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Windows 7: Curious about RAM pricing...

10 Nov 2012   #1
moneybagman

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 / Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 
Curious about RAM pricing...

Hello, I was researching RAM for a build I am planning to buy this Black Friday (Can't wait ) and I noticed that I found some really cheap RAM and I don't know if this is a unreliable pos, or if this is a genuinely good find.

I know that lower CAS latency, higher frequency, and if you want your computer to run cooler, a lower voltage will make for nice ram.

This is the RAM I came across:
Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00

For the most part (85%) of the reviews are 5 eggs, and it is $10 off with a promo code. Is there any reason I shouldn't buy these?

Also, I am going to be getting the Sabertooth Z77 motherboard and an i7 3770 and I was curious if anyone could tell me if this RAM is compatible with my planned setup.


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10 Nov 2012   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Well depends on what you are going to use for the new build but the other RAM looks ok for what you have now.

Oh meant to mention if you idn't now turn of the defrag you don't need it with the SSD. Plus take a look at this if you already haven't - more speed.

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10 Nov 2012   #3
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by moneybagman View Post
Also, I am going to be getting the Sabertooth Z77 motherboard and an i7 3770 and I was curious if anyone could tell me if this RAM is compatible with my planned setup.
It's on the list of RAM that Crucial claims is compatible with the Sabertooth Z77.

If you've searched at Newegg, you've found a whole lot of DDR3 1600 RAM at roughly the same price as this. It's not particularly cheap RAM; DDR3 is cheap at the moment.

It's not on Asus' QVL (qualified vendors list), but it would almost be a surprise if it was: the QVL tends to be out of date, and Asus never tests more than a fraction of the RAM on the market.

I think that you should have no hesitation about using it.
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