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Price of Dominator GT vs Vengeance quad-channel RAM

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Hi everyone,

I am preparing an X79 build with 32GB RAM (8x 4GB) and am shocked at the discrepancy between the standard Vengeance memory modules and the Dominator GT line.

Should I choose to go for Dominator GT I would have to pay 2.5x as much to jump from 1600 to 2000MHz!

Why is the price difference so huge for modules that are very very similar?

Think as a result I will go for Vengeance unless you can persuade me otherwise...

Many thanks for your advice and happy Christmas!
 
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post #2 of 5
The difference is Dominator kits are hand picked, tested and matched. They overclock alot better and are just a over all higher quality. After i brought my Dominator GT kit i was that impressed with the difference id never go back. But really if your not wanting to overclock the memory then there is really no need to spend soo much
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post #3 of 5
^^^^that. they just overclock better. if you're not looking for anything crazy you'll be fine with the standard modules.
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Not to mention you might struggle to push over 2000mhz on the x79 chipset, there isnt much overclock testing on it yet. Also with the x79 chipset you dont need 2000mhz kits to get high overclocks because of the way the blck works. Completely different to p55
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post #5 of 5
You might as well get gskill 2133 kit, x79 dont have 2000 by default 1866 or 2133 unless you use the 1.25x strap. I personally dont find dominator any better besides the fact that you can install those ram water blocks on them....
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