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Memory Choosing Memory

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by sixfootsideburns, 16 Mar 2011.

  1. sixfootsideburns

    sixfootsideburns modeteer

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    Hey Folks,

    So I'm about to buy some new memory but have hit something of a snag. This memory is for a new rig that I will be buying parts for in the coming week or two and I am planning on getting my feet wet with more in-depth OCing. I'll likely will be using the following...

    Intel I5 2600K
    MSI OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB (2x running in SLI)
    Mobo undecided, probably the P8P67 (maybe M) DELUXE or PRO, not really sure
    Corsair TX750W (thats a definitely as I already have it)

    and as for memory it will be one of these two:

    Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600
    or Corsair DOMINATOR 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600

    But the DOMINATOR is specs 1.65v and the Vengeance specs 1.5v. Is there benefit to choosing one or the other? The DOMINATOR is a fair amount more expensive but has all the same specs (latency, timing, XMP, Dual-Channel, etc)

    I'm a little stuck on this one. From what I've read going with the Vengence is probably the better bet as it has a lower voltage rating, but if so, why is the DOMINATOR kit more expensive?


    Any advice?
     
  2. Wira

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    Go with the vengeance kit, the lower voltages are more suitable for a sandybridge build.

    I don't actually know why the dominators are more expensive, I would suspect it's because they have 'real' heatsinks, not the plastic ones on the vengeance ram.
     
  3. sixfootsideburns

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    alright great, that was my inkling also. Truthfully I've considered looking into replacing the heat spreaders anyways but I'm nervous because it voids the warranty, and seeing as this will be my first true experience in manual OCing I think keeping my warranty might be a wise decision at least for now.

    So unless anyone has any other input then Vengeance it is!


    Also, does anyone know how the heat sinks on this kit typically performs? I've heard a few little complaints about them either cracking on either snapping, but it was only a handful of people. Also, them being a little delicate doesn't really say much about how well they dissipate heat? I ask because my house gets hot as hell in the summer :hehe:
     
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