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Will my ram work with Ryzen 2 series?

Hey guys, I got some ram very cheap a few weeks ago(G Skills TridentZ RGB DDR4 3000Mhz f4-3000C16D-16GTZR) for a new PC build. Now it's time to buy a CPU and motherboard to match. I do 3d modeling and rendering so I think the Ryzen 2700 or 2700x would be great for me because of the multicores and threads but I read that my ram may not work so well with the Ryzen 2 series? Something about the Infinity Fabric of the Ryzen series 2 CPUs. Then I read that the ram should be fine as long as it is listed on the specific motherboard's QVL? This is slightly confusing and I don't want to buy the CPU only to find out the ram speed is hindered. Can anyone clarify this please?

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That Ram is fine. 

 

If you can wait. Id suggest waiting for Zen 2 (Ryzen 3) comming out rumoured Q2.

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I'm trying sooo hard to wait til then but word is it is going to release late quarter 2...  I alread have a 2070, 32GB ram, power supply and SSD sitting here waiting for the rest of the build :(

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9 minutes ago, Megadeth00 said:

I'm trying sooo hard to wait til then but word is it is going to release late quarter 2...  I alread have a 2070, 32GB ram, power supply and SSD sitting here waiting for the rest of the build :(

You can grab an r7 1700 while you wait

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You didn't ask for it, but I'd recommend the strix b450-f for the mobo. Trident z has a pretty good track record for working well with ryzen, probably not a lot to worry about there. And then it's a choice between getting the 1700 as GoldenLag suggested and upgrading once zen 2 drops, or getting a 2700 and calling it a day, with zen 2 you should be able to get up to a 16 core processor so, up to you and how much you want to spend (I'm guessing that the zen 2 12 cores are gonna hit the$250ish range with the 16 cores more like 300-350 but that's purely speculative)

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20 minutes ago, Cyracus said:

You didn't ask for it, but I'd recommend the strix b450-f for the mobo.

That is notoriously bad mobo for the price........ I thought this was common knowlage. Unless you are getting a stupidly good offer, its not something people should buy

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1 hour ago, GoldenLag said:

That is notoriously bad mobo for the price........ I thought this was common knowlage. Unless you are getting a stupidly good offer, its not something people should buy

Missed the memo, guess that recommendation should be for msi b450 pro carbon (no offset voltage apparently they added offset voltage with a bios update), or gigabyte aorus pro, perhaps even one of the good x470 boards for a vrm that will manage the higher core count zen 2 processors better...

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1 minute ago, Cyracus said:

Missed the memo, guess that recommendation should be for msi b450 pro carbon (no offset voltage), or gigabyte aorus pro, perhaps even one of the good x470 boards for a vrm that will manage the higher core count zen 2 processors better...

Powerdraw wont change much between gens. But a good 150$ (ish) mobo is best for overclocking. 

 

Other than that, any +100$ non-ASUS board will do. Asus just simply has terrible VRM at practically every point, and pricing it gets beat everywhere. 

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Would the Gigabyte x470 Aorus Ultra Gaming Mobo be a good choice?

 
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1 hour ago, Megadeth00 said:

Would the Gigabyte x470 Aorus Ultra Gaming Mobo be a good choice?

I don't like Gigabyte much.

They have gotten a pretty bad reputation recently, especially for AMD side.


So I sugest going for either an ASROCK Board or possibly MSI.

 

ASUS is seen to have high Power consumption with some boards for example the X370-F Strix consumes under default operation around 15-20W more than other Boards (for example MSI B450I or Biostar X370GT7).

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