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What ram is the best choice for my Threadripper build?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm working on my first Threadripper and I just got it and the motherboard this morning. The TR is a 2920x and the mobo is a ROG Zenith Extreme Alpha X399. I got these at a great deal brand new and I tested them using spare parts and ram from other systems I had. I still need to buy the official ram that will be used in this system. Eventually I will be maxing out the beast with 128gb but that'll be when I need it. I do know that traditional Ryzen processors love fast ram, but I don't know if Threadripper does, I'm guessing yes. I will be rendering a lot of 3D animations, it would be my mass storage, my VR console when I get the courage to buy a head set, and I'll be hosting some virtual machines as well. So yeah, it will be busy. I don't have a lot of experience overclocking so some advice there would be nice too.

 

So to my question, what is a good choice of ram for my system? Is one brand better than another? Is one much better for Threadripper? RGB is also desired. Would a set of Corsair Vengeance Pros be a good option? I have those on my other systems that I built and I really like them. Might as well match with the AIO, PSU, and the case(750D Airflow).

 

I'll probably start out with 32gb unless I find a good deal for 64gb. I will be looking on Amazon and Ebay for my findings, though Ebay is having a better time shipping things quicker right now. Any help is appreciated,  thank you.

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RAM brand only affect the looks and LED sync software. For the same bin (frequency and timings), different brands offer similar things underneath the fancy heatsinks and LEDs.

 

You will want 4 sticks to use all available memory channels though, if you want 128GB in the future you should be looking at 64GB (4x16GB) today.


CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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3 minutes ago, ShadowTech01 said:

I'm working on my first Threadripper and I just got it and the motherboard this morning. The TR is a 2920x and the mobo is a ROG Zenith Extreme Alpha X399. I got these at a great deal brand new and I tested them using spare parts and ram from other systems I had. I still need to buy the official ram that will be used in this system. Eventually I will be maxing out the beast with 128gb but that'll be when I need it. I do know that traditional Ryzen processors love fast ram, but I don't know if Threadripper does, I'm guessing yes. I will be rendering a lot of 3D animations, it would be my mass storage, my VR console when I get the courage to buy a head set, and I'll be hosting some virtual machines as well. So yeah, it will be busy. I don't have a lot of experience overclocking so some advice there would be nice too.

 

So to my question, what is a good choice of ram for my system? Is one brand better than another? Is one much better for Threadripper? RGB is also desired. Would a set of Corsair Vengeance Pros be a good option? I have those on my other systems that I built and I really like them. Might as well match with the AIO, PSU, and the case(750D Airflow).

 

I'll probably start out with 32gb unless I find a good deal for 64gb. I will be looking on Amazon and Ebay for my findings, though Ebay is having a better time shipping things quicker right now. Any help is appreciated,  thank you.

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3600Mhz is decent and match your build.


CPU:i7 9700k 5047.5Mhz All Cores Mobo: MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC, RAM:Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 3200MHz DDR4 OC 3467Mhz GPU:MSI RTX 2070 ARMOR 8GB OC Storage:Samsung SSD 970 EVO NVMe M.2 250GB, 2x SSD ADATA PRO SP900 256GB, HDD WD CB 2TB, HDD GREEN 2TB PSU: Seasonic focus plus 750w Gold Display(s): 1st: LG 27UK650-W, 4K, IPS, HDR10, 10bit(8bit + A-FRC). 2nd: Samsung 24" LED Monitor (SE390), Cooling:Fazn CPU Cooler Aero 120T Push/pull Corsair ML PRO Fans Keyboard: Corsair K95 Platinum RGB mx Rapidfire Mouse:Razer Naga Chroma  Headset: Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma Sound: Logitech X-540 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker Case: Modded Case Inverted, 5 intake 120mm, one exhaust 120mm.

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Just now, Constantin said:

3600Mhz is decent and match your build.

I doubt Zen+ TR will do that very easily


CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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1 minute ago, Jurrunio said:

I doubt Zen+ TR will do that very easily

Sure, why not?


CPU:i7 9700k 5047.5Mhz All Cores Mobo: MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC, RAM:Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 3200MHz DDR4 OC 3467Mhz GPU:MSI RTX 2070 ARMOR 8GB OC Storage:Samsung SSD 970 EVO NVMe M.2 250GB, 2x SSD ADATA PRO SP900 256GB, HDD WD CB 2TB, HDD GREEN 2TB PSU: Seasonic focus plus 750w Gold Display(s): 1st: LG 27UK650-W, 4K, IPS, HDR10, 10bit(8bit + A-FRC). 2nd: Samsung 24" LED Monitor (SE390), Cooling:Fazn CPU Cooler Aero 120T Push/pull Corsair ML PRO Fans Keyboard: Corsair K95 Platinum RGB mx Rapidfire Mouse:Razer Naga Chroma  Headset: Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma Sound: Logitech X-540 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker Case: Modded Case Inverted, 5 intake 120mm, one exhaust 120mm.

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Just now, SupaKomputa said:

too many memory lanes maybe? i say 3200 is the sweet spot.

It is, i wont argue with that.


CPU:i7 9700k 5047.5Mhz All Cores Mobo: MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC, RAM:Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 3200MHz DDR4 OC 3467Mhz GPU:MSI RTX 2070 ARMOR 8GB OC Storage:Samsung SSD 970 EVO NVMe M.2 250GB, 2x SSD ADATA PRO SP900 256GB, HDD WD CB 2TB, HDD GREEN 2TB PSU: Seasonic focus plus 750w Gold Display(s): 1st: LG 27UK650-W, 4K, IPS, HDR10, 10bit(8bit + A-FRC). 2nd: Samsung 24" LED Monitor (SE390), Cooling:Fazn CPU Cooler Aero 120T Push/pull Corsair ML PRO Fans Keyboard: Corsair K95 Platinum RGB mx Rapidfire Mouse:Razer Naga Chroma  Headset: Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma Sound: Logitech X-540 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker Case: Modded Case Inverted, 5 intake 120mm, one exhaust 120mm.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
33 minutes ago, SupaKomputa said:

too many memory lanes maybe? i say 3200 is the sweet spot.

If that's the case, I'll probably get a set or two of those. I can find those all day with no trouble, anything higher and I'm stuck with either smaller size or LARGER prices. Thanks for the help!

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