Pros: Worked great out of the box. Used it in an office PC. Now my wife has a space ship at work
Pros: Very Fast memory. Runs @ 1860 with XMP with only 1.5 Volts!
Got killed by G.Skill 1600! Got these for less than what I paid for G.Skill!
Newegg took care of me again!
Cons: Heat Sink is as tall as Mt. Everest! I was able to ditch my fan on my Hyper 212 Plus and turn my top fan around on my Antec 300 case and different memory.
Can't complain too much since this memory rocks!
Overall Review: 2nd time I bought Corsair and now I am sold! I won't by another brand again except maybe OCZ!
Pros: this RAM is identical in every way to CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9, except it's in blue. If you care about aesthetics and your motherboard has a blue color scheme, then there's really no reason to get the black ones over these!
The bus also runs just a tiny bit faster (15000 vs 14900 for the black model). Other than that, no differences.
Put these in my GIGABYTE P67X-UD3 (there are currently 2 P67X models, UD3 is the blue one) and it looks great!
Very overclockable, but runs at 1866 by default beautifully.
Excellent value for a 8 GB kit.
Overall Review: Runs very stable, but I've only had the RAM for a few days, so I can't tell yet whether it runs stable for long period of time.
Pros: Great RAM. Works flawlessly with Intel XMP. Running for about 8 mos without a hitch. Used in conjunction with Intel SB 2600k (every novice techs dream come true) on a GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD7-B3 P67MB. Couldn't be happier.
Someone with a "HIGH" tech level stated that the heatsinks were plastic... They are NOT. What sense would that make? Obviously they didnt buy them and decided to write a review anyway OR theyre tech level is SO high that they can no longer discern metal from plastic.
The Heatsinks are great. Not to big, not to small, not JUST a bunch of metal surrounding the chip - Corsair actually realized that breaking up the fins would allow airflow as well as heat disipation.
These chips are fantastic - but where are the 1866mhz 8GB versions???
Cons: The 8 GB model of this RAM is A) sold out (this is becoming WAY too common with just about every part I end up deciding to buy) and B) does not come in - or Newegg just doesnt carry) The 1866Mhz model - which is bogus. This chip is meant to be OC'd through XMP. What the heck do I need a 1600mhz chip for? The fact that my Gigabyte MB maxes at 32MB of RAM (one of the many reasons I choose the board) makes me want the 8GB chips, but alas, NE is out of stock once again . Speaking of which, and heres what REALLY gets my gall, they HAVE the 4GB 1866 chips in stock, so I decided I'll grab two more - theyre cheap enough) and sit on 16MB til the 1866 8GB chips come along... But get this - Newegg, after I spent about 5,000.00 and another 1,500.00 just last night, wont let me have the chips because theyre being used for combo deals only! I look at the combo and its a whole new system for 1400.00! Wonderful!
Overall Review: Corsair, which I use to build a good portion of my system including heat sinks, power supplies, memory, is once again the top of the heap. They never fail me. Ive used tons of their RAM and never had a problem. Their QC is amazing. If you got a "dead chip" chances are you shocked it.
Newegg on the other hand is really wearing me thin. I was very happy with the shipping of my products. Everything came on time and in great shape - but they have GOT to get it together on the Warehouse end. Theyre not ordering enough to keep up with the demand. I waited 7 mos and just ordered my GTX590s - I didnt want to deal with [cant say] , so I waited. Thats patience. This RAM thing - in stock but not for you... I think Im going to start trying out some other tech suppliers. NE is great. They make every novice feel like theyre a 5 star "HIGH" tech cause they make it all so easy. (If you dont have certs and a degree then you're not a 5star tech.) Slapping together a system is not mastery.
also its corsair.
no leds on em?
Overall Review: Its the same as the CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9, but red instead of black. Which means it can sub in for it on the Asus Crosshair V's list of recommended ram!
I think there's also a blue version, which wouldn't be faster then the black one, but would be luckier.
Pros: This memory is performing well and has been fast enough for my modeling applications, multi-tasking and gaming.
Cons: None so far.
Overall Review: Be sure to check the speed before you order. You'll want to go with the 1866 if your mobo supports it.
Works well with my asus maximus iv mobo and i7 sandy bridge
Pros: It really just works.. nothing really special about it
Overall Review: Make sure and enable the XMP profile in your BIOS or you will only be getting 1333mhz.
Pros: The RAM is working at the speed advertised in my P8Z68 Deluxe. Pulling an impressive 24.2 GB/sec memory bandwidth. Definately a vast improvement over my q6600's RAM speeds of about 4.3 GB/sec.
Cons: One of the RAM sinks sort of slipped when I was installing one of them, but it was fairly easy to slip it back into place.