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I'm looking to buy either in a triple chanel kit (3x2GB) and was wondering which I am better off with? I plan on doing a large amount of video editing and light gaming.

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Dominator is typically memory for overclocker segment. I would go to Dominator for 2x2GB and 2x3GB only for overclock but, if you play large amount video editing and light gaming then you have to get 3x4GB for other series in cheaper price. I am sure that video editing activity loves big capacity of RAM, meanwhile the big ram seems hard to OC hence you don't need an expensive Dominator 3x4GB.
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I would steer as far as possible from any OCZ RAM as you can. I've owned 2 sets, both of them have been RMA'ed atleast once, and they still throw errors (Hence the Patriot RAM in my sig, which is running flawlessly.

If those are your only 2 options, I would go Corsair no doubt.
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Ocz dont make memory any more. i would advise to get corsair, I never had to rma corsair. but ocz never could run right in i7, i used ocz once in a amd rig and that was fine, but i never had problems with corsair. my rams rated @ 8-8-8-24 t2 @ 1600mhz, running @ 7-8-8-20 t1 1600mhz.
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I really prefer corsair sticks with low timings. They almost always overclock great. Also look into g.skill for good ram
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Is the 30 dollar difference worth it?
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