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What DDR4 Ram should I be getting for my New i7 8700k build ? is it better to get higher

Discussion in 'Memory' started by jasonsony735, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. jasonsony735

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  2. TallPaul1878

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    3000 - 3200 is the sweet spot for RAM. It's nice to have more but you will pay a significant premium for it that could be better put to use in other areas like a better graphics card or a bigger SSD for example.
     
  3. 8 Pack

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    8Pack 3200mhc C14 or 3600 C16 are the best options for performance and timings. Both of these kits can do 3866-4k C18-C19 too if you want to push higher.
     
  4. jasonsony735

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    Would this be any good ?
    Corsair Vengeance RGB LED 16GB DDR4 3600 Memory Kit 2x 8GB ? Says its C18 tho ?
     
  5. jasonsony735

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    I've gone for DDR4 3200 Version C16 on it so hopefully this is a good choice.
     
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  7. Robzere31

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    Out of interest what sort of 24/7 timings have you got out of the 3600mhz 2x8gb kits?
    I've not really played around with them yet, so running the default 16-16-16-36 1T Is there much to be gained trying for 4000mhz at slightly looser timings?
     
  8. jasonsony735

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    Thats the one I got its got 3200 MHZ on the packet , Can't try it until 1st Nov thou as can't get i7 8700k until then ha. now its just a waiting game. I did see a cool conclusion today on the internet about memory speeds , its about how much of a gain you get from 3000 up to 4000 MHZ & to be honest its a very little gain in FPS , maybe 5 fps boost on 4000mhz so memory at the moment is pretty much well over priced for what you get in return from a gaming point of view.
     
  9. yoyo59

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    what about double sided samsung b dies 16gb each stick i.e 32gb in total ? will 3200 c14 still reach to the same ?

    thanks
     


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