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My question is if there really is a difference between buying a stick of memory over a kit of memory. Newegg has been sold out of the Samsung LP DDR3 8GB kit memory for what seems like forever and I currently get free shipping through them. So I noticed that they have the single 4GB sticks in stock and was going to buy two single sticks over the kit. I plan on overclocking them so the rated specs from manufacturer really doesn't apply. Let me know what you guys think. Thanks!

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post #2 of 8
Nope no difference.
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Nope, just marketing, why sell them as individual sticks only when you can sell them as Dual, Triple and Quad channel bundles aswell?. tongue.gif
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Thanks guys! Should be putting a build together within the next month wink.gif
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What kind of build are we talking? tongue.gif
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What kind of build are we talking? tongue.gif

Arc Midi W/C. I'm done with AMD and just bought a 3570k a couple minutes ago. So sad that my rep is going to be too low to ease the pain from my wife after having another pc case sitting in the closet =\.
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post #7 of 8
Seems I'm a bit late to the party but no there is no real world difference with kits vs single stick.
    
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post #8 of 8
I'd buy the HAF-X, but I already have one. tongue.gif
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