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Hey guys!

I'm getting new ram, and I was looking around for some 2k+ MHz ram

I found this ram by Patriot:
http://www.patriotmem.com/products/d...&id=927&type=1

.. for the same price as these from Kingston:
http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/conf...3X2K2/4GX&id=8
Same counts for OCZ and Crucial (even more expensive)

What should I pick? Any experiences with Patriot ram in general?

Thanks!
    
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I'd go with the Patriot, those Viper5 are good series.
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2133Mhz, 9-11-9 timings from kingston vs. 2250Mhz, 9-9-9 timings from patriot for the same price.
I think I'd try out the patriot...
    
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Patriot, no doubt...higher clocks + tighter timmings....
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Yeah, just what I was thinking. I'm just boggled by why those are the same price. Or rather, why the Patriot are so cheap. Kingston is usually not too bad price-wise.

But thanks guys! Appreciate it
    
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Patriot ram sucks. Been dealing with Patriot for a long time and their best OC'ing ram was the Patriot Viper series for the Nvidia 790 mobos. Didn't like the latest Patriot ram I was using for my current sig so I went to Kingston...I'll never go back to Patriot.

BTW...Never buy Kingston ram from their site. You'll save a ton of money if you buy it from NewEgg...That Kingston ram you're checking out is only $99 on NewEgg...Kingston HyperX X2 Grey 2133MHz. Kingston memory is very OC friendly regarding speed & timings. I'm currently using the HyperX X2 1600MHz.
Edited by drBlahMan - 3/3/11 at 8:02am
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Patriot ram sucks. Been dealing with Patriot for a long time and their best OC'ing ram was the Patriot Viper series for the Nvidia 790 mobos. Didn't like the latest Patriot ram I was using for my current sig so I went to Kingston...I'll never go back to Patriot.

BTW...Never buy Kingston ram from their site. You'll save a ton of money if you buy it from NewEgg...That Kingston ram you're checking out is only $99 on NewEgg...Kingston HyperX X2 Grey 2133MHz. Kingston memory is very OC friendly regarding speed & timings. I'm currently using the HyperX X2 1600MHz.
Yeah I wasn't planning on buying it from their website.
I'm from Europe so yeah. Most stuff is 2-3 times as expensive as in the USA. Damn you americans

I already ordered the patriot ram, but I'll just return it if it doesn't suit me. Thanks for your input though
    
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