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I am currently building a computer based around the following components (full system in sig):

Asus Maximus VI Impact
Intel Core i5-4670k
Noctua NH-D14

So I need memory that's not too tall to fit under the heatsink.

Based on some searching on Newegg, I am trying to decide between these 2 options:
Mushkin 2400MHz 1.65v 10-12-12-28
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226416

vs

Corsair 2133MHz 1.50v 11-11-11-27
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233542

I'm trying to keep it under $200 for a set of 2x 8GB sticks. Any other suggestions are more than welcome (I am somewhat trying to stick to a red/black color scheme).

The main thing for me is trying to decide between the faster higher voltage memory vs slightly slower but lower voltage one. I do plan to overclock, although not excessively. The computer will not be on 24/7; it's just used for games.

Thank you in advance for your input.
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well unfortunately the corsair ram is a bit taller than Mushkin so.. Mushkin is a good option.
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Originally Posted by fedrosishere View Post

well unfortunately the corsair ram is a bit taller than Mushkin so.. Mushkin is a good option.

Both will fit under the Noctua. I'm just wondering if it makes more sense to go with the lower voltage memory to get rid of some extra heat.
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Originally Posted by fedrosishere View Post

well unfortunately the corsair ram is a bit taller than Mushkin so.. Mushkin is a good option.

Both will fit under the Noctua. I'm just wondering if it makes more sense to go with the lower voltage memory to get rid of some extra heat.

I have DDR 2400, and it doesn't put out any noticeable amount of heat. Unless your doing >3000 Mhz, I don't think heat is something of concern with memory. I have Samsung 8GB ram kit with no heatsink that will run >2000mhz and they don't even get warm.
IMO, the heatsinks are for appearance and not performance related. If there was a memory kit that actually needed the heatsinks, I'd probably stay away from it.

I'd just go with the Mushkin for a couple of reasons. Cheaper, lower cas latency, higher frequency.
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Mushkin will do specs of Corsair in 95%+ of cases while it might not be the other way around ... so Redline seem like a clear winner to me.
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Originally Posted by Shaded War View Post

I have DDR 2400, and it doesn't put out any noticeable amount of heat. Unless your doing >3000 Mhz, I don't think heat is something of concern with memory. I have Samsung 8GB ram kit with no heatsink that will run >2000mhz and they don't even get warm.
IMO, the heatsinks are for appearance and not performance related. If there was a memory kit that actually needed the heatsinks, I'd probably stay away from it.

I'd just go with the Mushkin for a couple of reasons. Cheaper, lower cas latency, higher frequency.

Thanks! That was exactly the kind of input I was looking for. I just got word that the Ridgeback cooler from Mushkin will also fit under the Noctua, so I may opt for that one over the Frostbyte. I like that it's screwed together instead of just being glued/clamped on.
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