I've tried to learn about RAM specs and compatibility, and I am still left scratching my head.
The G.Skill RipJaws
costs the same as the other 3 I compared (I think I left it out since it didn't conform to my black/blue motif) and has the same timings and voltage as the G.Skill Sniper, so are the differences just aesthetic? and does the higher (+.15) voltage on the Patriot modules matter.
For compatibility everything says it likes Intel, wheres the AMD love?
MSI doesn't list any of these as specifically working with my Mobo
, although the G.Skill Sniper sticks apparently will work
*Edit - Took another gander at the Mobo page
"Supports four unbuffered DIMM of 1.5 Volt
DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600*/1800*/2133* (OC) DRAM, 16GB Max".
Not sure how bad using 1.65v instead of 1.5v could be, but I guess its better to err on the side of safety.
*Edit #2 - Checked my e-mail, Newegg promo for the black/blue G.Skill Ripjaws X
. Same price as the other 4 with promo code, 1.5v like the other G.Skill modules, but has 7 CAS latency compared to 9 on the other 4, pick it up?