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Crucial Intros New Ballistix RAM Kits

Crucial Intros New Ballistix RAM Kits

If you've taken a look at our holiday gift guide, you probably had your hands full with RAM options. But Crucial has a last-minute entry to think over if you are still taking your sweet time when it comes to purchasing gifts. The company's Ballistix line is growing, and the speeds are soaring as well.

The new Crucial Ballistix with Thermal Sensor memory modules are now available in speeds of DDR3-1866 MHz in capacities of 2GB, 4GB kits (2x 2GB) and 6GB kits (3x 2GB), and DDR3-2133 MHz modules in capacities of 2GB or 4GB kits (2x 2GB). This RAM, which is geared at high-end, performance-minded users, incorporates the new thermally improved finned design and built-in thermal sensor. It will be available in dual and three channel kits, and they're designed for the Intel Core i5 and Core i7 systems. If you already know you're going to be pushing these sticks to their limits, there's a new Active Cooling Fan to go along with it. Links are below for specifics on each new kit:


·         Crucial Ballistix with Thermal Sensor DDR3-1866 http://www.crucial.com/store/partspecs.aspx?IMODULE=BL2KIT25664FN1869

·         Crucial Ballistix with Thermal Sensor DDR3-2133 http://www.crucial.com/store/partspecs.aspx?IMODULE=BL2KIT25664FN2139

·         Crucial Ballistix with Thermal Sensor product data sheet http://www.crucial.com/pdf/Ballistix_DDR3_Finned_Thermal_Sensor_BL25664FN1608.pdf

·         Crucial Ballistix MOD Utility http://www.crucial.com/ballistix/bl-mod-utility.aspx

·         Crucial Ballistix Active Cooling Fan http://www.crucial.com/store/partspecs.aspx?imodule=BLACTIVECOOL&cat=RAM

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Cool looking, but we need more 2X4GB kits! At more reasonable prices?

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Hey Tom, I don't think your going to find any 4GB DIMMs in this speed range at a reasonable price. Every one I could find over DDR3-1600 was $180+ per stick. Considering you can pick up 4GB sticks of DDR3-1600 and below for about $65 on average, that is a big jump.

If you need memory that clocks really high then 2GB DIMMs are a far better choice. I don't see anyone needing faster than 1600 though.

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I doubt it animatortom. It would probably be the same as 4x2GB's if not more.

Still It's nice to dream.

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This is too expensive. There are other high performance solutions availible for less money.

Even the RAM Cooler is over priced.

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Tried to EDIT my post but it wouldn't let me. Not found?

Here is a link to a RAM Cooler that is better priced.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835236002

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