Help choosing between 4 dimm options

oscyjack53

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Hey all. I over analyze and id like some help choosing the best option here under the guise of "performance per dollar"

I am putting together my new build, and I can't for the life of me make a call between the following 4 (seemingly the same, but the timing is different). Please and thanks to whoever makes the call for me haha.

1.https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232485
2. https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232487

both 1 and 2 are certified 14 cas timing. or close to. the only difference between them is the 3000 vs 3200 mhz and $20.

3. https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232476
4. https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232475

Both of those, while less expensive, have a higher timing at 15's/16's. But they are cheaper by $30 and $35 respectively. I wonder, if anyone would ever notice the difference in daily gaming usage? If i'm right, why not save $50 and the option 4. Or, is option 1 or 2 worth the price premium? Obviously someone buys em, but i'd rather save $50 if its just for ego stroking haha
 

oscyjack53

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Im helping myself here and saying only option 1 and 4 are viable, and i dont think the difference is worth $50 to me, a gamer. Thanks anyways, would still be curious to see responses hehe
 

luckymatt42

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You will NOT see any significant difference between options 1 and 4. I would be surprised if there was a 1-2 fps gain in most games.

SOME games are more memory bound than others, but even those I would doubt you would notice a difference. The only difference you MIGHT see is on some benchmark scores.
 
Before looking at ANY ram, first verify that it is compatible with your cpu and motherboard.
ryzen is particularly picky.
You want documented ram compatibility. If you should ever have a problem, you want supported ram.
Otherwise, you risk a finger pointing battle between the ram and motherboard support sites, claiming "not my problem".
One place to check is your motherboards web site.
Look for the ram QVL list. It lists all of the ram kits that have been tested with that particular motherboard.
Sometimes the QVL list is not updated after the motherboard is released.
For more current info, go to a ram vendor's web site and access their ram selection configurator.
Enter your motherboard, and you will get a list of compatible ram kits.

One last thing, beware tall ram heat spreaders; they may interfere with your cpu cooler.
Faster ram is usually accompanied by higher timings, negating some of the benefit.
All 4 are about the same, pick the cheapest if budget is an issue.
Make certain they are compatible; not all motherboards support higher speeds.

 

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