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So, I was just about to buy this G.Skill kit for $49.99 but then saw a post on this Corsair XMS3 kit at Frys for almost half the price. Both are 1600MHz CAS 9 but the Corsair are 1.65v while the G.Skill are only 1.5v.

So taking into account price/performance and reliability... should I be fine with the Corsair kit or should I pay more for the G.Skill?
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well if its lower voltage and same specs, means there probly better IC Chips but as for if there worth an extra 10$, no. you wont see the diff in performance so save your money
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So, I was just about to buy this G.Skill kit for $49.99 but then saw a post on this Corsair XMS3 kit at Frys for almost half the price. Both are 1600MHz CAS 9 but the Corsair are 1.65v while the G.Skill are only 1.5v.

So taking into account price/performance and reliability... should I be fine with the Corsair kit or should I pay more for the G.Skill?
I personally have Ripjaws, and they run great. A few of my friends have XMS3 kits, and from what I hear they run great too. However, down under the Ripjaws are marginally cheaper so that's why I got them instead. I guess it's pretty much up to you.
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well if its lower voltage and same specs, means there probly better IC Chips but as for if there worth an extra 10$, no. you wont see the diff in performance so save your money
Well the difference is more than $10 it's $50 vs $27, but yeah I guess that only reinforces your point more.
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The XMS are nice but from owning the g.skill ram, I can push 1580 @ 7-8-7-22-1t at a low 1.6v. Bet I could go faster.

First set I bought had a dead stick. They cross-shipped and had a new stick in 3 days. Both have great support yet for the price, g.skill is great stuff
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The XMS are nice but from owning the g.skill ram, I can push 1580 @ 7-8-7-22-1t at a low 1.6v. Bet I could go faster.

First set I bought had a dead stick. They cross-shipped and had a new stick in 3 days. Both have great support yet for the price, g.skill is great stuff
Yeah I have G.Skill RAM now but I had issues getting it to even run at stock speeds so I wanted to give another company a shot. So far I have had Crusial and G.Skill.
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