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G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3400 (PC4 27200) Intel Z170 Platform Desktop Memory Model F4-3400C16D-32GVK
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Fast and high capacity

Cons: One stick went bad after 2 months of use. Programs and games started to randomly close with no error. Failed stress tests. Started to get random BSOD's every few hours.

Other Thoughts: Couldn't get it to run at full speed, though there are many variables at play so cannot blame the memory itself. I ended up running it at 3000mhz which was the highest stable speed for my setup.

I decided to swap in my old memory and all the issues went away.

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Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake Quad-Core 4.0 GHz LGA 1151 91W BX80662I76700K Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 530
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Overclocks better than my Haswell, it is about 15-20% faster clock for clock than a 4770k and also produces less heat.

Cons: availability at launch

Other Thoughts: If you want to get the maximum out of this processor make sure you get some pretty fast ram, I would say atleast DDR2800. In my case I tested with XMP off (2133mhz)then turned it on (3000mhz 15-17-17-35) there was about an additional 5-10% performance gain.

I haven't had a lot of time to overclock my chip yet, but I just bumped it up to 4.7ghz at stock voltage and had no trouble booting to windows, I'll definitely do further testing when I get back home. My haswell only hit 4.6ghz and that was with a lot of tuning.

I may have gotten one of the better chips out there though.

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HyperX 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory HyperX Plug n Play Model KHX16C9P1K2/16
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Matches my Titan Black although I can't see it under my NH-D14.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Not much to say about the memory other than I have had no issues with it, it's very stable, never had issues with it, works fine paired with my MSI MPOWER Z87.

I do wish I bought faster memory, but that's my issue and probably wouldn't notice a difference anyways.

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Display Name: Kyle L.

Date Joined: 12/26/02

  • Reviews: 13
  • Helpfulness: 10
  • First Review: 08/19/06
  • Last Review: 11/13/16
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