G.Skill Memory Models (2 x 16Gb)



I apologize if this question was answered elsewhere, but I couldn't find it...

I'm looking to purchase a PowerSpec B749 w/16Gb RAM, remove the 2 x 8Gb modules, and replace them with 4 x 16Gb modules. Looking at G.Skill because they seem to receive good reviews. My question: What's the difference between the G.Skill versions below? All I can see is that the more expensive ones light up. Yay!?!?!?

Any assistance is appreciated.



  • Rye_Bread
    Rye_Bread ✭✭✭✭
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    Hey, Zaco!

    For the regular user, the main difference is going to be the lighting and physical appearance of the RAM. If you're into overclocking and fine tuning the timings, then you can start getting into different dies. The Trident Z line are typically made with better die, but it can vary from kit to kit and sometimes the Ripjaws will outperform some Trident kits.

    Since I'm in the "regular user/gamer" crowd, I tend to skew towards the Ripjaws lineup purely because of the price point. If I'm doing a flashy build, I'll spend the extra couple bucks and go for the Trident Z RGB for the aesthetics.

    Hope this helps a bit!

  • zaco

    No, that doesn't help a bit. It helps A LOT!!!

    I'm not a gamer, but have need of a decent computer for development work. Looks like I'll save a few bucks and go with the Ripjaw series.

    Thank you for the guidance.

    Take care,


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