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QuakerX10
10-27-07, 05:08 PM
I'm pretty much ready to order my new PC, I just need to choose the RAM. I wanted to go with the Corsair 2GB XMS2 6400, but they seem to have the tendency to die alot according to the reviews on newegg.

So right now, I'm looking to order a 4x1GB kit, and since I can only order from Amazon (International shipping), I've narrowed down my choices into those 2 models:

2x Mushkin HP2-6400 DDR2 2GB Kit
http://www.amazon.com/Mushkin-HP2-6400-DDR2-2GB-Kit/dp/B000UCZJ90/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2/103-7950809-0407825?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1193522325&sr=8-2

OCZ Platinum 4GB Kit 800MHZ DDR2
http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-OCZ2P8004GQ-4GB-800MHZ-DDR2/dp/B000UY1JD8/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3/103-7950809-0407825?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1193522981&sr=8-3

The board I ordered is an Abit IP35. I want something stable before anything else, as I don't care for overclocking or faster timings much. I wanted to get G.Skills as everyone seems to be praising them, but sadly they are not available at Amazon. I have heard that OCZ used to had some issues in the past, but recently their products got better. Haven't heard much about Mushkin, so I'd like to hear some opinions.

Thanks in advance. :)

Kain
10-28-07, 04:08 AM
Hey, I'm from Dubai. :)

Do you order all your PC parts from Amazon? Do you have any other recommendations for me that accept International credit cards?

Regarding the RAM, Mushkin is very good but also very expensive. I am planning on going with that exact same OCZ RAM for my build. :)

Kain
10-28-07, 04:19 AM
Wait, after having a second look, the price is almost the same! I would definitely go for the Mushkin. :)

QuakerX10
10-28-07, 04:38 AM
Hey :)

Newegg offers a broader selection of parts and usually goes for cheaper prices, not sure if they ship internationally though. But for me I'm stuck with Amazon...They're not too bad as I never had any issues with them in the past, but they're slightly more expensive than other retailers. Still, much better than the ripoff prices we have here in Jordan, and you won't find most quality brands in here anyway.

Regarding the RAM, still not sure really. I'd pay the extra $10 for those Mushkins if they're any good, but I'm opting more for the OCZ since it comes as a single 4GB kit. Seems that I'll flip a coin in here. :)

Kain
10-28-07, 04:43 AM
Don't forget the Mushkin's timings are quite a bit better than the OCZ's. OCZ's are 4-5-4-18 while the Mushkins are 4-5-4-11. :)

QuakerX10
10-28-07, 04:50 AM
I doubt that it would make any difference in applications anyway, but still I think I'll go with the Mushkins. The reviews on newegg are very positive for that model, seems like a quality brand.