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OCZ or Corsair? Decisions, decisions...

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  1. MRCL

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    Hey all

    Soon I need some new memory. I have two kits in mind, but I can't really deciede which one to buy. I read some reviews on both, and still I'm kinda torn...

    Its either the
    OCZ Technology 4096MB Kit (2x2048MB) PC2-8500 Reaper-Series (approx. 80$
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    Corsair Dominator TWIN2X DDR2-1066 2x2GB CL5 (approx. 140$)

    Both look kinda identical on the datasheet, yet there is a noticeable price difference.
    The memory will sit in an Asus P5Q-E, accompanied with either a C2D7300 or 8400 (haven't decieded that, too). There will be overclocking, so which kit now gives the best performance?

    Thanks in advance for your help:rockout:
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    I like corsair but I don't think I would pay that much extra for it lol definitely go OCZ. Not like ram brands are better in gaming than others.
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    forget dominators, just get the reaps man, if the reaps hadn't been 130 bucks back in june I would have bought them over the plats.
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    So the Dominators are overrated, eh? Okay, I'll go with the Reaps then. Thanks you guys.
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    They aren't over rated, they are overpriced
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    I would of corsair because they are very good for oveclocking
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    2:1 ... I ordered the OCZ. Now its just the CPU thats left^^
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    thats true, corsair overprice it because it always was "the overclockers memory". go for ocz
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    i got e8400, love it

    great overclocker too ive heard.

    gonna get a third party cooler, xigmatec s1283 then try OC
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    Becareful when buying OCZ memory though, make sure you buy there "higher" end stuff, i had alot of problems with there Gold Edition series, sometimes they work fine and overclock, other sticks i had are just plain lousy.

    Corsair is very good memory but sadly, like alienware they charge you for the name.. IMHO there are many different brands, besides the Two you chose. Patriot has been a favorite of mine recently as well as Gskill. I would definitely give those two brands a go.
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    Kay, lets see how these Reapers perform then. And if they suck, the shop I buy from is very friendly when it comes to RMAs.

    Sadly neither Patriot nor Gskill are available here... I searched for them, there is no shop carrying them:(
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    yeah, thats true :( i live in Italy so i have to suffer like you do :D.
    but thanks to the fall of the £, now if you shop in Britain its quite cheap. i can get brand new thermochill 120.3 for 60€, which is about 85$!!!
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    And shipping costs? And customs...God I hate customs here, sometimes they charge you more than the stuff did cost:banghead:
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    Should have joined the EU;):laugh:
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    Lol, then
    EU -->:nutkick:<--Switzerland:D

    Seriously I have to start a hardware smuggling business.
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    go with Corsair i've had so many problems with OCZ ram
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    I sometimes buy in USA and UK, its cheaper to buy there even if shipping kills me. usually if the declared value of the package is low (in italy under 15 euros) customs dont block it, and they dont tax it. but i dont know for switzerland, you should find it by yourself :ohwell:.

    LOL
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    i wish u luck with OCZ Reaper 1066Mhz i went though 4 sticks of that ram, and the last set they sent back was 1066Mhz but they didnt have the same timings so i had to run it at 800Mhz, watch out theres 2 types of 1066Mhz one with stock speed of 667 and the other ones 800Mhz.
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    check out the different revisions of reapers and dominators to see what chip they mount here

    http://ramlist.i4memory.com/ddr2/
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    It's the luck of the draw. I've never had problems with my Reapers but do have some problems since i installed the Dominators.:ohwell:
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    Yeah that ram list is nice but trying to find the good ones is a problem.
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