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Which of these RAM kits should I get?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey everyone,

 

So I've been researching what RAM to use for my system that I'm going to by building with a 3950x. I've decided on a 2x16gb kit of ddr4-3600 or higher, CL16, heatspreader kit.

 

I also plan to max overclock my RAM. With this in mind, I have a couple options and I wanted to know what would be the best for a max oc, with Ryzen 9, and in a mini-itx case.

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/9y848d/crucial-ballistix-32-gb-2-x-16-gb-ddr4-3600-memory-bl2k16g36c16u4w

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/w3FKHx/gskill-trident-z-neo-32-gb-2-x-16-gb-ddr4-3600-memory-f4-3600c16d-32gtznc

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/zcH8TW/gskill-ripjaws-v-32-gb-2-x-16-gb-ddr4-3600-memory-f4-3600c16d-32gvkc

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/jxH8TW/gskill-trident-z-rgb-32-gb-2-x-16-gb-ddr4-3600-memory-f4-3600c16d-32gtzrc

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/xcxbt6/gskill-trident-z-royal-32-gb-2-x-16-gb-ddr4-3600-memory-f4-3600c16d-32gtrgc

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/tytKHx/corsair-vengeance-lpx-32-gb-2-x-16-gb-ddr4-3600-memory-cmk32gx4m2k3600c16

 

Thanks!

 

(Also, it's worth mentioning that I don't care about asthetics at all. I'm building inside a closed mini-itx case with no tempered glass or anything.)

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21 minutes ago, Duranson said:

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the 3rd kit


9900k 1.32v max 1.26v avx 5.1ghz-1avx 4.8 cache 95C 175w 1.05v 4.4ghz 95w 55C R20/blender temps ll D15 ll Z390 taichi ult 1.60 bios ll gskill 2x8gb 16-16-16-34-280-24 ddr3866  bdie 1.42v dram 1.22v io/sa (anything higher needs more voltage on all (dram/io/sa) ll EVGA 2080 ti XC 1995//7600 power limited 79C max, stock voltage (bad ocer) ll 2x samsung 860 evo 500gb raid 0 ll 500gb nvme 970 evo ll Corsair graphite 780T ll EVGA G2 1300w ll Windows 10 Pro ll NEC PA272w (movie, work mon) 2k60 14bit lut ll Predator X27 4k144 hdr (using at 4:4:4 98)

 

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1 hour ago, Duranson said:

Okay, how come?

the first 4 ish kits are all the same thing just priced differently, so lowest price wins, corsair ram is generally overpriced vs gskill.


9900k 1.32v max 1.26v avx 5.1ghz-1avx 4.8 cache 95C 175w 1.05v 4.4ghz 95w 55C R20/blender temps ll D15 ll Z390 taichi ult 1.60 bios ll gskill 2x8gb 16-16-16-34-280-24 ddr3866  bdie 1.42v dram 1.22v io/sa (anything higher needs more voltage on all (dram/io/sa) ll EVGA 2080 ti XC 1995//7600 power limited 79C max, stock voltage (bad ocer) ll 2x samsung 860 evo 500gb raid 0 ll 500gb nvme 970 evo ll Corsair graphite 780T ll EVGA G2 1300w ll Windows 10 Pro ll NEC PA272w (movie, work mon) 2k60 14bit lut ll Predator X27 4k144 hdr (using at 4:4:4 98)

 

old rig 8600k d15 evga 1080 ti hybrid  z370 extreme 4 2x8gb ddr3000 512gb nvme evo+ 860 evo 500gb raid 0 evga p2 1000w 

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None. 

 

For the quantity of memory to run 3600mhz, probably won't happen.

 

Look at 32GB at 3200mhz, probably be easier on the memory controller to run this speed.


 

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Just now, ShrimpBrime said:

None. 

 

For the quantity of memory to run 3600mhz, probably won't happen.

 

Look at 32GB at 3200mhz, probably be easier on the memory controller to run this speed.

everyone i asked told me to go with cl16 3600mhz for ryzen... why would I not be able to run it?

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Just now, Duranson said:

everyone i asked told me to go with cl16 3600mhz for ryzen... why would I not be able to run it?

Ryzen memory controller top supported speed is 3200mhz.

 

At 3600mhz, best bet is 2x8gb sticks 16gb total. Then, you may have an easier time overclocking the memory controller. 

 

Board choice plays a role as well. Obviously the higher end you go, the better tweaking support you'll have. 

 

32GB won't be great for finding Max OC as you've mentioned op.


 

Lid-less PGA 2700x / ROG B450-I Gaming / Corsair 3000mhz SK Hynix / RTX 2060 / EVGA 750w

Lid-less 8700K / Maximus X Hero / G.Skill 4266mhz B-Die / RTX 2060 / Antec 1000w CP series

Ryzen Athlon 220ge with Vega Graphics / Asus Prime B450M-A / Corsair LED 3000mhz / 550w Antec Office PC.

DFI LanParty UT / Opteron 148 / DDR Corsair XMS Expert / X1800 XT 256MB Bios modded

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, ShrimpBrime said:

Ryzen memory controller top supported speed is 3200mhz.

 

At 3600mhz, best bet is 2x8gb sticks 16gb total. Then, you may have an easier time overclocking the memory controller. 

 

Board choice plays a role as well. Obviously the higher end you go, the better tweaking support you'll have. 

 

32GB won't be great for finding Max OC as you've mentioned op.

i'm getting a pretty high end mini-itx x570 mobo. and max oc isn't necessary, although some oc would probably be nice. you think that even getting one of those kits at stock wouldn't work?

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4 minutes ago, Duranson said:

i'm getting a pretty high end mini-itx x570 mobo. and max oc isn't necessary, although some oc would probably be nice. you think that even getting one of those kits at stock wouldn't work?

Looking closely, the Trident Z RGB is CL16 yea.... but it's 16-19-19... I doubt these will clock up to spec on Ryzen. They might..... I dunno.

Trident Z neo is the same specs, different look. Same for the Royal. 

 

Here's the "B-Die" Royal kit. You want to hit the 16-16-16 tab to the left and querry search this way.

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/hgn8TW/

 

These will scale well with voltatge. The only battle you'd face is the memory controller. They'll do the XMP rated timings on my Intel rig at 4000mhz. I have standard Red and Black Trident Z 3600mhz tested on Zen+ 2700X and 8700K. 

 

The Corsair LPX I have is lower spec. Clocks like crap any ways. Good for tight timings though.

 


 

Lid-less PGA 2700x / ROG B450-I Gaming / Corsair 3000mhz SK Hynix / RTX 2060 / EVGA 750w

Lid-less 8700K / Maximus X Hero / G.Skill 4266mhz B-Die / RTX 2060 / Antec 1000w CP series

Ryzen Athlon 220ge with Vega Graphics / Asus Prime B450M-A / Corsair LED 3000mhz / 550w Antec Office PC.

DFI LanParty UT / Opteron 148 / DDR Corsair XMS Expert / X1800 XT 256MB Bios modded

Asus CrossHair Formula IV / Phenom II x4 B97 / Dominator GT 2000mhz. / EVGA GTX 770

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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, ShrimpBrime said:

Looking closely, the Trident Z RGB is CL16 yea.... but it's 16-19-19... I doubt these will clock up to spec on Ryzen. They might..... I dunno.

Trident Z neo is the same specs, different look. Same for the Royal. 

 

Here's the "B-Die" Royal kit. You want to hit the 16-16-16 tab to the left and querry search this way.

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/hgn8TW/

 

These will scale well with voltatge. The only battle you'd face is the memory controller. They'll do the XMP rated timings on my Intel rig at 4000mhz. I have standard Red and Black Trident Z 3600mhz tested on Zen+ 2700X and 8700K. 

 

The Corsair LPX I have is lower spec. Clocks like crap any ways. Good for tight timings though.

 

alright, would any of these kits work?

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/gqkgXL/gskill-trident-z-neo-32-gb-2-x-16-gb-ddr4-3600-memory-f4-3600c16d-32gtzn

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/6z6qqs/gskill-trident-z-rgb-32-gb-2-x-16-gb-ddr4-3600-memory-f4-3600c16d-32gtzr

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/kXRgXL/gskill-trident-z-royal-32-gb-2-x-16-gb-ddr4-3600-memory-f4-3600c16d-32gtrs

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/hgn8TW/gskill-trident-z-royal-32-gb-2-x-16-gb-ddr4-3600-memory-f4-3600c16d-32gtrg

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1 minute ago, Duranson said:

alright, would any of these kits work?

 

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Yessir. Those are all top kits from the looks of it. 

 

It shows in the pricing! Also paying a little extra on them kits for the bling bling also ;)


 

Lid-less PGA 2700x / ROG B450-I Gaming / Corsair 3000mhz SK Hynix / RTX 2060 / EVGA 750w

Lid-less 8700K / Maximus X Hero / G.Skill 4266mhz B-Die / RTX 2060 / Antec 1000w CP series

Ryzen Athlon 220ge with Vega Graphics / Asus Prime B450M-A / Corsair LED 3000mhz / 550w Antec Office PC.

DFI LanParty UT / Opteron 148 / DDR Corsair XMS Expert / X1800 XT 256MB Bios modded

Asus CrossHair Formula IV / Phenom II x4 B97 / Dominator GT 2000mhz. / EVGA GTX 770

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, ShrimpBrime said:

Yessir. Those are all top kits from the looks of it. 

 

It shows in the pricing! Also paying a little extra on them kits for the bling bling also ;)

Sweet! Thanks for your help! And you think I could get some overclocking in with those kits?

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1 minute ago, Duranson said:

Sweet! Thanks for your help! And you think I could get some overclocking in with those kits?

That will depend on a few factors, but yes, those kits will overclock. 

 

A lot will depend on that memory controller, and around 3800mhz, the Infinity Fabric gets to about the average stable before you unlink it from the memory. Typically running 1:1 ratio yields the best performance. However from 3600 to 3800mhz, the only real gains you will see is with AIDA64 memory and cache benchmark so you won't really need to go beyond 3600 realistically. For show and tell, definitely. 

 

Have any troubles when you build, look me up. :)

And build with a fresh OS on a new drive too please :P

 

 


 

Lid-less PGA 2700x / ROG B450-I Gaming / Corsair 3000mhz SK Hynix / RTX 2060 / EVGA 750w

Lid-less 8700K / Maximus X Hero / G.Skill 4266mhz B-Die / RTX 2060 / Antec 1000w CP series

Ryzen Athlon 220ge with Vega Graphics / Asus Prime B450M-A / Corsair LED 3000mhz / 550w Antec Office PC.

DFI LanParty UT / Opteron 148 / DDR Corsair XMS Expert / X1800 XT 256MB Bios modded

Asus CrossHair Formula IV / Phenom II x4 B97 / Dominator GT 2000mhz. / EVGA GTX 770

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