Question Ryzen 4th gen components (RAM, PSU and case)

orifiel

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Hey there.
Ive decided to purchase a gen 4 RYZEN CPU. I need a new computer, but I can wait a month or two for gen 4.
I focus mostly on longevity for my new built. I want it to last many years, not into buying new pc every 2-3 years. I play video games but mostly mmos and some action RPG games. I use some software mostly for research purpose, such as, GIS, R language, word, excel, powerpoint, photoshop, some video editing adobe after effects.. So sometimes I load many many browsers...

I decided to go for 32gigs of ddr4 ram at 3600-4000ghz and my question is...

2 dimms or 4 dimms. 4 dimms are much more expensive that 2 dimms and I am not sure what suits Ryzen best. I will give an example of what RAM I am about to purchase at the end of this month and I would love some suggestions there.

I will delay for my GPU as I wait for the low to high end AMPERE gpus (GTX 3600 or 3500TI or I may go for none OEM GTX 3700 depends my budget near December).

Here is a list of components am about to purchase at the end of this month and please feel free to give me your opinions.

The overall budget for ram I calculate it around 220 euros
Here is a list of components am about to purchase at the end of this month and please feel free to give me your opinions.

Crucial Ballistix 32GB DDR4-3600MHz (BL2K16G36C16U4W)
Crucial Ballistix 32GB DDR4-3600MHz (BL2K16G36C16U4RL)
G.Skill TridentZ Neo 32GB DDR4-3600MHz (F4-3600C16D-32GTZNC)
G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32GB DDR4-4000MHz (F4-4000C18Q-32GTZRB)
G.Skill TridentZ 32GB DDR4-4000MHz (F4-4000C18Q-32GTZ)
G.Skill TridentZ Neo 32GB DDR4-3600MHz (F4-3600C16Q-32GTZNC)
G.Skill Ripjaws V 32GB DDR4-4000MHz (F4-4000C18Q-32GVK)

PC case
NZXT H510 WHITE
NZXT H510i WHITE tempered glass

Could you please suggest me a PSU from corsair, thermaltake, coolermaster, xilence.
I think it is early to ask for CPU cooler...

Thats it for now (next month or in 2 months I will purchase the cpu and mobo).
 
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I don't know much about PC components as I only recently started building and being knowledgeable, but I am pretty confident in saying that the more Ram slots you have, the better. I don't know the margin of how much better, but considering Ryzen CPU's are notorious for benefitting from faster RAM, that sliver of improvement might make your system very fast. I would say to sacrifice the RGB and buy non-RGB, 4 sticks of 8gb ddr4 3600 w a CAS latency of 16 ms or better.
 
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I also want to add that if you plan on upgrading to Ampere or big navi, I would go with a reputable PSU brand (Corsair, EVGA, Seasonic, etc.) with at least 650 watts on an 80+ bronze or better rating. I am facing a similar conundrum with my build for the 3070 but that's not relevant. Also, the case is really your preference. I don't know the difference between the "i" and non "i" versions of the H510, but they look identical. I would go with the cheaper of the two, or if you haven't seen it, look at the elite. That case is gorgeous, but pricey.
 

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I may add my old psu a corsair 850w platinum and modular. Not interested for amd gpus and for the cpu thing, I do remember ryzen cpus dont care much for ram latency (?) Things may have change (?) I remember ryzen cpus care for fast rams most and less for latency.

Lets see what the others have to say about the ram thing too.
 
I don't know much about PC components as I only recently started building and being knowledgeable, but I am pretty confident in saying that the more Ram slots you have, the better. I don't know the margin of how much better, but considering Ryzen CPU's are notorious for benefitting from faster RAM, that sliver of improvement might make your system very fast. I would say to sacrifice the RGB and buy non-RGB, 4 sticks of 8gb ddr4 3600 w a CAS latency of 16 ms or better.
Wrong! Ryzen especially is very finicky when using 4 RAM modules. You will have much less problems getting 2 sticks of RAM to operate at XMP settings than 4.
 

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