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Corsair Dominator GT PC3-16000 6GB Memory Kit - The Package and Modules

Corsair expand the Dominator GT series with a 6GB PC3-16000 kit, we check it out to see if it keeps with the high standard.

| DDR-3 Memory in RAM | Posted: Jul 3, 2009 4:37 am
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Corsair

The Package

 

The Dominator GT kit doesn't really come in any retail packaging, rather just some white boxes, so we haven't bothered taking any photos of that. Instead we'll just get stuck into what we find inside the package.

 

Inside the box there are two sections, three clear packs for each module and another white box that has the cooler included.

 

Corsair Dominator GT PC3-16000 6GB Kit

 

Corsair Dominator GT PC3-16000 6GB Kit

 

Inside that box we find the cooler along with two brackets and some screws. In a bit of a do it yourself kind of job you have to put these together to create the cooler that can be used with the memory. While there aren't any instructions the task is hardly confusing and within moments you should end up with something that resembles what you can see below.

 

Corsair Dominator GT PC3-16000 6GB Kit

 

The cooler is a good size and this is mainly due to the fact that it has to cover three modules instead of two like the older dual channel kits. Noise levels are pretty good and it's really recommended that you use it due to the fact that you do run a bit of voltage through the modules to achieve 2000MHz.

 

As you would expect there isn't heaps in the package, but that's not really a surprise with it being a memory kit. It is nice to see a good quality fan setup, but really we don't expect anything less from the Dominator series.

 

The Modules

 

In typical fashion we've got a pretty big module on our hands which has a heatsink protruding out the top. We can clearly see that the modules are Corsair and that they're part of the Dominator GT series.

 

Corsair Dominator GT PC3-16000 6GB Kit

 

On the other side we have the Corsair logo along with some information on the modules. Looking below we can see the main specifications; it is a 2000MHz module and is a 2GB stick which is part of a 3 x 2GB setup. The timings are 8-8-8-24 and this is achieved with the voltage of 1.65.

 

Corsair Dominator GT PC3-16000 6GB Kit

 

One thing that has to be mentioned about these modules is with regard to the quality of the heatsink. While a bit painful upon installation due to the sharpness, the overall build quality on the heatsinks is simply fantastic.

 

Corsair Dominator GT PC3-16000 6GB Kit

 

This combined with the fan sink that Corsair has included in the package would have to make these one of the highest quality memory modules I've ever had the pleasure of dealing with. There's no denying that the memory game is pretty competitive these days, but it's good to see that Corsair is sticking out some excellent quality products that seem to be worthy of the price tag.

 

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