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#1 craigsnepa


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Posted 02 August 2017 - 06:53 AM

I got my pre-order in with newegg for the 1950X and the MSI X399 Pro carbon board. I wanted the taichi, but it wasnt offered through my newegg premier for some reason. I am having a hard time figuring out which ram to get for it. I know TR is essentially 2 ryzen cpus fused together, so I assume the logic of ram compatibility is about the same.


2 questions. I don't do HEAVY streaming or anything professional grade with running tons of things at once, gaming mostly, and video encodes. 


So my first question is, would 16GB be enough? I was thinking maybe a 16GB quad channel kit @ 3000Mhz CL15 from corsair. Or, if I go 32GB quad kit @ 3200Mhz CL15 from corsair.. I looked on newegg for a decent quad channel kit, and came to a few options.


Second question. I am  having a hard time deciding between 3000mhz and 3200mhz. I know the board states up to 3600mhz, but I am not trying to get the fastest ram on earth in this thing. Just something speedy and efficient and something that will be good for gaming and video encodes, with the occasional streaming. 


I watched a few videos online showing even with adobe products, with the exception of after effects, which is a program I don't even use, all of the test were about the same running 16GB vs 32GB. I hope I can get some expertise from you guys as always :)


Thank you everyone. I love this forum!

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 12:17 PM

My advise would be buy a 2x8gb b-die 3600mhz kit, it will give the best performance. If by some chance it won't be enough you can always add a pair later

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 02:50 PM

Since it is just 2 Ryzen dies put together, I think it is going to have the same problems and not be able to run ram above 3200 and Samsung B-Die will be favored. It is just a guess. Also the Threadripper has quad channel support. I'm sure G.Skill will come out with a kit any day now for Threadripper.

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 04:36 PM

My advise would be buy a 2x8gb b-die 3600mhz kit, it will give the best performance. If by some chance it won't be enough you can always add a pair later

He needs 4 sticks for full quad-channel bandwidth.  It'd be a shame to build a TR system with only 2 DIMMs.


If you can get away with 16 GB, it's worth saving the money IMO - just be aware that you'll probably end up replacing them rather than adding to them in the future if you want to keep your DRAM speeds up.

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 08:44 AM

Ended up ordering 

G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000) Desktop Memory Model F4-3000C14Q-32GTZR


14CL timings, rgb, etc. with discounts etc it cost me $307.99. It right in the middle of what I was looking at speed wise, and I can probably overclock it if needed. =