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Corsair Dominator PC3-12800 (1600MHz) 4GB Kit

By: Shawn Baker | DDR-3 Memory in RAM | Posted: Sep 28, 2010 11:05 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Corsair

Total Value Rating


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Priced at $119.99 over at Newegg right now, it's a bit more expensive than the Kingston kit, and while faster, our TVR graph shows the kit does lag a little behind.


Final Thoughts


The Dominator series from Corsair is a tried and true method that's been working for Corsair for a long time. This kit while not carrying with it the massive stock MHz that we've seen in recent months, still deserves the respected Dominator tag because of those aggressive timings.


While the overall value is a little down compared to the HyperX Blu kit we looked at recently, you have to remember that while it is the HyperX tag, it's the new Blu series which is more budget orientated. For some, an extra $20 is a small price to pay for the aggressive timings seen on the Corsair kit we've got here.


Finally, while our OC might've been the highest, because you're dealing with tighter timings you've got a lot of room to loosen them up. Once you've done that you should find some more breathing room, helping performance go even higher.




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