Question Best RAM for gaming? (32gb)

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Hi I’ve been searching and searching but can’t decide which RAM is good for FPS gaming more so for Rainbow Six Siege. I’ll be getting a MSI PRO B660-A DDR4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard as someone on here suggested for me to get, and i7 -12700kf cpu,
here’s my build: I put Gskill because there was a lot of good reviews but it’s expensive, and honestly I don’t know if it’s compatible with the Cpu. I tried searching if it does but I had no luck.
thank you for any help I very much appreciate it.
 

Lutfij

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Just pick up any DDR4-3600MHz dual channel ram kit. The Royales are just bling. If you don't need RGB, you should be able to see lower prices.

In fact you can look through any of the ram kits listed in this shortlist;
https://pcpartpicker.com/products/memory/#sort=price&S=3600,7600&Z=32768002

These aren't bad;
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/D9kWGX/mushkin-redline-32-gb-2-x-16-gb-ddr4-3600-cl18-memory-mrc4u360jnnm16gx2
Is the gskill compatible with my motherboard would you know that by chance? I’ll still look into the ones you provided.
 

Zerk2012

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Hi I’ve been searching and searching but can’t decide which RAM is good for FPS gaming more so for Rainbow Six Siege. I’ll be getting a MSI PRO B660-A DDR4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard as someone on here suggested for me to get, and i7 -12700kf cpu,
here’s my build: I put Gskill because there was a lot of good reviews but it’s expensive, and honestly I don’t know if it’s compatible with the Cpu. I tried searching if it does but I had no luck.
thank you for any help I very much appreciate it.
Just to give you something else to look at about the same price with a full 2TB SSD for games, 500GB SSD for OS and programs.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-13600K 3.5 GHz 14-Core Processor ($300.00 @ Best Buy)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Pure Loop 240 Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.76 @ Newegg Sellers)
Motherboard: MSI PRO Z790-P WIFI DDR4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($89.97 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500 GB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive ($79.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial P2 2 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive ($149.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: Gigabyte GAMING OC Rev 2.0 GeForce RTX 3070 LHR 8 GB Video Card ($549.99 @ B&H)
Case: be quiet! Pure Base 500DX ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.90 @ B&H)
Power Supply: Super Flower Leadex III Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg Sellers)
Total: $1699.57
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-10-31 19:01 EDT-0400
 
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Just to give you something else to look at about the same price with a full 2TB SSD for games, 500GB SSD for OS and programs.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-13600K 3.5 GHz 14-Core Processor ($300.00 @ Best Buy)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Pure Loop 240 Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.76 @ Newegg Sellers)
Motherboard: MSI PRO Z790-P WIFI DDR4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($89.97 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 500 GB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive ($79.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial P2 2 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive ($149.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: Gigabyte GAMING OC Rev 2.0 GeForce RTX 3070 LHR 8 GB Video Card ($549.99 @ B&H)
Case: be quiet! Pure Base 500DX ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.90 @ B&H)
Power Supply: Super Flower Leadex III Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg Sellers)
Total: $1699.57
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-10-31 19:01 EDT-0400
Thank you so much 🙏🏽
 

Zerk2012

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Thank you so much 🙏🏽
This is just 6 games but the 1% lows look better and the FPS is better in most.
EDIT it also looks like the 12700K is a few buck less than the KF. The F has no built in graphics and the K does so if your video card goes out on the KF your PC is 100% down where on just the K version at least you can use built in graphics.
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S36A5yrQc_k
 
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This is just 6 games but the 1% lows look better and the FPS is better in most.
EDIT it also looks like the 12700K is a few buck less than the KF. The F has no built in graphics and the K does so if your video card goes out on the KF your PC is 100% down where on just the K version at least you can use built in graphics.
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S36A5yrQc_k
Someone on another forum of mine said the i7 12700k for my MOBO was bad so I switched it to the KF lol 😅 j don’t know who to go with now
 
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Oh see I’m so slow with this pc stuff ahhh thank you, I think I’ll just switch back to the K then, or should I just go for the i9? Will the msi MOBO I chose be strong enough?
 

logainofhades

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I would do something more like this.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-13600K 3.5 GHz 14-Core Processor ($300.00 @ Best Buy)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool AK620 68.99 CFM CPU Cooler ($64.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z790 PG LIGHTNING ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: TEAMGROUP T-Force Vulcan 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-5200 CL40 Memory ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial P5 Plus 500 GB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive ($72.89 @ B&H)
Storage: Crucial P3 2 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive ($161.04 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GAMING Z TRIO Radeon RX 6800 XT 16 GB Video Card ($539.99 @ Newegg)
Case: be quiet! Pure Base 500DX ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.90 @ B&H)
Power Supply: Corsair RM850 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1718.77
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-11-01 11:19 EDT-0400
 
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Any DDR4-3600Mhz will drop onto your motherboard.
Wait so would 3200hz
I would do something more like this.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-13600K 3.5 GHz 14-Core Processor ($300.00 @ Best Buy)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool AK620 68.99 CFM CPU Cooler ($64.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z790 PG LIGHTNING ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: TEAMGROUP T-Force Vulcan 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-5200 CL40 Memory ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial P5 Plus 500 GB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive ($72.89 @ B&H)
Storage: Crucial P3 2 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive ($161.04 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GAMING Z TRIO Radeon RX 6800 XT 16 GB Video Card ($539.99 @ Newegg)
Case: be quiet! Pure Base 500DX ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.90 @ B&H)
Power Supply: Corsair RM850 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1718.77
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-11-01 11:19 EDT-0400
is this good for main games I’ll play like rainbow six siege, GTA5 and sims3? I might just go with one of your guys suggested build honestly at this point but I’ll switch to AIO and I already bought a 750 watt psu 😅
 

Lutfij

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I keep stating DDR4-3600Mhz since that's the sweet spot to your platform, you will loose on performance when going with the DDR4-3200MHz. If you want to disregard that suggestion, yes your board will work with DDR4-3200MHz. To point out, if you went with DDR4 ram, then DDR4-3600Mhz would be a good idea. If you're going with DDR5 motherboard, then my colleagues build above is also good ;)
 
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logainofhades

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I keep stating DDR4-3600Mhz since that's the sweet spot to your platform, you will loose on performance when going with the DDR4-3200MHz. If you want to disregard that suggestion, yes your board will work with DDR4-3200MHz. To point out, if you went with DDR4 ram, then DDR4-3600Mhz would be a good idea. If you're going with DDR5 motherboard, then my colleagues build above is also good ;)
Depends on the 3600mhz kit. If it is CL18 then you lose nothing vs 3200 CL16, as they perform about the same. DDR4 3600 CL16 can cost significantly more. I do recommend just going DDR5, for a brand new build. Prices are getting much more reasonable, and gives yourself some future support, be it being able to use the ram you buy now as part of a future upgrade, or upgrade to more and faster ram. I really only recommend DDR4 if the budget doesn't allow for DDR5, or if the user is looking to reuse their current DDR4 kit, to save some cash elsewhere.


View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IstA56IAeVA
 
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I keep stating DDR4-3600Mhz since that's the sweet spot to your platform, you will loose on performance when going with the DDR4-3200MHz. If you want to disregard that suggestion, yes your board will work with DDR4-3200MHz. To point out, if you went with DDR4 ram, then DDR4-3600Mhz would be a good idea. If you're going with DDR5 motherboard, then my colleagues build above is also good ;)
Bet i trust you guys since I have no clue on this stuff thank you both!
 
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Depends on the 3600mhz kit. If it is CL18 then you lose nothing vs 3200 CL16, as they perform about the same. DDR4 3600 CL16 can cost significantly more. I do recommend just going DDR5, for a brand new build. Prices are getting much more reasonable, and gives yourself some future support, be it being able to use the ram you buy now as part of a future upgrade, or upgrade to more and faster ram. I really only recommend DDR4 if the budget doesn't allow for DDR5, or if the user is looking to reuse their current DDR4 kit, to save some cash elsewhere.


View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IstA56IAeVA
Which DDR5 should I go with like number wise? For gaming!
 

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