Confusion about best ram to buy

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  1. dahurldog

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    Hi guys,
    I've got a Gigabyte AORUS ELITE and a Ryzen 3900x. When I upgraded I didn't buy any new ram and now it's time.... I've been a bit overwhelmed with what to buy. I know I want 32gb.

    Any recommendations? I've looked through the Gigabyte compatibility page and lots of RAM I was considering isn't on there - how regularly are they updated?

    Ideally under $400
     
  2. kogi

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    rgb?
    overclocking?
    tight timings?

    Or just something nice that works?
     
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    Reasonable performance that works.

    Don't care about RGB or overclocking etc
     
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    Nice find, needs to spend another 11 for free shipping lol
     
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    Minimal. They aren't going to test every kit imaginable. The Neo are specifically made for amd x570.

    The ram issues or yore are no where near as much of a concern. I always had more trouble with getting corsair to run at speed. Gskill were great tho.
     
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    2x16GB 3200c14 $363 from newegg is probably the best option if you want to OC but that kit will do fine if you just want to set XMP and forget about it.
     
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    That's not the best advice.
    3200 :rolleyes:
     
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    He meant they are bdie ram, so if he was interested he could over lack them with better results.
     
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    I'm not meaning to hijack this thread but I'm interested in what RAM is going to be a better combo - high speed or lower CAS latency? I've read many conflicting things about whether say a 2x16GB CL16 3600MHz kit vs a 2x16GB CL18 4000MHz kit is going to offer better performance (assuming it's noticeable).

    I was looking at the 4000MHz G.Skill Ripjaws kit (CL18) but it seems people are recommending the 3600MHz Trident Z Neo (CL16) more often, at least for AMD. Why?
    https://www.pccasegear.com/products/48276/g-skill-ripjaws-v-32gb-4x8gb-4000mhz-cl18-ddr4
     
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    For best performance you need to match the infinity fabric which can run upto 3733 I believe, other wise you actually have a small performance loss.
    So the gskill kit with a slight bump in speed is a perfect kit
     
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    From what I read early on, the Infinity fabric 1:1 was recommended at 3600MHz? I'm now thinking the G.Skill Trident RGB (CL18) 3600MHz may be the better buy than the more expensive Neo kit. Doubt I'd notice a +2 latency change anyway?
     
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    And that fits under the cooler
     
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    It all depends.
     
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    I have that Neo Kit. works fine on my X570 board and is not on the list .

    As for C18 vs C16, depends on the price difference I guess.
     
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    You basically want a 1:1 ratio for best performance, and it can be a gamble that your IF will go higher than 1800MHz so it is usually safest to go 3600MHz RAM and then as low timings as you can.
     

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