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Help me pick RAM

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Please make this decision for me!

 

2 choices. Both 32 GB. Both Gskill. Both 4x8 DIMMs. Being used on Ryzen 3600. Usage: Photo editing on 1 monitor with Chrome on 2nd monitor. I can get up to about 20 gb at a time with all my apps running, but there's no way to order 16 gb and 8 gb of the same RAM to give myself 24 gb. It seems I either can get 16 or 32 gb. I also want to game but my work usage takes priority.

 

Here are my choices 

 

3200  16-18-18 for $150

 

3600  16-19-19 for $175

 

Is 3600 worth the price premium? Is it $25 faster?

 

 


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5 minutes ago, Thready said:

Please make this decision for me!

 

2 choices. Both 32 GB. Both Gskill. Both 4x8 DIMMs. Being used on Ryzen 3600. Usage: Photo editing on 1 monitor with Chrome on 2nd monitor. I can get up to about 20 gb at a time with all my apps running, but there's no way to order 16 gb and 8 gb of the same RAM to give myself 24 gb. It seems I either can get 16 or 32 gb. I also want to game but my work usage takes priority.

 

Here are my choices 

 

3200  16-18-18 for $150

 

3600  16-19-19 for $175

 

Is 3600 worth the price premium? Is it $25 faster?

 

 

I'll probably get schooled by someone else on here, but imo save yourself $25 and just get the cheaper set. Synthetically, sure the more expensive one might be faster but will you be able to tell? Unlikely.


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You really can't go wrong with either, but if the 3600 kit is really only $25 more, you might as well get it. The only reason I'd save the $25 is if that was make or break for the budget of a more important component.

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39 minutes ago, Thready said:

Usage: Photo editing on 1 monitor with Chrome on 2nd monitor.

 

 

From what I've read, ram speed matters a little for Photoshop (up to 10% or so from Puget systems testing [2666 vs 3600mhz]), but as stylized_violence said, while you be able to tell the difference? How much of your time editing is actually spent waiting on rendering/processing?

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12 minutes ago, WWicket said:

From what I've read, ram speed matters a little for Photoshop (up to 10% or so from Puget systems testing [2666 vs 3600mhz]), but as stylized_violence said, while you be able to tell the difference? How much of your time editing is actually spent waiting on rendering/processing?

Not much actually. I'm running 2133 ram now 


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9 minutes ago, Thready said:

Not much actually. I'm running 2133 ram now 

I'd go with the cheaper ram. $25s of coffee will do more for my productivity than 5% faster photoshop filtering.

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1 hour ago, Thready said:

It seems I either can get 16 or 32

And this is the correct way it should be!

3200Mhz is just fine.


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