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I'm debating on whether I should get these Mushkin's http://mushkin.com/Memory/Ridgeback/996826.aspx or Corsair's Vengeance sticks. Mushkin doesn't have any 2x4gb sets right now, and I really like their product. So, what would be a better idea... buying 2 sets of 2gbx2 Mushkin Ridgeback or the 2x4gb Corsair Vengeance?

This computer is mainly going to be used for gaming.
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2x4gb corsair vengeance.

1)corsair name
2)upgradeability
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I was in the exact same dilemma. 2x4GB is preferable, but it's really hard to get a hold of right now and I really hate the look of the Corsair Vengeance ram, so I broke down and ordered two sets of Mushkin Ridgeback 2x2GB DDR3 1600 (6-8-6-24)
    
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Will I even need more than 4gb for gaming? I wouldn't mind buying 4gb's now and upgrade later.

I use my computer for gaming, surfing the web, and school (visual communications).

Edit: If I go with just 2x2gb sticks. I will use the $75 in savings to upgrade my mobo for the UD4 to UD5.
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Also, correct me if I'm wring, but I do believe corsair is nothing special in the memory department.
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Will I even need more than 4gb for gaming? I wouldn't mind buying 4gb's now and upgrade later.

I use my computer for gaming, surfing the web, and school (visual communications).

Edit: If I go with just 2x2gb sticks. I will use the $75 in savings to upgrade my mobo for the UD4 to UD5.
Memory isn't that important. I get 60 fps on BFBC2 everything on high with just 2GBs of ram (one of my sticks is DOA and I'm sending it in today)
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Will I even need more than 4gb for gaming? I wouldn't mind buying 4gb's now and upgrade later.

I use my computer for gaming, surfing the web, and school (visual communications).

Edit: If I go with just 2x2gb sticks. I will use the $75 in savings to upgrade my mobo for the UD4 to UD5.
for JUST gaming, 4gb is enough.
but then that restricts your upgradeability to 8gb total.

also, i suggest saving that money. it's not worth upgrading from UD4 to UD5. imo it's not that important to have that great of a motherboard...

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Also, correct me if I'm wring, but I do believe corsair is nothing special in the memory department.
where did you hear that?
corsair is one of the most respected names for RAM.
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I think the Mushkin's are leading right now. I'll probably order them within the next hour if no one can change my mind.
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Edit: If I go with just 2x2gb sticks. I will use the $75 in savings to upgrade my mobo for the UD4 to UD5.
Do that! You don't need more than 4 for gaming. I only went with 8 because I do a lot of CAD and other engineering software.
    
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post #10 of 19
I prefer to have 2x4GB so if my circumstances change I can upgrade the RAM without having to sell all my RAM and start over seeing as I would most likely do that when RAM is cheap.

Off topic - It is so utterly soul destroying that you folks in the US can buy 2 sets of that Mushkin RAM for the price I get one for.
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