The memory market has seen a lot of fluctuation and change in the past year. RAM timings have gotten lower, performance has gotten better, and prices have submarined to a point where consumers can easily afford to fill their entire DIMM slots. Because of these market conditions, many memory manufacturers have slowed down their production, offerings, and some have even closed shop.
After the dust has settled, the Taiwanese G.SKILL Team remains standing and, by the looks of the plethora of offerings in their DDR3 line-up, it is clear that they are in it for the long-haul.
Any major computer upgrade generally requires a full software reinstall too. No so if you heed the advice in the guide to Upgrading a Motherboard without Reinstalling. PCSTATS Tips