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G.Skill Pi PC3-17600 4GB Dual-Channel Memory Kit - The Packaging and Modules

We check out the fastest 4GB kit we've had the pleasure of testing. Can the PC3-17600 kit make us Oh and Ah, though? Let's find out.

By: | DDR-3 Memory in RAM | Posted: Dec 10, 2009 6:06 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: G.Skill Technology

The Package








We always say how memory packaging isn't all that fancy, but this one really takes the cake. Inside there isn't any fancy packaging; this is how the memory kit comes and as you can see there's not a whole lot being shown. On one side, though, we do have the information about the modules and inside we find ourselves looking at a manual for the installation of a fan.


The Modules and Extras


We've had a look at a Pi kit from G.Skill in the past and this kit is different in a few ways. The massive speed on offer means we've got a fan included in the package which sits on top of the RAM, while the modules themselves have a pretty high build quality and some pretty big fins out the top.






While one side of the modules have the G.Skill and Pi series logo, the other has only the company logo along with a sticker that gives us a run down on the modules. You can see that it's a 4GB PC3-17600 kit. As for the rest of the information, we'll break that down on the next page.




Just quickly on the fan that G.Skill has included, we've got a single fan design that will sit straight over the top of our modules when installed. The whole design is plastic and does feel a bit flimsy; I'm not sure if I would say it felt cheap, but I wouldn't want to be too rough with it. Really, though, once you've installed the modules and fan you shouldn't be touching it again anytime soon.


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