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You can refer to our special review for general recommendations on choosing system memory for LGA2011 platforms. As for the article you’ve just read, it focuses on specific LGA2011-compatible 16GB quad-channel kits from GeIL.

The company undoubtedly offers high-quality products. GeIL has accumulated vast experience in developing overclocker-friendly memory, provides lifetime warranty and applies a strict quality assurance policy.

What we don’t like about these GeIL kits is that most of them come with perfectly useless and tall heatsinks which may make them incompatible with large CPU coolers. The rebranding of the chips looks like a childish thing to do. On the other hand, you can easily take the heatsinks off while the marking on the memory chips is hardly important for end-users.

If you consider buying a GeIL kit, we’d recommend you to take a look at the Enhance Corsa PC3-12800 CL9 in the first place. Although formally DDR3-1600, this memory actually has higher frequency potential. We could overclock it to DDR3-2133, making it as fast as the products with more advanced specs. Considering that it is one of the most affordable series in GeIL’s product range, the Enhance Corsa PC3-12800 CL9 can boast an excellent price/performance ratio.

If you are not into overclocking, you may prefer the DDR3-1867 kits for using them at their default settings. The GeIL EVO Corsa PC3-14900 CL9 and GeIL EVO TWO PC3-14900 CL9 only differ externally, particularly in the shape of their heatsinks.

And finally, if the exterior design is really important to you, you should certainly take a look at the GeIL Black Dragon PC3-12800 CL9 which features highlighting and a picture from Eastern mythology.

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