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I was going for g.skill but there were a lot of options. 

Trident z

Ripjaws V

Trident x

Ripjaws z

 

Etc... just need 32gb and wasn't sure if 16x2, 8x4 which setup is the best and which brand. What the differences are between the brands..  And the difference between 3000vs3200 etc. Thank You!

 

 

 

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What platform are you using?

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CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K

CPU Cooler: be quiet! - PURE ROCK 
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver - 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste 
Motherboard: ASRock Z370 Extreme4
Memory: G.Skill TridentZ RGB 2x8GB 3200/14
Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive 
Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive
Storage: Western Digital - Blue 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive
Storage: Western Digital - BLACK SERIES 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: EVGA - 970 SSC ACX (1080 is in RMA)
Case: Fractal Design - Define R5 w/Window (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA P2 750W with CableMod blue/black Pro Series
Optical Drive: LG - WH16NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer 
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit and Linux Mint Serena
Keyboard: Logitech - G910 Orion Spectrum RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard
Mouse: Logitech - G502 Wired Optical Mouse
Headphones: Logitech - G430 7.1 Channel  Headset
Speakers: Logitech - Z506 155W 5.1ch Speakers

 

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between 3000 and 3200 Mhz isnt that big of a difference, and you will probably be able to overclock it a bit so 3000 would be more than enough. and for 2x16 or 4x8, it depends on if you have dual or quad channeled memory interface on your motherboard and processor.

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Are you just gaming? If so, go with 4x8GB sticks at 3200MHz unless the cost over the 3000MHz is too high. 

Cor Caeruleus Reborn v6

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CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K

CPU Cooler: be quiet! - PURE ROCK 
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver - 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste 
Motherboard: ASRock Z370 Extreme4
Memory: G.Skill TridentZ RGB 2x8GB 3200/14
Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive 
Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive
Storage: Western Digital - Blue 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive
Storage: Western Digital - BLACK SERIES 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: EVGA - 970 SSC ACX (1080 is in RMA)
Case: Fractal Design - Define R5 w/Window (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA P2 750W with CableMod blue/black Pro Series
Optical Drive: LG - WH16NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer 
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit and Linux Mint Serena
Keyboard: Logitech - G910 Orion Spectrum RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard
Mouse: Logitech - G502 Wired Optical Mouse
Headphones: Logitech - G430 7.1 Channel  Headset
Speakers: Logitech - Z506 155W 5.1ch Speakers

 

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1 minute ago, Gameking002 said:

between 3000 and 3200 Mhz isnt that big of a difference, and you will probably be able to overclock it a bit so 3000 would be more than enough. and for 2x16 or 4x8, it depends on if you have dual or quad channeled memory interface on your motherboard and processor.

I7 8700k, MOBO not sure but more than likely ASUS ROG maximus x hero

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looking at the mobo, i'd say it is dual channeled memory, so i'd go for the 2x16 GB, that way you COULD add the same kit to it and double your ram if you really required it. because looking at the build you will be using it for some productivity as well. (at least i suppose)

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1 minute ago, Gameking002 said:

looking at the mobo, i'd say it is dual channeled memory, so i'd go for the 2x16 GB, that way you COULD add the same kit to it and double your ram if you really required it. because looking at the build you will be using it for some productivity as well. (at least i suppose)

Just gaming and streaming at max settings. Why do you suggest productivity?

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Is there a better MOBO for me for gaming and streaming? Just choose that for the price and rating, figured it would be the best. Didn't know it affected my ram usage as well

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Just now, Metapod14 said:

Just gaming and streaming at max settings. Why do you suggest productivity?

your build looks way too overkill for that, for example:

network adapter - motherboard already has one

sound card - usually only used by professionals, again, motherboard has quite a good one already

power supply - bit too much Wattage

but with streaming i now do understand the bit better CPU and larger amount of ram

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1 minute ago, Metapod14 said:

Is there a better MOBO for me for gaming and streaming? Just choose that for the price and rating, figured it would be the best. Didn't know it affected my ram usage as well

it doesnt affect ram usage, it affects how ram is used, if all channels are used, it is faster than one channel pushed to its max

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Just now, Gameking002 said:

it doesnt affect ram usage, it affects how ram is used, if all channels are used, it is faster than one channel pushed to its max

Do you suggest a different MOBO with more channels?

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2 minutes ago, Metapod14 said:

Do you suggest a different MOBO with more channels?

no that will not be necessary

2 is enough, but you should not use one if you have 2 available

what i meant is that a motherboard does not use any RAM memory on its own, it only affects how the CPU and RAM communicate

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1 minute ago, Gameking002 said:

no that will not be necessary

2 is enough, but you should not use one if you have 2 available

what i meant is that a motherboard does not use any RAM memory on its own, it only affects how the CPU and RAM communicate

Oh okay, thank you!

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2 minutes ago, Metapod14 said:

Oh okay, thank you!

You're welcome, this is what forums are for

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21 minutes ago, Metapod14 said:

I was going for g.skill but there were a lot of options. 

Trident z

Ripjaws V

Trident x

Ripjaws z

 

Etc... just need 32gb and wasn't sure if 16x2, 8x4 which setup is the best and which brand. What the differences are between the brands..  And the difference between 3000vs3200 etc. Thank You!

 

 

 

Before spending any money on the 2x16 setup, check the motherboard specs and see if it can handle 16 gig sticks.  Sure, it would be nice but providing that you wanted to upgrade somewhere down the line, 64 gigs of ram is a lot of ram so if your mobo only supports 32 gigs of ram, then go with 2x8 sticks for total of 16 then later on when money is available, you can add two more for total of 32.  Just my humble opinion, all depends on the mobo total capacity.

 

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