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[NewEgg] G.Skill 4GB 1066 now in Pi $169

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G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPI

Cool, Listed at $169.99, the new PI 1066 kit is only $20 more than the non-Pi 1066 set!
(depending when you catch them -the non-Pi set have been going to and fro between $139 and $149)

So, the new Pi 1066 kit is the same price as the Dominator 1066 Kit but with the Dominators you also get an "Airflo" fan (and now a $40 MIR)!

Same kind of cooling-fin concept, the G.Skills boast 8 layer PCB's (Domies are 6 layer!)
Both use PSC IC's!

G.Skill Pi heatspreader "Thermal Performance Graphic" showing "superior heat dissipation" and other info from LinsK's original Pi post; Can be found Here

Excerpt from G.Skill Press release:
Quote:
Coming straight from strenous schooling sessions, Pi or π has now been included in G.Skill's latest cooling solution, which is used on a heap of new DDR2 and DDR3 memory kits. Designed and planned for use with mid-range and high-end memory, the Pi series heatspreaders make use of quite a bit of aluminum and claim to be able to increase the air contact surface by 100% and lower the temperature of the little DRAM chips at least 20% to 30%, when compared to "traditional" designs.
Well, I just got a set of the non-Pi 1066's and an OCZ XTC for the same money. So
Just as good as the Domies or the Pi set, and the ram cooler is a better fit/blocks less airflow.
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excuse the ignorance:

whats the difference between pi and non-pi?
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That's a good deal!
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excuse the ignorance:

whats the difference between pi and non-pi?
No prob. KD, Just click the links in the OP
Non Pi has "normal" heatspreaders; and the Pi has the "Finned" ones!
(They look like spiralbound notebook binding to me! )

To see the "claimed" difference in heat dissipation: just click on the other link!
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LOL.... so the only difference is the heatspreader? Wow, what a rip off...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kingdavid216 View Post
excuse the ignorance:

whats the difference between pi and non-pi?
The pi version is tastier?
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ahh i see, so what if you just have another source of memory cooling? no difference...hmm, thanks for the info man
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Originally Posted by Kingdavid216 View Post
excuse the ignorance:

whats the difference between pi and non-pi?
The heatspreader.
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I would pay 20 more for just black pcb instead of the Mead notebooks glued to em. Green pcb ram is like buying a green pcb motherboard now, YUCK!
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