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DS3+Geil (800) vs S3+Corsair (800) - Which is best in my situation

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I am getting the following parts:

C2D E6400
Gigabyte DS3 [w/Geil] Gigabyte S3 [w/Corsair]
Geforce 7900GS

Now, for exactly £10 difference I can choose either:

Geil Ultra DDR2 2.0GB PC6400 Dual Channel Kit (2 x 1GB) 800MHz (4-4-4-12) with Aluminium heat spreader http://www.microdirect.co.uk/product...roductID=14777

OR

2Gb CorsairTwinX XMS2, DDR2 PC6400 (800), 240 Pinns, CAS 4-4-4-12
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=402849

The corsair's are +£10. I've heard bad things about this brand on this forum.... but I'm not sure which RAM is best to get. I will be OC'ing to 3.1GHz. Remember the difference is only £10 so I don't mind parting if its for good reason ^__^
The motherboard also changes if I get the corsairs or geil. From S3 to DS3 respectively.

Your opinions please.
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E6400 @ 3.2GHz Gigabyte DS3 XFX Geforce 7900GS 2GB Corsair XMS2 800MHz CL4 
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200GB Maxtor Windows XP Pro 19" Suyama LCD 450W ATX 
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E6400 @ 3.2GHz Gigabyte DS3 XFX Geforce 7900GS 2GB Corsair XMS2 800MHz CL4 
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200GB Maxtor Windows XP Pro 19" Suyama LCD 450W ATX 
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post #2 of 5
I would get the corsair. I have been running corsair ram for 2 yrs with no problems. Just curious but why do you need to change mb when picking diff ram. The corsair should run fine on the DS3 mb.
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2x WD 74G raptors in raid0 NEC 3520 winXP sp2 Dell 24" widescreen LCD 
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There's no difference in tech specs between the S3 and the DS3 aside from the solid capacitors, so it's up to you
    
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500GB 7200.10 + 160gb WD Windows Vista x64 SP1 Dell SP23" something W. Saitek USB 
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post #4 of 5
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Thanks. Then I will go with the cheaper ^^. I just thought one or the other would OC better....

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Originally Posted by busa View Post
Just curious but why do you need to change mb when picking diff ram. The corsair should run fine on the DS3 mb.
I change mobo because I am comparing from two different stores. One place has Geil RAM the other has Corsair. They also don't have the same mobo's. So I have to decide...
I'm going with the Corsair's + S3 combo.

Cheers once again ^^
C2D System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6400 @ 3.2GHz Gigabyte DS3 XFX Geforce 7900GS 2GB Corsair XMS2 800MHz CL4 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
200GB Maxtor Windows XP Pro 19" Suyama LCD 450W ATX 
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E6400 @ 3.2GHz Gigabyte DS3 XFX Geforce 7900GS 2GB Corsair XMS2 800MHz CL4 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
200GB Maxtor Windows XP Pro 19" Suyama LCD 450W ATX 
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post #5 of 5
There Both really good RAM brands. However out of the two Listed i would go for the Corsair personally. Ther Overall Quality seems better.
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