Question Ram for i7 10700k and z490

awesome4nothing

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Have ordered an i7 10700k and a z490 motherboard and I am now unsure which ram I should order for it. I have looked at Kingston HyperX FURY DDR4-3200 CL16 (152 USD used), Kingston HyperX FURY DDR4-3200 CL18 (128 USD used) or Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3200 CL16 BK DC - 16GB (120 new). Are there other alternatives I should consider? To be used for gaming (Battlefield V, cs: go) together with an rtx 2070 super
 

Phaaze88

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Ram: As much as you're willing to spend between high frequency and low timings.
From what you listed, kits 1 and 3 are more or less the same, and better than kit 2; CL18 is pretty loose for a 3200 kit.

I think 3600 CL16 kits are what's 'in' currently.
 
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awesome4nothing

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So Crucial Ballistix 16GB Kit (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 will be perfect? Does it make sense to buy 32 gb? immediately it is cheapest to buy 2 2x8 gb sets
 

sonofjesse

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You don't need 32GB for gaming. If you have tons of extra cash 32gb is nice to have, but not needed for gaming. If you do a lot VM's or photo editing it can be worth it.

Lots of good memory choices. Crucial cl16 3600 like above is Micron E-DIE is great great RAM. I think crucial gets overlooked in general, I have used them quite a few times no issues.

32GB is EDEI is going to run what you 200-250 depending on where you can find it. Newegg just had a recent deal you could have got 32gb for 180 (taxes and shipping included)
 

awesome4nothing

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Crucial Ballistix Black DDR4 3600MHz 2x8GB is out of stock at 121 usd. Instead, I have the option of Crucial Ballistix DDR4-3600 C16 DC - Red - 16GB for 132 usd or Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3200 C16 for 118 USD. Which should I choose?
 

awesome4nothing

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Found that the motherboard does not support xmp :( motherboard come from a lenovo legion t7 computer. CPU-z write that RAM run with frequency 1330 Mhze and CL at 19. Is this a big problem or can I wait for z490 can available used / cheaper?
 

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