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Hey all,

 

Been out of the loop about RAM and need your opinions. What are the technical pros and cons of these two sets? Are there better binned sets available to go along with 3960X?

 

Thanks for reading and your thoughts appreciated.

 

 

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=723&Itemid=67

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233230

 

 

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post #2 of 9
The timings look better on the HyperX, and also I have the 1600MHz Hyperx 16GB kit and its awesome. thumb.gif
post #3 of 9
I've used that Corsair kit and it is great RAM. But ultimately, I can not answer your question without knowing the motherboard manufacturer and model. You might be better off going with these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226275
post #4 of 9
HyperXs are Cas 11

The GTs are Cas 9. I'm willing to bet the GTs will clock better with a better Cas.

But they are hard to find atm. I've been looking for awhile now at those and the GTX8s, but where are they?mad.gif
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Yeah, been looking for some high binned chips to have some funs with SB-E. Looks like nobody cares about RAM anymore. Or they are so cheap now or the quality has improved so much makes no difference to bin them.

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post #6 of 9
I have a few sets of Hyper X and they have been pretty good, haven't tried the Corsair in my current system, but there ram is usually pretty reliable as well.
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Yeah, been looking for some high binned chips to have some funs with SB-E. Looks like nobody cares about RAM anymore. Or they are so cheap now or the quality has improved so much makes no difference to bin them.

There is very little profit in DRAM and most users realize it does not provide much benefit from overclocking.
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post #8 of 9
I've got Corsair Vengeance 1866 modules in my system, I got them fairly cheap in 2x4 kits. They work a treat - you can't go wrong really. My system runs great and stable in quad channel with 32gb ram and an overclocked CPU. The guys above who also have X79 build recommendations will be sound.

I would recommend Corsair as a brand over anyone else - but I'm a bit of a fanboy (never had a bad product and I hear their customer service/RMA and warranties are sound).

Good luck with your choice and I hope your build turns out super fast and awesome dude thumb.gif
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Thanks all. +Rep all around.

Duckie can't find your button, so here cheers.gif

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