Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 3200 MHz C16

The quad-channel kit of Corsair Vengeance LPX is more practical to those users who don’t have a fan on their CPU as they come with their own fans for cooling down the modules. Besides that, they give solid performance for their price, and the reasonable price is a great advantage to those users who are building a gaming PC for some specific budget, but in our case, that’s quite different.

You may know about the significant price drop in DDR4 memory modules as the 16 GB kit of DDR4 was roughly $10 more expensive than DDR3. When it comes top Corsair Vengeance LPX series of memory modules, the DDR4 3200 MHz 16GB kit costs one-third of its DDR3 modules, making users upgrade to the DDR4 motherboards as they cost around the same price as DDR3 or even cheaper.

Some platforms support DDR3 and DDR4; users argue either DDR4 gives a better rate, or DDR34 gives better timings. But in our case, i7 8700K only supports DDR4 memory kits, and this argument losses its meaning there. The kit includes two fans, namely Vengeance Airflow cooling fans, and they cost about $30 and increases the value of the product.

These modules are very cooled as even at 3.5V, you are not going to see any heating issue in them but don’t just place them too close to each other. Those users who will put them on an eight-slot motherboard like X99 would have a significant advantage because they can install them with a gap on one slot, which will allow them modules to cool down efficiently with the help of fans.

The cheaper configurations of these modules, like 2666 MHz or 8GB modules, don’t come with the fans, and they are not going to allow you to overclock them RAM much. Also, in our case, the motherboard will have only four slots, but as we will use two sticks only, there will be no heating problem with the memory kit as far as you place them in the dual-channel configuration.

Overall these modules are an excellent option for Intel Core i7 8700K, but some users have problems with their appearance, and the 16GB kits are a little more expensive because of the fans included. However, the appearance problem can be overcome as an RGB version of this module is listed below, namely Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro, but that comes in a 32 GB kit and an excellent consideration.