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First off, I really love these forums since the people here seem to be intelligent, respectful, and not belittle people who are trying to learn. That aside, my question is what set of ram I should pick up since my current has to be RMA'ed. I don't want to stick with the set I'm sent in return since it will be the second faulty set I've received from OCZ. So this is the set I was thinking about :G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory. I do mostly gaming if that helps your info. And the price on that set at newegg seems to be pretty good right now. Any and all help is appreciated.
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post #2 of 12
Hi and welcome to OCN.

I'd go with Corsair, Crucial or G.Skill, those are good brands.
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post #3 of 12
Crucial or G.Skill FTW. You should be able to get 4G of 1600 CL8 ram for about $60. Like this...

Crucial BL2KIT25664BN1608 Ballistix 4GB

Sorry, I just saw that you were looking for a 2x4Gig set. Can you post a link to the ram you suggested?

Just went ram hunting at the Egg and came up with this...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)

Is that price for real? Ram is all over the place these days.
Edited by coonmanx - 2/3/11 at 9:27am
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Only are two possible options for RAM kit that he say.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231402
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231311

If you ask me which one is better, I'd go with the F3-10666CL7D-8GBRH model.
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post #5 of 12
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Hi and welcome to OCN.

I'd go with Corsair, Crucial or G.Skill, those are good brands.
+1

OCZ suck, they've been struggling in the RAM market for about 1-2 years now.
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Once again, I thought I was posting a link to some 1600 speed stuff when I actually posted a link to some 1066 stuff. As you can see the DDR3 1600 stuff costs a bit more. Here is some DDR3 1600 CL8 stuff that costs a bit more...

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB

Either go 1333 CL7 or 1600 CL8 if you have the cash.

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB

I would spend the extra $30.
Edited by coonmanx - 2/3/11 at 9:48am
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post #7 of 12
Best 2x4GB kit for budget: $90 shipped Ripjaws X 2x4GB 1600 CL9. Just $5 more than your crappy generic kits which (trust me) won't overclock at all. 4GB DIMMs + generic settings = most likely you get the lower-end and remaining infancy 4GB DIMM ICs that basically didn't overclock at all.
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Honestly. 1600 CL9 is pretty "generic" when there are getting to be a lot of 1600 CL8 kits out there. Spend the money and you won't be disappointed. What's an extra thirty bucks for 8G of ram?
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post #9 of 12
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Wow thank you for all the responses, so is this the one recommended most? G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM
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post #10 of 12
You guys forgot Mushkin. It's also a great brand.
As all the others said, grab a Gskill or a Corsair, and I add Mushkin to that list aswell. <3 my Blacklines
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