Originally posted by m3incorp
Why 2 gigs of generic RAM? I would rather use 1 gig of good quality RAM.
I thought about that. Everyone was telling me Crucial and Corsair were the best, but their prices were pretty high. So I compared the good Corsair RAM with some no-name brand, and they were pretty comparable. I see that the RAM I'm looking at
is accessed at 3.2GB/sec. This and other specs compared to the more expensive Corsairs.
Then I remember someone telling me a long time ago -- so it may not even be relevant in today's RAM market, but I still recall it -- that RAM is basically made by only a few companies -- and they're all pretty good -- and it's resold by many brands. Does that make any sense? Is it close to being true? Or is there a good reason to spend a couple hundred dollars more for comparable (seemingly) RAM?
Even the reviews are glowing for the PQI brand. How bad can it be?
Thanks for the input though. I've never built a system before, which is why I really like reading this message board.
Same reason I'm reading Maximum PC, because I'm just learning all this stuff.