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G.SKILL TridentZ 3200 vs CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 3200

Hello. My choice was between these two RAM modules:

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231929&ignorebbr=1

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820236038&cm_re=3200_16gb_ram-_-20-236-038-_-Product

The G.Skill has a lot of reviews and is slightly cheaper. The Corsair has only 2 reviews and is more expensive (the promo code actually works on both RAM kits)

I wanted to go with the G.Skill because of its reviews, but it's 44mm height means I'd have to shift up my fan on my noctua dh 15 12 millimeters to make it fit. If I go with the corsair RAM, it's height is 31mm and thus I won't have to adjust my noctua's fan.

Is it worth dropping the cheaper and well reviewed G.Skill RAM for the more expensive and less reviewed Corsair RAM for the sake of having better fitting with my noctua cooler? Both RAM will fit, but with the corsair I won't have to adjust the fan upwards on my noctua.
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    inneruniverse said:
    Hello. My choice was between these two RAM modules:

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231929&ignorebbr=1

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820236038&cm_re=3200_16gb_ram-_-20-236-038-_-Product

    The G.Skill has a lot of reviews and is slightly cheaper. The Corsair has only 2 reviews and is more expensive (the promo code actually works on both RAM kits)

    I wanted to go with the G.Skill because of its reviews, but it's 44mm height means I'd have to shift up my fan on my noctua dh 15 12 millimeters to make it fit. If I go with the corsair RAM, it's height is 31mm and thus I won't have to adjust my noctua's fan.

    Is it worth dropping the cheaper and well reviewed G.Skill RAM for the more expensive and less reviewed Corsair RAM for the sake of having better fitting with my noctua cooler? Both RAM will fit, but with the corsair I won't have to adjust the fan upwards on my noctua.


    Worst part about G-skill is that they stick their heat spreaders on - I refuse to purchase them any more because of it.

    There is really no reason to have a heat spreader that large - they don't do anything at all for temps, and then making it difficult to remove where you need a heat gun and blade is just silly.

    I'd go for the RAM that fits to be honest.

    You should be able to find plenty of other options though. 16/3200 is a pretty common speed.
  2. another vote for the Vengeance by me.
    fitting the Trident Z with an aircooler is next to impossible

    also I never had any issues with Corsair RAM
    my current G.Skill needs some....let's call it sweet-talk. could be my board though.
  3. greens said:
    inneruniverse said:
    Hello. My choice was between these two RAM modules:

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231929&ignorebbr=1

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820236038&cm_re=3200_16gb_ram-_-20-236-038-_-Product

    The G.Skill has a lot of reviews and is slightly cheaper. The Corsair has only 2 reviews and is more expensive (the promo code actually works on both RAM kits)

    I wanted to go with the G.Skill because of its reviews, but it's 44mm height means I'd have to shift up my fan on my noctua dh 15 12 millimeters to make it fit. If I go with the corsair RAM, it's height is 31mm and thus I won't have to adjust my noctua's fan.

    Is it worth dropping the cheaper and well reviewed G.Skill RAM for the more expensive and less reviewed Corsair RAM for the sake of having better fitting with my noctua cooler? Both RAM will fit, but with the corsair I won't have to adjust the fan upwards on my noctua.


    Worst part about G-skill is that they stick their heat spreaders on - I refuse to purchase them any more because of it.

    There is really no reason to have a heat spreader that large - they don't do anything at all for temps, and then making it difficult to remove where you need a heat gun and blade is just silly.

    I'd go for the RAM that fits to be honest.

    You should be able to find plenty of other options though. 16/3200 is a pretty common speed.



    Is there any other brand you'd recommend over the corsair 16/3200?
  4. Go with the Corsair , leave the cooler as is.
  5. inneruniverse said:
    greens said:
    inneruniverse said:
    Hello. My choice was between these two RAM modules:

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231929&ignorebbr=1

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820236038&cm_re=3200_16gb_ram-_-20-236-038-_-Product

    The G.Skill has a lot of reviews and is slightly cheaper. The Corsair has only 2 reviews and is more expensive (the promo code actually works on both RAM kits)

    I wanted to go with the G.Skill because of its reviews, but it's 44mm height means I'd have to shift up my fan on my noctua dh 15 12 millimeters to make it fit. If I go with the corsair RAM, it's height is 31mm and thus I won't have to adjust my noctua's fan.

    Is it worth dropping the cheaper and well reviewed G.Skill RAM for the more expensive and less reviewed Corsair RAM for the sake of having better fitting with my noctua cooler? Both RAM will fit, but with the corsair I won't have to adjust the fan upwards on my noctua.


    Worst part about G-skill is that they stick their heat spreaders on - I refuse to purchase them any more because of it.

    There is really no reason to have a heat spreader that large - they don't do anything at all for temps, and then making it difficult to remove where you need a heat gun and blade is just silly.

    I'd go for the RAM that fits to be honest.

    You should be able to find plenty of other options though. 16/3200 is a pretty common speed.



    Is there any other brand you'd recommend over the corsair 16/3200?


    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313711

    If you're going to be building a new system - put something fast in there right?

    CAS14 at 3200 is where its at man.
  6. That does look nice but it's a bit pricey. I think I'll stick with the corsair, it should still be pretty fast right?
  7. Oh yeah, you won't be able to tell a difference at all at all.

    Dang it went up! I paid $119.99 for that kit last August
  8. inneruniverse said:
    That does look nice but it's a bit pricey. I think I'll stick with the corsair, it should still be pretty fast right?


    Corsair is just fine the real world difference would not be noticed.
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