The first thing that must be talked about is the price of these modules. At 320 U.S. Dollars from Newegg they're far from cheap and considering that kits with similar specifications can be had for almost $100 less, you have to wonder how to justify all that extra expense.
Crucial is no doubt one of the top memory manufacturers, which helps. The other thing is the company's warranty is nothing short of fantastic. I've actually had a set of Crucial modules die on me here in Australia and the warranty process was so simple through the Crucial website.
Then there is the performance of the modules; not only do they perform well at their rated 1600MHz DDR, but they continue to run well for another 120MHz DDR after that. Then there is of course the bling; this costs money, too. The same modules without the "blinky lights" as NewEgg put it, come in at 289 U.S. Dollars. Considering they're the same modules bar the lights and heatsink, they're an excellent choice for people wanting something from the Ballistix line who don't want to spend huge dollars.
If you're happy to spend the money and want something that looks great and feels like it's been manufactured extremely well, check out the Tracer Blue kit we have with us today. If you want to save some dollars then have a look at the non Tracer kit that offers the same specifications, but without the LEDs.
Crucial has put together a really good kit that performs great. While it would be nice if the price was a little lower, there are options to cater to that ordinance. The Tracer kits are not only for people who want great memory, but for people who want something that stands out from the crowd. If you want to rent out the room as a night club once a week, the option's there.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [The Package and Modules]
- Page 3 [Overclocking]
- Page 4 [Test System Setup and wPrime]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - EVEREST Ultimate Edition]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - SiSoft Sandra]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - Sciencemark]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - Far Cry 2]
- Page 9 [Final Thoughts]
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