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Hey all I'll try to keep this simple! redface.gif

I'm building a $1500 gaming rig and I just have no clue what RAM to get.

Initially I was going to get Dominator Platinums 2 x 4gbs @2133Mhz but to cut costs I decided against it.
I was browsing for some new sticks and I saw these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231621

Something seems suspicious about these but I have a feeling there are better alternatives. So if there are please guide me biggrin.gif

If possible I'd like to stay as close to $90 as possible

The full build (minus the RAM) can be found here if it helps:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1YX1Q

Thanks in advance!
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i cant see anything wrong with the ramm gskill is a good make
if your not sure what ramm to get go to the site off your motherboard maker and see what ramm is compatible
    
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If we're talking about DDR3-2133 9-11-11 and DDR3-2400 10-12-12 rated sets from G.Skill, then those are very likely to be based on the same memory chips (Samsung 4Gbit revision B) hence they will easily do each other's specs, overclock roughly the same and the difference will come down to heatspreaders and price.
The downside of those models, however, is that in case they are indeed Samsung 4Gbit-based, the 4GB sticks are going to be single-sided meaning you won't be getting as much performance as primary timings might suggest. Therefore, a possible alternative might be a cheaper 2133C10 or a 2400C11-rated set from G.Skill, which I believe are still based on Hynix 2Gbit CFR, i.e. 4GB modules are dual-sided. If you're still willing to buy single-sided modules just because of better primaries, you might want to consider Team's 2400C10 kit which currently retails for ~$15 less than G.SKill's 2133C9 and 2400C10 offers.
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