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Hi I was appalled to find that the Patriot Sector 5 8GB DDR3 (2X4)GB DDR3-1333 CL 9-9-9-24 1.65V was sold out! Now I'm trying to find similar alternatives that cost less than 100$. This particular RAM was sold at about 85$ plus tax.

On that note, how does a G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 compare? I've heard this brand name a lot, but I've never used it myself =/

Oh and also I am slightly willing to compromise a bit (just a bit!) on cost for better future-proofing, higher efficiency, or anything that seems very appealing to justify greater cost.
Are there any attractive alternatives?
post #2 of 7
IMO they are better, and they have a higher clock.
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How about a Corsair XMS 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1333 CL9-9-9-24?
post #4 of 7
Get some ripjaws but find the ones with CL6/7 timings, or worst case scenario, CLS8
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Don't get DDR3-1333. Get at least DDR3-1600
 
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Hmm, I'm still getting the hang of RAM. so many computer parts to understand X_X
so I assume G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL8-8-8-24 1.5V would be a good alternative? It goes for 107.25$ on ncix.com
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Hmm, I'm still getting the hang of RAM. so many computer parts to understand X_X
so I assume G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL8-8-8-24 1.5V would be a good alternative? It goes for 107.25$ on ncix.com
Yes that's a nice kit. When talking about memory, the higher frequency is better (e.g. 1600 is faster than 1333) and the lower the timings (numbers), the faster the kit is. That kit is a nice speed with a little tighter timings, plus a nice low voltage rating of 1.5v. Can't go wrong.
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