QVL list mean that the RAM sticks XMP profile will be reconized by the motherboard and set the XMP profile to the ''optimal'' rated frequency and timings as adverted by the sticks manufacturers, it doesn't mean it won't work nor can't do better then what your sticks are advertised to run. Grab anything rated at a decent speed with good timings, both kits you are refering to with knowing what chip they actually use are the same, but one of them can run at high frequency, but as worst timing. Basically if you bench those two sticks they will probably have the same latency, write and read speed.
If you don't want to mess with the timings and frequency get RAM on the QVL, but thats not 100% sure they will run at rated speed out of the box....
What i would do personally, is get the best i can afford and watch youtube tutorial to set frequency and timings manually. Then try to overclock the sticks as much as you can, but you have to buy some decent stuff at first other then that you won't have much overclocking headroom.
Cheap stuff usually have Hynix A chips on them and these don't like fast frequencies, tight timings and don't scale with voltage
A good cheap kit is the Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 3000-3200mhz, you can push them to 3200mhz CL14 and those a usually bad kits..... good kits can run 3600 CL14-15