers. How about the ICs? Are those sticks overclockable at all? Will they fit under the Silver Arrow with the P8Z68-V?

Any sort of information is much appreciated! thumb.gif
Edited by Karlz3r - 12/23/11 at 1:31pm
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Take the cheaper one and save yourself some money
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The difference is only 1-2€, so I'm interested in their performance! biggrin.gif
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Hi, I'm planning to order my new parts some time this night.
I've selected the P8Z68-V and i5 2500K so far.
For the ram, I have now two choices:
2x4GB Snipers 1.25V (CL9) - which, according a review at aph, is able to do DDR3-1866 at 1.65V (and CL8). They're also low profile, so fitting Silver Arrow shouldn't be a problem? The only thing is the design of the heatsink, it doesn't look very professional.
and
2x4GB Ripjaws 1.35V (CL9) - wasn't able to find much information about it, although I read that according to G.Skill they should be pretty much identical to the Snipers. How about the ICs? Are those sticks overclockable at all? Will they fit under the Silver Arrow with the P8Z68-V?
Any sort of information is much appreciated! thumb.gif

I don't know for sure if the RIpjaws will OC but since they do carry the Ripjaws name, I am assuming that they will OC. They will fit underneath the TY140 fan on your Silver Arrow, however, it will be making contact and you have to raise the fan slightly. It might prevent your side panel to close, the fan will protrude about half an inch above the normal. In the event that you cannot close the side panel, you can always mount the fans in a pull/pull configurations and it will have very little effect of cooling performance.
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With moving the fans to pull-pull, I think I would have to remove the rear fan from my TT Armor+, which means that I would just remove one fan from the cooler.
I feel more and more that I should just get the Snipers, as they are proven to be good and will have no problems with Silver Arrow.
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