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G.Skill Ripjaw vs. Sniper?

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What's the difference between these two sticks? I've seen allot of good things about the blue Ripjaw X series, but the Sniper series is currently $5 cheaper then an additional 15% off promo code on top. Had a great experience with G.Skill in last system so want to go with them again. Thanks.

Here is the links of memory I'm referring to.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231476 Ripjaw X "blue"

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231519 Sniper
Edited by sleepyboy - 4/22/13 at 8:30pm
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Ripjaws have tighter timings which means lower latency. We like lower latency.
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$80 Ripjaws X "Blue" - 2133MHz, "tighter" timings of 9-10-9-28, higher voltage (1.65v)
$64 Sniper - 2133MHz, "looser" timings of 11-11-11-30, lower voltage (1.60v)

Without factoring in overclocking or adjusting CL beyond their advertised XMP timings, the "Blue" should have somewhat greater data throughput and lower latency due to its CL9 timing instead of the Sniper's CL11.
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Go for the Ripjaws thumb.gif
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Here are your 2 options...

If you don't plan to OC the memory, just buy the Snipers...You will not notice the difference in performance.

If you're an OCing & benchmarking junkie, buy the Ripjaws X...the tighter timings will allow slightly better OCing.
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