I am most probably going to purchase some OCZ PC-4000 XTC Edition Memory DIMMS. What I would like to know, is how good are they? I have heard good things about them. But as far as speed, and stability (especially with overclocking), how do they rate? Would it be better off getting Corsair XMS, or G.Skill memory?
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To put it simply, OCZ regularly weighs in at the top of it's class for performance. I'll buy OCZ over just about anything else, any day.
I'll put it this way, if C38368 said that about OCZ, it HAS to be good stuff
Yes OCZ is good but i would also recommend GEIL too.
OCZ is a great brand. A fried of mine has some and he says that it's great for overclocking. However the best bradn out there has to be Corsair XMS. Patriot Memory also has good stuff.
Corsair is high-cost and solidly average. There is absolutely nothing about it--other than the glitz factor which myseriously appeals to some--that makes it worth seeking out over any of the other major brands.
OCZ is one of the smaller majors, and about six years ago they went through a really rough time when someone was flooding the market with cheap generic Taiwanese crap that had OCZ heatspreaders attached to it. OCZ went way over the top in their attempts to recover from that, and as a result have some of the best support ever (several of their people hang out on OC Forums), a knack for PCB design and SPD programmingthat squeezes the last little bit of performance out of any given module, and a no-questions transferrable warranty on just about everything they sell.
Because of their size, distribution outside the US is limited (last I heard, they only has one Australian distributor), so prices can be steep. But the performance is worth it: their 1GB PC3200 EL Platinum R2 kit broke DDR600 shortly after it's launch, all on stock parts w/o excess cooling.
G.Skill & Mushkin are up there with OCZ aswell. But OCZ is very nice ram and will overclock nicely.
I was very close to getting some OCZ gold/platinum ram when I bought my Corsair XMS. I only changed my mind since I was going for aesthetics as well as performance for this build, and I wanted the pretty led lights on the XMS :lookaround: . Otherwise, there would be OCZ ram in my box.
The OCZ psu that I bought is great, if that's any indication of their other products.
C38368Corsair is high-cost and solidly average. There is absolutely nothing about it--other than the glitz factor which myseriously appeals to some--that makes it worth seeking out over any of the other major brands.
Running DDR400 at 250MHz is average? Hmmm...