Originally Posted by wheth4400
then what are the redlines?
The Redlines are top of the line performance kits along with some of the Ridgebacks
Originally Posted by obsidian86
is there any newer faster munshkin ssd's on the way later this year?
Not that I am aware of.
Originally Posted by ~sizzzle~
Ok, so I'm sure this has already been asked a hundred times before, and suspect I already know the answer but I'm asking it anyway.
I have been looking at Mushkin RAM. Specifically the Ridgeback http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820226132
and Blackline http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820226127
. For an upcoming i5/P55 build.
In browsing motherboards for the build I have noticed that Mushkin is often absent from the QVL altogether as well as for the specific models I was looking at. Is this something I should be concerned about ? Does Mushkin do their own testing and have a listing someplace of motherboards that different modules have been tested to be compatible with ? As long as it's quality DDR3, should it matter at all ?
Lastly, What is the difference between the Ridgeback and the Blackline other than heat spreaders ?
The difference between the kits you listed is the heat spreaders.
If you have space concerns because of a large CPU cooler, use the Blacklines. The Ridgebacks are 40mm tall and can have issues with large CPU coolers.
QVLs... outdated as soon as they are released or at best after the first BIOS release. I have seen triple kits listed on QVLs for AM3 and Intel 1156.
We do a lot of our own testing and the mobo makers have samples of our kits.
What mobo are you thinking of using? If it's Intel 1156 there is no problem with those kits you listed, AM3 is a bit more challenging.