Top positive review
Great looking and well built Ram and nice manual OC headroom
16 February 2018
Well it does what it says on the tin, fast performing system RAM that looks the part and syncs great (for most the part) with your system.
With RAM price's being as expensive as they are at this time, these sticks do command a premium, though for the price hike, you do get a real nice set of RAM that does what its says.
In terms of Packaging and construction, the RAM comes in a pretty typical box and the sticks are held in a plastic clamshell, does what is expect. The stick's themselves are pretty hefty in weight and do feel of a real nice quality. The sticks themselves looked sleek with the lights off thanks to the metal finish, which is actually a different tone on either side of the stick with one side being the darker color shown in most images and the other side being slightly lighter in nature. Up top is the diffusing acrylic for the lighting of course.
Now the RAM itself overclock's fine by using XMP. Do note, this partly depends on your platform, my X299 System and z370 platform has no issues. My older X99 Rig does not manage 3600 MHz that I picked easily and neither does Ryzen, but obviously consult your boards QVL list. Now in term of overclocking, I like to tinker and with 3600 MHz 16-16-16-36 these sticks come with, I managed to run the sticks at 3866 MHz with the 8700k @ 16-16-16-36 without touching voltages. Notching up voltages to 1.38v means I could actually run these sticks at 4133 MHz 18-18-18-38 stable in Aida 64 memory test and mem test. Now your milage will vary, but nice to see there is some headroom in this kit at least.
In terms of lighting, it does what it says and looks very pretty doing so. Now for me my motherboard z370i did not read the sticks out the box. I had to tinker with it unfortunately in the BIOS enabling SPD read and also disabling then enabling RGB again from BIOS level and then reinstall AURA to get the sticks to detect. Fortunately I have encountered this issue before, so was an easy fix for me, so in the event you do have any issues, do look around.
Anyways, in all, this kit does what is expected, looks great while doing so and can be overclocked. Price wise they are expensive, but with RAM price's as they are, it is what it is sadly.