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Along with performance, I want my PC to look good, so which do you think looks the best? Im going for a blue or black/blue theme in an AMD system, probably an ASUS or Gigabyte mobo. The PNY set is the cheap pair of these. Would the last one (the Ripjaws X (2)) be the best of them all? I read a while ago on here that the PI series is very good, how does it compare to the Ripjaws X (2)? I notice the RJX(2) has a lower voltage, would that help with overclocking?

PNY 8-8-8-24 1.65V

Crucial 8-8-8-24 1.65v

Ripjaw X (1) 7-8-7-24 1.5v

PI 6-8-6-24 1.6v

Ripjaws X (2) 6-8-6-24 1.5v

Edited by pLuhhmm - 2/27/11 at 5:11pm
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post #2 of 11
Aesthetic preference is a per-user choice.
Since looks are your #1 priority just pick the one you like.
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post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by beers View Post
Aesthetic preference is a per-user choice.
Since looks are your #1 priority just pick the one you like.
Yeah I know , but I appreciate other users input on looks, Im also not sure which one is the best.
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post #4 of 11
No love for the ECOs?
They're as good as any 6-8-6 kit (pretty much all kits are 6-8-6 capable), and sometimes better (6-7-6 capable on some BBSE-equipped kits, but no sure way to tell)
post #5 of 11
I was looking at those PNY sticks as well but decided against them because it was a rebate deal that I didn't want to deal with and some of the reviews at the Egg said that they had to drop them down to 1333 speed. I ended up buying the Crucial Ballistix Tracers because they were a good price at Tiger Direct and they run at CL8. I am happy with them also because the heat spreaders are not too tall and fit nicely below my CPU cooler. I can't really see the LEDs in my case but they do look cool.

Otherwise the Ripjaws X look like they would be good if you can handle the taller spreaders.
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post #6 of 11
IMO for looks alone, the Ripjaws X (2) then the PI's
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post #7 of 11
Gonna have to say those Black Ripjaw X are on the top in terms of looks. However, they're pretty pricey. That's not always a bad thing though since G. Skill has fantastic customer service from what I've seen.

I was really considering those exact same Ripjaw X (the black ones) that you posted. I backed out due to California tax jacking up the price too high. I went with a set of G. Skill Ecos (the darker version ones).
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post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by pLuhhmm View Post
PNY 8-8-8-24 1.65V
I say this set, if only to avoid clearance issues with aftermarket coolers.
post #9 of 11
I vote RipjawsX 2 or Eco

 
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reisya: Git 'er down to 6-7-6 or so! you probably could do it, you know!
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