CSX Diablo3 PC3-16000 (DDR3 2000) 2GB kit


CSX Diablo PC3-16000Diablo - A name that conjures up images of an extremely fast 1990's super car and horned beasts emerging from the fiery depths of hell. Sadly, OC3D declined to offer me a test drive of Lamborghini's finest and I wasn't keen on witnessing the spawn of Lucifer, so I settled for taking a look at a 2x1GB set of DDR3 ram bearing the same name.

Diablo3 are the current high end DDR3 modules available from little-known memory manufacturer Compustocx (CSX). While a relative unknown in the PC arena, Compustocx boast they are the largest European Apple memory upgrader, so they are no doubt very accustomed to using quality products and make use of only Grade 'A' chips. Being a JEDEC partner as well as holding ISO 9001 quality assurance in addition to over 10 years of experience only emphasises the fact that CSX are a premier outfit.

Not only do CSX build 'standard' memory modules, but they also provide modules built to order for system builders. You name your brand, chip and module size and CSX will do the rest. With a lifetime warranty also in place and without a lengthy RMA process (no RMA number is required), it should come as no surprise then that CSX sell over 5000 modules a day and have their modules in over two million Apple systems worldwide.

Today, however, we will be looking at CSX's latest addition to the PC sector in the form of the Diablo3 2x1 GB 2000 kit. Although at the time of this review we have no definite confirmation of prices, our Latvian friends have DDR3 2GB kits priced at 100Ls (LVL), which using current conversion rates is equal to approx £80-90. Even adding VAT to that, these modules will come in at around the £100 mark, proving that DDR3 ram is now becoming ever more affordable and accessible to most enthusiasts. Hopefully the cheap price will not transfer into a cheap product, so without further a do, let's take a look at the ram itself...
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29-06-2008, 12:21:50


29-06-2008, 12:58:07

Nice review dude. Hopefully these will his the UK soon. Its about time that we got some real cheap performance DDR3.Quote

30-06-2008, 03:56:37

Wow what a nice piece of kit with an equally attractive price. Excellent review as always webbo Quote

30-06-2008, 18:09:30

Mr. Smith
That stuff is bargain basement cheap! DDR3 for the masses.

I think you were overly harsh giving the packaging 6, all my ram has come in blister packs from corsair, cellshock to ocz...Quote

30-06-2008, 19:04:31

It wasn't just the blister pack. The paper insert was exactly that - paper. The printing on the ram modules also looked cheap. I had to mark it like I saw it I'm afraid BUT and its a big BUT...

Who cares what the packaging is like when it comes in at a thrid of the cost of equivelent ram!Quote

04-07-2008, 10:20:03

What version of bios do u use on the Striker 2, the latest 0704?Quote

04-07-2008, 10:32:54

The XFX 790i Ultra was used for this test.Quote

12-07-2008, 04:23:54

Where can I buy this RAM?

I may have to eat part of your PC if you do not tell me. I may be a vegtarian but silicom is not MEAT

If these are less than £140 then that is cheaper than the OCZ plantinum EBW PC3-16000 too.Quote

12-07-2008, 04:40:25

Because we like to bring you the latest and greatest kit, like most things we review at OC3D, it's pre-release but I'm sure it will be available in UK stores soon enough. IF you are really desprate then try here :


12-07-2008, 05:08:56

I was on the way then Webbo Metal dentures in hand.

I'm kinda crabby because I've been waiting for parts from WCUK (out of stock poor chaps) for my build and the modding has gone cold turkey. So I'm buying up the extra funkiness for my build.

I've become so deranged I was contemplating a Killer K1Quote

12-07-2008, 05:21:14

Killer NC = waste of money imo for any benifits it provides - better to spend the extra dosh you have on more ram - bigger/faster HD's Quote

12-07-2008, 05:30:38

Originally Posted by name='webbo'
Killer NC = waste of money imo for any benifits it provides - better to spend the extra dosh you have on more ram - bigger/faster HD's
^ the truth. or just upgrade your broadband to a package with a lower contention ratio or sommit.Quote

12-07-2008, 06:44:50

Originally Posted by name='Jim View Post
Originally Posted by name='webbo''
Killer NC = waste of money imo for any benifits it provides - better to spend the extra dosh you have on more ram - bigger/faster HD's
^ the truth. or just upgrade your broadband to a package with a lower contention ratio or sommit.
Thats is the problem though. I already know that but I've become so frustrated with waiting for the parts I'm considering mental things now just to have something to tinker with Quote

17-07-2008, 03:31:47

http://www.specialtech.co.uk will soon start selling this in the UK.Quote

17-07-2008, 05:59:51

Originally Posted by name='Joost'
http://www.specialtech.co.uk will soon start selling this in the UK.
Hi Joost, welcome to the forum. Good news about a UK stockist Quote

18-07-2008, 16:28:08

This stuff will fly off the shelves if enthusiasts have any sense!Quote

31-07-2008, 20:17:46


im speechless

looks nice to Quote

09-08-2008, 15:28:02

Still waiting for these to hit the uk, anyone shed any light on it.Quote

12-09-2008, 16:23:11

Still no availability in UK.

However I had to RMA these sticks back to CSX as one started producing errors. I have updated the review to take into account the amazing turn around and service CSX provide.

Read the update on the conclusion if you are interested .Quote

12-09-2008, 17:59:09

Actually that makes it a bloody impressive kit and a steal of a deal

Good work from CSX I say

Nice review as always mateyQuote

14-09-2008, 07:32:26

That is a damn nice kit. I got my 1800Mhz OCZ's for £140 but that was a good 4-5 months ago, but it's nice to see other manufactures helping to drive down the price.Quote

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