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I'm ordering my parts in 2 days. I have been reading over the stickies and other threads here but just wanted some opinions on these specific memories. This will be used on an ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 mobo with an Intel i5 2500k mainly for gaming purposes. I'm mainly trying to figure out the "low voltage" description. What benefit would it be to get 1 of the ultra low voltage (1.25v /1.35v) series over the regular 1.5v low voltage sets? Of those of you that actually own this type of ultra low voltage sets what are the benefits/detriments? Is there any noticeable real world difference in gameing or is it just in benchmarks?
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Higher voltage could mean a higher overclock. Most motherboards don't recommend RAM that is over 1.5v. It will also be hotter. I would also recommend the 2600k vs the 2500k. Future games will start to use hyper threading IMHO.

I am not familiar with RAM under 1.5v because seem to be rare but I would just get the 1.5v.
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the cheapest vs the expensive one, no diff at all on gaming if ran with xmp profile
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i own 16GB of the blue set on the right the 1600 ripjawzx cl8 1.5v.. they are very nice RAM and set up well at 1600 8-8-8-24 by themselves (probably alot do). and they bench well.

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as to lower voltage RAM, you will put less stress on the IMC and you have the room to up the voltage out and run the RAM faster as i beleive.. anyway this wont have much effect if any on gamming smile.gif
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Thanks for all the replies.
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