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Not bad for $2 shipped from China
It's perfectly fine for my needs. I also don't need crossfire. I can't speak to the audio, as I just use the HDMI out on my R9 380. Clocked up to 3200 for the RAM with zero issues and has been rock-solid stable. With ultra-fast boot turned on I go from power-off to login screen in about 5 seconds (Samsung NVMe SSD).
So this is what I have for the DIMMs recommended on page 2 of this thread (Corsair 2x8GB 3200). Running this with a 1700 on a Gigabyte B350 Gaming 3 MoBo.
Boots stable at 3200 every time so far.
Went to a blind bourbon tasting this weekend. The winner out of the 10 was my #2, but my #1 was the EH Taylor Single Barrel Bonded. A little more on the pricey side, but really good stuff.
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