Heya.. new question. If it isnt obvious by now, I am planning my first true custom built pc, and am going to get extra bells and whistles and make it a mod to be proud of. Now.. Todays question is.. Is it worth it to get a high performance stick of ram that has its own heatspreader/heatsink, such as the corsair memory that is advertised in the banner above? Does the extra cost of a memory stick from a brand name such as corsair, with a decent looking heat spreader outweigh the cost of getting another brand of memory with a lesser type of heat speader, only to remove it and install a third party one? I have looked at two, one that clips on and has heat pipes leading to a small heatsink above it, as well as a thin vertical one that was said to lower the temp vs a basic built in heat spreader by over 32 degrees...
Anyway, anyone wanna throw their experiences and opinions on cooling their memory in their pcs? I am currently thinking I will use OCZ's memory, their lower tier of ddr3 that comes with a flimsy looking heatspreader, taking it off and putting on a larger one.. Links:
OCZ Obsidian 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
XIGMATEK dragoon-n422 Aluminum alloy HDT family cooler for RAM module
Arctic Cooling "Arctic RC" - Thermodynamic RAM Cooler for Enthusiasts