Does Patriot now offer the best deal on DDR3-1600 currently on the market?

Subject: Memory | August 29, 2011 - 03:29 PM |
Tagged: ddr3-1600, patriot, gamer 2, ballistix

According to Legion Hardware the Patriot Gamer 2 DDR3-1600 is the best value on RAM going.  They back that claim up with the Gamer 2 1600MHz @ 9-9-9-24 costing only $53 and keeping up with kits costing almost twice as much.  They also managed to tighten the timing without lowering the frequency, on an i7-920 they hit 8-8-8-20 and with an X6 1100T they managed 8-9-8-20 which is very impressive for a kit costing less than $60.  The full review covers two 8GB kits, the Viper Xtreme Division 2 “PXD38G1866ELK” and the Patriot Gamer 2 “PG238G1600ELKA".  Don't spend more on RAM than you have to.

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"...when testing we found that the relaxed CL10 timing of the Ballistix Sport memory made it much slower than the Patriot Gamer 2 memory which uses CL8 timing. Therefore in short we believe that the Patriot Gamer 2 is the best value DDR3-1600 memory money can buy and in fact we would go as far as to say it’s the best value 8GB DDR3 memory kit available period."

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August 29, 2011 | 05:24 PM - Posted by pdjblum

Of all the memory I have used in the hundreds of rigs I have built, Patriot stands out as being the most unreliable. Numerous customers of mine, as well as myself, have had their patriot memory fail, only to have to get them replaced. I have found gskill, mushkin, kingston, and even adata, more reliable. Oddly, I have not had the best luck with corsair either.

August 30, 2011 | 06:14 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)


August 30, 2011 | 01:40 AM - Posted by Tim Verry

I've actually never used Patriot. For the past few builds I've gone with G.Skill and they've been a great value (really cheap stuff but works well).

August 30, 2011 | 10:33 AM - Posted by pdjblum

G Skill has been my go to for a while now as well.

September 1, 2011 | 12:05 PM - Posted by klatch

I have 4x4G of Patriot G2 Memory in my PC (and a Patriot SSD as well). No complaints. The firmware on their media player though? That is another issue...

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