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Crucial Ballistix Tracer 6GB DDR3-1600

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Posted March 24, 2009 by Jake in RAM

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by Jake
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Introduction

Most major memory manufacturers now have several triple channel DDR3 modules available in their product arsenal. We’ve seen a few kits for the budget-conscious gamer, El Cheapo, and the peformance-driven enthusiast, Mr. Octane. But one thing we’ve not yet seen is a kit that goes right for the jugular to satisfy the person who craves something very unique: The Bling Guy.

Yes, The Bling Guy is a rare breed in today’s tanking economy, someone who has the cash for the flash and wants everyone to know it. LAN Parties are a popular hangout of the Bling Guy, and no heatsink, no exhaust fan, no memory module is too ostentatious for this creature. Well, we’ve just the thing to satisfy that hunger today: a set of Crucial Ballistix Tracer 6GB tri-channel DDR3-1600 modules, sticks that are probably the most pimped-up modules you can buy, complete with logarithmic-inducing blinking LED lights. Necessary? Perhaps not. Overdone? Maybe. Over the top? Hellya. These sticks are about as crazy as it gets, and frankly, we live for this stuff.

Ah, but what about performance? To answer that, we’ll pit these modules heads-up against some other competitors that recently impressed us and see if these Tracer modules have the substance to match the style.

Our thanks go to our friends at Crucial for supplying the review sample.

Our Crucial brand reflects our status as the only consumer memory upgrade supplier that’s part of a major DRAM manufacturer. We sell high-quality memory that has been qualified and approved by most major OEMs. The Crucial.com website features innovative online tools to find compatible memory and recommended upgrades.

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