[SOLVED] Help me with my RAM choice

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Hi all, I have selected this RAM for my new PC Build:
G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB 2 x 8GB DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit



Link: https://www.microcenter.com/product/481738/ripjaws-v-16gb-2-x-8gb-ddr4-3200-pc4-25600-cl16-dual-channel-desktop-memory-kit

I will be running a 2700x Ryzen & a Crosshair VII Motherboard. Also, I will be buying (2) of these memory kits so I have 32GB of RAM.

Even though in the description this RAM states for Intel, is a point of interest regarding if the sticks will work with my CPU & MOBO? Will it work any different either being in an AMD system versus Intel?

My second choice is going to be:

G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit - Black


Link: https://www.microcenter.com/product/478373/trident-z-rgb-16gb-(2-x-8gb)-ddr4-3200-pc4-25600-cl16-dual-channel-desktop-memory-kit---black

Any information would be great.

Respectfully,

Mike T.
 

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Definitely do not buy 2 kits if you need 32 gb buy 2 16gb sticks 4 sticks with ryzen basically guarantees 2933 max speed, and mismatched kits (anything not purchased as one single kit) isn't guaranteed to work together at all much less at rated speeds.


Tridents are definitely better for ryzen as ripjaws don't seems to be as compatible when going for higher speeds.
 
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Definitely do not buy 2 kits if you need 32 gb buy 2 16gb sticks 4 sticks with ryzen basically guarantees 2933 max speed, and mismatched kits (anything not purchased as one single kit) isn't guaranteed to work together at all much less at rated speeds.


Tridents are definitely better for ryzen as ripjaws don't seems to be as compatible when going for higher speeds.
Recommend some if you can.
 

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Definitely do not buy 2 kits if you need 32 gb buy 2 16gb sticks 4 sticks with ryzen basically guarantees 2933 max speed, and mismatched kits (anything not purchased as one single kit) isn't guaranteed to work together at all much less at rated speeds.


Tridents are definitely better for ryzen as ripjaws don't seems to be as compatible when going for higher speeds.
I located the 2 x 16GB of the G.Skill, will this suffice?

Link: https://www.microcenter.com/product/467049/ripjaws-v-32gb-2-x-16gb-ddr4-3200-pc4-25600-cl16-dual-channel-desktop-memory-kit
 

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https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232752&Description=TRIDENTZ&cm_re=TRIDENTZ-_-20-232-752-_-Product

Info below:



Optimized for the AMD Ryzen, the vibrance and performance of Trident Z RGB is now expanded to include the latest AMD platforms! Just look for the “X” at the end of the Trident Z RGB model numbers!

Featuring a completely exposed light bar with vibrant RGB LEDs, merged with the award-winning Trident Z heatspreader design, and constructed with the highest quality components, the Trident Z RGB DDR4 memory kit combines the most vivid RGB lighting with uncompromised performance.
 
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https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232752&Description=TRIDENTZ&cm_re=TRIDENTZ-_-20-232-752-_-Product

Info below:



Optimized for the AMD Ryzen, the vibrance and performance of Trident Z RGB is now expanded to include the latest AMD platforms! Just look for the “X” at the end of the Trident Z RGB model numbers!

Featuring a completely exposed light bar with vibrant RGB LEDs, merged with the award-winning Trident Z heatspreader design, and constructed with the highest quality components, the Trident Z RGB DDR4 memory kit combines the most vivid RGB lighting with uncompromised performance.
I'll read up on it. If its worth then I will suffer and wait for the RAM
 
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Hi all, I have selected this RAM for my new PC Build:
G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB 2 x 8GB DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit



Link: https://www.microcenter.com/product/481738/ripjaws-v-16gb-2-x-8gb-ddr4-3200-pc4-25600-cl16-dual-channel-desktop-memory-kit

I will be running a 2700x Ryzen & a Crosshair VII Motherboard. Also, I will be buying (2) of these memory kits so I have 32GB of RAM.

Even though in the description this RAM states for Intel, is a point of interest regarding if the sticks will work with my CPU & MOBO? Will it work any different either being in an AMD system versus Intel?

My second choice is going to be:

G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit - Black


Link: https://www.microcenter.com/product/478373/trident-z-rgb-16gb-(2-x-8gb)-ddr4-3200-pc4-25600-cl16-dual-channel-desktop-memory-kit---black

Any information would be great.

Respectfully,

Mike T.
Hi Mike :)

I'm surprised Microcenter do not list the following at CL14.
I have the same MB and CPU combo and chose G.Skill F4-3200C14D-16GTZR available at Newegg.
Ryzen is picky with RAM however this kit with Samsung B-die chips work well at their rated SPD with minor Bios tweaks. Being OC RAM they will default initially to 2400Mhz however 3200MHz is easily achievable.
Do not buy two kits at (2x8) but get a kit (2x16) if 32GB is what you need.
 

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Hi Mike :)

I'm surprised Microcenter do not list the following at CL14.
I have the same MB and CPU combo and chose G.Skill F4-3200C14D-16GTZR available at Newegg.
Ryzen is picky with RAM however this kit with Samsung B-die chips work well at their rated SPD with minor Bios tweaks. Being OC RAM they will default initially to 2400Mhz however 3200MHz is easily achievable.
Do not buy two kits at (2x8) but get a kit (2x16) if 32GB is what you need.
I'm surprised as well. They have basically everything else at micro center, lol. Thanks for the input! :)
 

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