Question Is it worth it to get trident z ram just because of better timings

Kryptix06

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Hi, I was planning on buying corsair vengeance ram at 3600 for 120 dollars CAD with the timings of 18-19-19-39 and then I thought maybe I should look at trident z and with my tight budget I can't afford their 3600 ram with slightly better timings of 17-18-18-38 but will this make a difference in gaming and I don't care if it's like 3 fps in a game like I am assuming also I don't care for rgb thanks
 

Darkbreeze

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For gaming? No, it's not enough to make a noticeable difference. For synthetic benchmarks or scientific applications, or even maybe some forms of rendering or conversion applications, or high end CAD/artistic programs, it might make a very small difference. Lower latency is always desirable but not when the cost of it exceeds the benefits and for gaming you will certainly see more benefit putting the extra money elsewhere in the build so long as you already have fast ENOUGH memory, which that is, and enough OF it, which you do, if this is at least a 2 x8GB kit.

What is the platform? CPU, motherboard, etc.?

How MUCH memory and in what sizes per module are you planning to purchase?
 

Kryptix06

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For gaming? No, it's not enough to make a noticeable difference. For synthetic benchmarks or scientific applications, or even maybe some forms of rendering or conversion applications, or high end CAD/artistic programs, it might make a very small difference. Lower latency is always desirable but not when the cost of it exceeds the benefits and for gaming you will certainly see more benefit putting the extra money elsewhere in the build so long as you already have fast ENOUGH memory, which that is, and enough OF it, which you do, if this is at least a 2 x8GB kit.

What is the platform? CPU, motherboard, etc.?

How MUCH memory and in what sizes per module are you planning to purchase?
this is my parts list https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/Pxbpjy as you can see in the notes aswell it says something about my psy not having s 12v connector for my mobo will these change anything because I'm gonna use the 5700xt pulse sapphire with 2 100 mm fans and I dont think it takes that much power and it os recommended thave a 600 watt psu for 5700 xt
 

Kryptix06

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For gaming? No, it's not enough to make a noticeable difference. For synthetic benchmarks or scientific applications, or even maybe some forms of rendering or conversion applications, or high end CAD/artistic programs, it might make a very small difference. Lower latency is always desirable but not when the cost of it exceeds the benefits and for gaming you will certainly see more benefit putting the extra money elsewhere in the build so long as you already have fast ENOUGH memory, which that is, and enough OF it, which you do, if this is at least a 2 x8GB kit.

What is the platform? CPU, motherboard, etc.?

How MUCH memory and in what sizes per module are you planning to purchase?
this is my parts list https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/Pxbpjy as you can see in the notes aswell it says something about my psy not having s 12v connector for my mobo will these change anything because I'm gonna use the 5700xt pulse sapphire with 2 100 mm fans and I dont think it takes that much power and it os recommended thave a 600 watt psu for 5700 xt
 

COLGeek

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The PSU note is not a concern. The system will perform well with only the 8-pin (and 24-pin) power connections from the PSU to the motherboard. The additional 4-pin connection is only needed for heavy overclocking or using multiple GPUs.

You can safely ignore that note.
 

Kryptix06

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The PSU note is not a concern. The system will perform well with only the 8-pin (and 24-pin) power connections from the PSU to the motherboard. The additional 4-pin connection is only needed for heavy overclocking or using multiple GPUs.

You can safely ignore that note.
I believe I spoke to you yesterday where you helped me re select a psu that was better and I then thought will 650 W be enough for this system? https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/Pxbpjy
 

Kryptix06

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I would look for a better CPU cooler.
The CM Hyper 212 RGB doesn't cool very well, probably not much/if any better than the stock AMD cooler.
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/cooler-master-hyper-212-black-edition-rgb-silencio,5967-2.html

You could even try the Stock AMD cooler first and see how well it performs for you and only buy a better cooler if needed.
I already know the stock cooler is really bad could you just recomend a cooler similar price that does work
 

DMAN999

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The be quiet! Pure Rock looks like a decent cooler for about the same price.
https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/cwPzK8/be-quiet-cpu-cooler-bk009
https://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/7154/quiet-pure-rock-cpu-cooler-review/index6.html

And I know the ARCTIC Freezer 34 eSports DUO will work well, it is just the newer version of the cooler I have on my 3700x.
Red Version:
https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/dmXnTW/arctic-freezer-34-esports-duo-cpu-cooler-acfre00060a
Green Version:
 
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Darkbreeze

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Agreed. If you are not overclocking then the stock cooler is ok. Not great, but good enough that I wouldn't pay sixty bucks for the 212 EVO.

Save up some extra money and buy a GOOD cooler when you have enough, if you need to do that, rather than buy that cooler which will overall be a disappointment.

That memory will work fine.
 

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