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Is there much difference between the two?
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i think it depends on who you prefer - unless theirs a difference in the chips they use
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Yes their is a difference, $$ , other than $$, not much, Corsair is the most overpriced RAM on the market. The best RAM (and the cheapest) is G.Skill.
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I wouldnt say its the most overpriced ram on the market. I agree its overpriced, at one point in time they had exceptional quality ram and I believe they still lead newegg in ddr sales. The quality of corsair has slowly declined, ive just RMA'd two sets of 2x512 sticks. They also have a great deal right now in the egg with mail ins.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145575

G.Skill is some great ram, but they wont beat this price anytime soon.
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I have been waiting for over $200 in rebate from newegg.com buys for 4 months now....
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post #6 of 21
I've had both but I always lean more towards Corsair.

Kingston is good but in DDR2 land they're a bit pricey. I know for DDR2, PQI Turbo 667 is the best least expensive RAM and any D-9 kit would cost a lot of $$$, so it would depend which one is a person's preference.

I've seen people swearing that Crucial is the only best RAM, some say OCZ, others Mushkin and finally G.Skill but personally I wouldn't get either brand in DD2. Will always be Corsair and maybe I'll give the PQI Turbo 667 a shot.
post #7 of 21
I'd say that Corsair makes much better RAM than Kingston, but, as pauldovi said, G.Skill is the best value out there. G.Skill makes incredible RAM and offers it at incredible prices.
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post #8 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by King Sasquatch
G.Skill makes incredible RAM and offers it at incredible prices.
Can you tell me more about it? I'm new around here. Will it work well with most AMD boards?
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post #9 of 21
Yeah. G.Skill is some good stuff. Take a look here and here for 2GB kits. The price is pretty much competative with Kingston and Corsair, and the RAM is much more overclockable. G.Skill isn't really a well-established brand yet, which is why a lot of people don't know much about them, but I'm sure that the people on this forum can tell you all about G.Skill. They make really really good RAM. I think those links say everything: low price, high performance. Corsair or Kingston can usually match the price, but not the performace.
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post #10 of 21
G.skill makes performance and value ram. (As do most companies) You can normally tell the difference by the presence of a heat spreader on the RAM. Any G.Skill you find with the heat spreader, or labeled as performance will be you best bang buck. (You can beat the performance, regardless of the price!).

The Corsair XMS series is the most overpriced RAM on the market. It is anything different then standard "performance" RAM, but it cost a LOT more.

This is how I would rate performance RAM:

G.Skill (Unfortionately they don't make DDR2-800 yet)
OCZ
Corsair
Patriot
Crucial
Mushkin
Kingston

This is how I would rate value RAM: (Based on value)

Patriot
Kingston
G.Skill
OCZ

Many will argue my list, and probably justly. If you buy G.Skill, OCZ, Corsair, ect, you are going to get some great RAM, so just go for the best price.
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