Question First time building PC — Best RAM?

Apr 12, 2019
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So after 10 years in Macworld I'm returning to PC. Oh how things have changed. Pretty excited to be going back, but I'm basically a newb in doing my first custom build.

Note: I'm not putting together a gaming system, but one for video editing (HD and 4K), running the Adobe CC suite.

I'm trying to figure out the best RAM for my needs, I've read on various sites that RAM brand actually doesn't matter much because the chips all come from three manufacturers. (True?)

The major specs thus far:

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 DESIGNARE
CPU: Intel Core i9 9900K

For RAM, I'm looking at these two as potential purchases:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BK862S8/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_lBGSCbES6RJXK

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XNPSZY4/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_JcrSCbJJ2PYMZ

One over the other? Different brand entirely?

Any thoughts/help/guidance greatly appreciated.
 
Apr 12, 2019
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Thanks. I believe my motherboard maxes out at 2666 MHz for the RAM. Does going over affect performance at all or not? (Figure it can't do more than 2666 but assuming the extra just doesn't get used?)
 

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