Question I need help in choosing RAM for my R5 2600...

Rhaemond

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So, I'm getting a Ryzen 5 2600 and I'm looking for RAM to go with it. Here are my choices:

PNY 3200mhz CL16 = 86.5705USD

Klevv Cras X 3600mhz CL18 = 88.9130USD

Delta TUF 3200 CL16 = 106.247USD

My motherboard is a MSI B450 Bazooka Plus... Any help would be really appreciated, thank you!
 
The first one should be fine, unfortunately none of these seem to be in the memory QVL of your motherboard, but that doesn't mean they won't work as advertised - just that MSI hasn't tested it themselves. 3200 MHz is ideal for second gen Ryzen, so don't need to get the 3600 MHz, and CL16 is also okay, though CL14 would have been better, but not by much.
 

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The first one should be fine, unfortunately none of these seem to be in the memory QVL of your motherboard, but that doesn't mean they won't work as advertised - just that MSI hasn't tested it themselves. 3200 MHz is ideal for second gen Ryzen, so don't need to get the 3600 MHz, and CL16 is also okay, though CL14 would have been better, but not by much.
Would the difference between 3200 and 3600 be noticeable? I don't mind spending 2$ more just for that added juice, but I was told that 3200 cl16 and 3600 cl18 would equal the same. So honestly, I don't know.

Edit: I also tend to adjust xmp profiles... Can I get the 3200 cl16 to 3600 or would that be not worth the effort? I don't mind the 2$ diff of the 3200 cl16 and 3600 cl18, though.
 
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The first one should be fine, unfortunately none of these seem to be in the memory QVL of your motherboard, but that doesn't mean they won't work as advertised - just that MSI hasn't tested it themselves. 3200 MHz is ideal for second gen Ryzen, so don't need to get the 3600 MHz, and CL16 is also okay, though CL14 would have been better, but not by much.
Why these particular models ? None of them is on the QVL for your mobo https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/B450M-BAZOOKA-PLUS#support-mem-14
A Ryzen 5 2600 on a B450 can be particularly picky when it comes to RAM. On the QVL you have a whole bunch or HyperX, GSkill or Crucial models that have been tested with you motherboard at 3200 MHz.
Where are you shopping ? You gave prices in US$ and these prices are not particularly attractive if this is for 16 GB of RAM.
 

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Why these particular models ? None of them is on the QVL for your mobo https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/B450M-BAZOOKA-PLUS#support-mem-14
A Ryzen 5 2600 on a B450 can be particularly picky when it comes to RAM. On the QVL you have a whole bunch or HyperX, GSkill or Crucial models that have been tested with you motherboard at 3200 MHz.
Where are you shopping ? You gave prices in US$ and these prices are not particularly attractive if this is for 16 GB of RAM.
Many RAM modules will often not be on the QVL. Motherboard manufacturers simply don't have time or resources to tests every single new RAM model that is released, so it's often best to check the RAM manufacturers compatibility list, as it's effectively in their interest to test their modules with various boards currently released.

Many of the RAM modules you can't often go wrong with, although agreed you at least know you're tending to get something more reputable when you opt for the big brands.

Also @Rhaemond you've not specified what size you're looking at?

Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($55.00 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper X 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($109.99 @ Newegg)
 

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Why these particular models ? None of them is on the QVL for your mobo https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/B450M-BAZOOKA-PLUS#support-mem-14
A Ryzen 5 2600 on a B450 can be particularly picky when it comes to RAM. On the QVL you have a whole bunch or HyperX, GSkill or Crucial models that have been tested with you motherboard at 3200 MHz.
Where are you shopping ? You gave prices in US$ and these prices are not particularly attractive if this is for 16 GB of RAM.
I'm in the Philippines. :/ I think those 3 are basically my best bet. Also, my B45m Bazooka Plus website says "Supports DDR4 Memory, up to 3333+(OC) MHz. Supports ECC UDIMM memory."
Does that mean anything beyond 3333mhz won't work?
 

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You can, but you are equally often limited by the fact that the 2600 only stipulates RAM speed up to 2933.
You can - but it's not so straightforward and can come with plenty of complications.
Damn. Do you suggest me taking the risk?
The PNY is samsung b-die to my knowledge.

Its a safe bet, past 2933mhz actual performance difference isnt really that much oitside of benchmarking anyway.
So what would be best to get? I'm really looking at the 2$ difference between the 3200 and 3600, but I don't even know if getting the 3600 will be "future proofing" :/
 

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Damn. Do you suggest me taking the risk?

So what would be best to get? I'm really looking at the 2$ difference between the 3200 and 3600, but I don't even know if getting the 3600 will be "future proofing" :/
Your 3600 is CL18 though, which whilst not exactly the same, will effectively perform the same as 3200 CL16. Just stick to the 3200CL16 IMO.

Faster speed is not always directly faster overall.
 
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Worst case scenario thebPNY will max out at 2933 cas 15, which is about 1% worse than 3200 @ cas 16 or 3600@ cas 18.

You're over thinking seriously, the PNY is absolutely fine, its what I'd buy out of those 3 personally if they were the choices I had.
 
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