Question RAM to pair with 5600x?

kahalani

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Nov 22, 2015
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hey everyone!

Sorry if this is a commonly asked question but I'm just trying to figure what the best RAM configuration for my set up might be.

I just purchased a 5600x to go with my RTX 3070 / b550 MSI tomahawk mobo and I'm stuck on the ram. I've asked around on many different forums and have gotten really mixed responses.

I am mostly gaming and editing videos (anywhere from 1080p / 4k) and have been told a few things that is confusing me (I'm still learning about PC's)

Some of the things I've been told are:

* 16gb is enough and not enough, I don't need 32gb and I do need 32gb

* 3600mhz CL16 > 4000mhz CL18 at 16gb and the other way around

* CL16 compared to CL18 at the same speed is a 1-2% difference

I also was confused at the difference between similar looking ram like

https://www.newegg.com/global/au-en/g-skill-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820232880?Description=F4-3600C16D-16GVKC&cm_re=F4-3600C16D-16GVKC-_-20-232-880-_-Product&quicklink=true

and

https://www.newegg.com/global/au-en/g-skill-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820232195


I appreciate any help in figuring out what the best option might be in my circumstances!

Thanks in advance :)
 

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