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Hello there,

So Im trying to decide between Corsair Dominators 4x4gb 1866mhz CL 9-10-9 vs Kingston HyperX beasts 4x4gb 2400mhz CL 11.

Basically, what I want to know is; Are the dominators worth it?
They cost just a teeeny tiny bit more, but theyre more than 500mhz slower.

Do they overclock like gods?


Im not really in the mood to pay premium for LEDS. The HyperX Beasts has gotten some nice reviews too.
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Originally Posted by charliew View Post

Hello there,

So Im trying to decide between Corsair Dominators 4x4gb 1866mhz CL 9-10-9 vs Kingston HyperX beasts 4x4gb 2400mhz CL 11.

Basically, what I want to know is; Are the dominators worth it?
They cost just a teeeny tiny bit more, but theyre more than 500mhz slower.

Do they overclock like gods?


Im not really in the mood to pay premium for LEDS. The HyperX Beasts has gotten some nice reviews too.

G Skill has some awesome memory also and the price is a lot better than those..
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G Skill has some awesome memory also and the price is a lot better than those..

G skill memory at 2400mhz are the Tridents. Theyre cheaper, but also slower and theyre red, which doesnt match my colour-scheme : /.
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There's black tridents aswell: http://www.gskill.com/en/finder?cat=31&series=603

Checked all sites that according to gskill sells these now. The black ones arent sold in sweden, finland, denmark, norway. I did find them on ONE page in germany, but theyre priced like dominators (with shipping, that is) and RMAing to germany doesnt seem like a fun idea.

Why Gskill? WHY?!


Also, if anyone has any other tips then just shoot smile.gif. Color scheme is black/green/silver.

EDIT: FOUND EM. 233,50 dollards. Oh what I wouldnt give to be able to get these from newegg without having to pay a high-class dowry to get them across the border...
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Hmm that's true, not sold anywhere =P other thing you could do is remove the fin from tridents and paint it since it's designed to be removable.

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post #7 of 12
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Hmm that's true, not sold anywhere =P other thing you could do is remove the fin from tridents and paint it since it's designed to be removable.

design01.jpg

I have some paint thats tested for 100c, but I really wouldnt want to paint actual effective coolers. Its probably anodized aluminium which means it would lose performance and wouldnt stick to the material very good anywho : /.

Black ones are pure sex tho.
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I doubt it would make any difference in temps since ram runs cool anyways, in fact there's a ocn member who did this: http://www.overclock.net/t/1276136/g-skill-trident-x-color-modification-guide and according to him it didn't affect the temps:
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The DRAM slot temps have not been effected running at 35C as did before my modification. At this moment after 24 hrs I feel the type of spray paint isn't effecting the memory fins ability to function as before nor has caused any diminish in performance.

Then again it might void warranty.
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post #9 of 12
Just water cool your memory.. easy..
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If prices in Sweden are like they are in Denmark then no the Corsair Dominators are overpriced and not worth it

The Kingston HyberX Beast sticks are priced lower
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