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Of course they don't want you to know if you overpaid $700 for the same ICs found in budget RAM. Need looking heat spreaders though :laugh:
meh. I have tried many times over the years to match what high-end kits can do, from any OEM, by buying "value" kits with the same ICs, and I have always had to buy many sets before actually finding a decent pair.
 
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those Ics are handpicked,The value ram is just what a bad 7950 gpu would be if it does not match up to a good one downgrade it to value 7850.Great review Dave, I bet you had a blast with them playing Bf3 AK .
 
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I was gonna say hey this will be on my next build, then 800usd...
 
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great review dave as always, but isn't high price put as weak point.
 
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If you look at the quality material used and the overclocking achievements they have acquired i think they are well worth the money.

Great review!
 

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love the review Dave and about time :D

I know my Platinum stomp the Redlines I was using!
Plus the flexibility of ram timings blow me away...

Im just using the 2133 8GB kit but the numbers have been to say the least quite desirable.

Im thinking of grabbing another kit just to have as a spare kit ;)
 

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I was gonna say hey this will be on my next build, then 800usd...
great review dave as always, but isn't high price put as weak point.
Price is dependant on availability. The high price is becuase Corsair would have to bin many ICs for just your one set. These sticks sold for much less, when they were more available. Supply and Demand!


That would make the con, not hte price itself, but a lack of availability of such hand-sorted ICs.
 

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Yeah thats a shame we cant push the bus speed up on out SB and IB proc's like Amd.

Thats one thing I miss big time about Amd's ability to clock the shit out of the bus speed.

You have an Amd system you could give a quick go around with Dave?

Just for curiosity?
 

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Yeah thats a shame we cant push the bus speed up on out SB and IB proc's like Amd.

Thats one thing I miss big time about Amd's ability to clock the shit out of the bus speed.

You have an Amd system you could give a quick go around with Dave?

Just for curiosity?
I do have one, but not the time to, really. At least, not right now...but maybe soon. You'd think you'd almost be able to max out any AMD controller almost...

Crap. Now you got me curious. I got another board on the test bench right now, argh!!.:roll:
 

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I do have one, but not the time to, really. At least, not right now...but maybe soon. You'd think you'd almost be able to max out any AMD controller almost...
I know And hear that! I've been sitting here playing with these 2133 kit @ 9-9-9-24 1T but it's taking 1.65v to be 100% stable at those timings. Sure snappy though. Going to run some benches @ 4.8GHz for a comparison...
 

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That almost seems better than my kit...lulz.


Have you tried 2666 MHz? You can reference my MemTweakIt shot...
 

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That almost seems better than my kit...lulz.


Have you tried 2666 MHz? You can reference my MemTweakIt shot...
I actually read your entire review, most of the time I skim over it to find what Im looking for and boy you had me glued to the screen with this one.

Na, these sticks wont boot at the 2400MHz jump setting in the bios and the board doesn't have a higher option.. Id be happy to try a timing to see if I can get them to boot if you'd be kind to post a setting... :confused:
 

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I actually read your entire review, most of the time I skim over it to find what Im looking for and boy you had me glued to the screen with this one.

Na, these sticks wont boot at the 2400MHz jump setting in the bios and the board doesn't have a higher option.. Id be happy to try a timing to see if I can get them to boot if you'd be kind to post a setting... :confused:
You don't have Z77, do you? That'd be why, perhaps.
 

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You don't have Z77, do you? That'd be why, perhaps.
Nope my hardware is in my system spec's... Z77 will be the next buy but deciding is going to be the hard part..

Prob the Maximus V Extreme :D
 

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Nope my hardware is in my system spec's... Z77 will be the next buy but deciding is going to be the hard part..

Prob the Maximus V Extreme :D
I think I might get one of those at some point...or maybe not. :p I'd love to try these sticks in one, since I've heard from a few peopel that it clocks ram better tha nthe Formula does, although, my formula did pretty good too! :laugh:
 

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Too bad Asus didn't send you an Extreme board to also test.

I was game for the Formula board but after the reviews I backed away... but hey! One never knows what board I'll be blessed with. Hasselwell is that Intels next cpu? thats going to be interesting.
 

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Still to pricey for me but my 2133 plats work very nicely.

Hey Dave, memory express have 2 sets of the 2133MHz 2x4GB/ 8GB kits.

They have different prices...

Whats the difference between the two kits?

this and that
 

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They are most likely hte same, but hte power of the Canadian dollar allows them ot sell the newer set, with the newer SKU, for $5 cheaper.

They might be differnet IC's...you can tell by looking in the window of the box which version the sticks are. I am not sure which version is which at this time.
 

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They are most likely hte same, but hte power of the Canadian dollar allows them ot sell the newer set, with the newer SKU, for $5 cheaper.

They might be differnet IC's...you can tell by looking in the window of the box which version the sticks are. I am not sure which version is which at this time.
Good to know and thanks!

Hey did you ever visit the shop in Edmonton? and if so what did you think?

You know where Im at, and the only local shop we have want your wallet, and the kids right arm for anything decent..
 

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Good to know and thanks!

Hey did you ever visit the shop in Edmonton? and if so what did you think?

You know where Im at, and the only local shop we have want your wallet, and the kids right arm for anything decent..
Yeah, the Edmonton store was the first of it's kind here, having lots of high-end part stock, when other places didn't really. I do have several other shopping options when it comes to PC parts, but Memory Express is my go-to store, and in fact I'll be visiting them tomorrow, for sure, since i have some stuff I need to get.


I still shop at those other options, but all the Corsair stuff I buy from Memory Express( I use a lot of Corsair stuff), since the other places don't even stock it. :shadedshu The store here is like Best Buy, with lots of brand options in every part category, and they match any competitor pricing, too, so yeah, I visit there often. They'll custom-order stuff they don't stock, too, although you might pay a bit for that added convienience.
 

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:toast: Happy shopping tomorrow Dave!

Yeah the only thing we have here is Future shop :mad:
I wish we had a best buy. What do you think of the Corsair link adapter?

I used to have a few set's of Crucial Ballistx tracers ram back in the DDR2 days and loved the look.

You had a chance to play around with the link part of these sticks?
 

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I did ask for the Link adapter, since i have the Airflow Pro and a Hydro cooler too, but wasn't able to get one, unfortunately. Maybe I'll pick one up tomorrow. :p
 

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I did ask for the Link adapter, since i have the Airflow Pro and a Hydro cooler too, but wasn't able to get one, unfortunately. Maybe I'll pick one up tomorrow. :p
They pay you to well Dave :shadedshu

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