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post #1 of 12
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So I'm going buy a new comp, probably tomorrow but the RAM issue still looms over me. I've narrowed it down to a few choices.

Mushkin HP2 PC2-6400 - 165.99
OCZ PC2-8500 HPC Reaper - 165.99 (with mail in rebate, reg price 209.99)
Crucial Ballastix PC2-8500 - 165.99 (with mail in rebate, reg price 185.99)

All of them have the D9 chips on them so I know they should be good overclockers. I've heard great things about the mushkin ram but not too much in regards to reaper series of ram. Any tips would help. Oh and if your thinking of mentioning G.Skill I already looked into it. Getting it here in Canada is not easy and the few places I have found it has been very expensive.

A quick response is appreciate since, the mail rebate ends tomorrow if I'm going to move on those reaper chips.

EDIT: I'm using this site to see if they have D9 chips http://ramlist.infinityx.nl/ddr2/

Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 12
I would go with the Crucials they got a good rep for being quality RAM and the price. I paid 200+ for my G. Skills about 6 months ago kicking myself now.
    
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post #3 of 12
The ballistix are the best on that list.
post #4 of 12
+1 for the Crucial ,, great rma service and best OC for the price on DDR2
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post #5 of 12
ballistics.
post #6 of 12
another here for the ballistix. awesome ram
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post #7 of 12
I would definately go for the Ballistix.
You can find them hitting DDR2-1500 on XS
 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
80GB WD SATAII NEC 3550A DL DVD+/-RW Win XP Home HP W2007 
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Microsoft Digital Media Pro XClio Goodpower 500W Cooler Master Centurion 5 Logitech G5 
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post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by Ravage81 View Post
So I'm going buy a new comp, probably tomorrow but the RAM issue still looms over me. I've narrowed it down to a few choices.

Mushkin HP2 PC2-6400 - 165.99
OCZ PC2-8500 HPC Reaper - 165.99 (with mail in rebate, reg price 209.99)
Crucial Ballastix PC2-8500 - 165.99 (with mail in rebate, reg price 185.99)

All of them have the D9 chips on them so I know they should be good overclockers. I've heard great things about the mushkin ram but not too much in regards to reaper series of ram. Any tips would help. Oh and if your thinking of mentioning G.Skill I already looked into it. Getting it here in Canada is not easy and the few places I have found it has been very expensive.

A quick response is appreciate since, the mail rebate ends tomorrow if I'm going to move on those reaper chips.

EDIT: I'm using this site to see if they have D9 chips http://ramlist.infinityx.nl/ddr2/

Thanks in advance!
Crucial.
post #9 of 12
Crucial here as well.

Mushkin - 0
OCZ - 0
Ballistix - 8

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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
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post #10 of 12
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...Y&promoid=1051
INSTANT rebate 169.99$ no mail in rebate

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...y&promoid=1051
149,99 after mail in rebate

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...Y&promoid=1051
179,99 weekly special

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...Z%20Technology
209,99 the ram I use I LOVE IT! 1T timmings at lower MHZ is > than 2T timmings at 1000+ MHZ
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