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Hey, so Im looking for some new RAM and I found this deal on some Kingston HyperX Blu DDR3-12800 CL9 2x2 GB RAM. Now, Ive seen read some reviews that say that theyre pretty good, CL8 at 1600 MHz, or almost 2000 MHz at CL9, but I wanted to hear some other opinions from someone who has first hand experience with them. I notice in most threads in here people will recommend Mushkin og G.Skill or Corsair over Kingston, but is that because Kingston is bad, or are the others just a little better ?

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i have them. they are pretty good. they dont like tight timings from what i can tell. how much are they going for if i might ask?
post #3 of 7
Kingston is a good brand of ram just like cosair,g skill, and mushkin. I don't have first experience with that ram but if the deal is pretty good I say go for it. There might be better ram from g skill, cosair, and mushkin but kingston has been here making ram for years before cosair,g skill, or mushkin. If you don't like them just return them.
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400 DKK which equals 70$, a pair of Ripjaws with similar specs is around 600 DKK/105$. Keep in mind every thing is more expensive here in Denmark.
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I would go for something a little better if it were me
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post #6 of 7
Big corsair fan myself, but if the price is right, go for it! Like what's already been said... you could always retutn them if you change your mind. But if you let the deal slip away you might wish you hadn't...
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post #7 of 7
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Well I wont be able to get anything this week anyway, so I just hope the deal is still on next week and then Ill make a decision.
BTW in overclockersclub.com's review these RAM were actually able to reach the same max clock speeds as a pair of Mushkin Blacklines, and higher than Corsair Dominators.
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Samsung 840 500 GB SSD Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB NZXT Kraken X60 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
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