Review GeIL Orion RGB AMD Edition DDR4-4400 C18 2x8GB Review: The Overpriced Aspirant

ceomrman2

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I appreciate that the pretty colors didn't dazzle the reviewer! Maybe it'll go on super sale, but at it's current price, it's a mystery who would buy this stuff. If you want speed, there's faster RAM for half the price. If you want colors, there's just-as-fast RGB options like G-Skill Trident Z, also half the price. You could add a RAM light kit to any standard RAM to make it look very much like the Geil Orion for $20/stick (see Akasa RAM Mate). With the savings, you could buy an entire new premium RGB case like the Corsair 465x RGB or a complete LED kit to outfit an existing case with all sorts of custom effects. Anyone buying a part like this must be at least a little familiar with building a computer. Any retailer selling it will have a dozen better options. How does Giel plan to move any of these? Do they have a super loyal cult following or incredible warranty or something?
 

everettfsargent

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How about testing ...

F4-4000C15D-16GVK, Ripjaws V, DDR4-4000MHz CL15-16-16-36 1.50V, 16GB (2x8GB), G.Skill
F4-4000C14D-32GVK, Ripjaws V, DDR4-4000MHz CL14-15-15-35 1.55V, 32GB (2x16GB), G.Skill
F4-4000C14D-16GVK, Ripjaws V, DDR4-4000MHz CL14-15-15-35 1.55V, 16GB (2x8GB), G.Skill
ND4U0840140BRADE, Blade, DDR4-4000MHz CL14-15-15-35 1.55V, 16GB (2x8GB), OLOy

Or heck, any kits at, or above, 4000MHz and at, or below, CL15 (e. g. purportedly lowest latencies)? There currently appears to be a breakpoint at 4000MHz in terms of timings.
 

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