Question Torn between choosing RAM

TechGuruGames

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Hey guys. Im gonna build a new PC with an i5 10400 and an RTX 3060 when it comes out. Im looking for a good RGB RAM and i have found 4 great options.

https://www.skroutz.gr/s/11079902/G-Skill-TridentZ-RGB-16GB-DDR4-3000MHz-F4-3000C15D-16GTZR.html with CL15

https://www.skroutz.gr/s/15651389/Patriot-Viper-RGB-16GB-DDR4-3200MHz-PVR416G320C6K.html with CL16

https://www.skroutz.gr/s/19253770/Adata-XPG-Spectrix-D60G-16GB-DDR4-3200MHz-AX4U320038G16-DT60.html with CL16

I am going to buy the Asus ROG Strix B460-H Gaming mobo in case that concerns which ram im going to have to buy.

The sites i listed above may not be in English but the RAM name, CL and Speed and the pic is what matters here. The Price doesnt really matter cuz they are all around 80 euros. I have heard from some ppl that G Skill is steps ahead of Adata and Patriot in terms of RAM. In the begining i though of buying the Adata or the Patriot because they look absolutely stunning and ppl say that Ram is just Ram but here i am, because i have got to at least ask about them and see what the ram experts say, cuz you never know. Anyone can help? Thanks for reading this far. You can also suggest me another 2x8 RAM that has been getting great reviews, as long as it is RGB :)

EDIT: Just learned that the RAM frequency (Non OC) will be dropped down to the max ram frequency that the cpu can take, which is 2666mhz on the i5 10400. So I guess ill just have to get a Ram with the lowest CL possible in that price range.
 
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PrinceTexasLoaf

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Hey guys. Im gonna build a new PC with an i5 10400 and an RTX 3060 when it comes out. Im looking for a good RGB RAM and i have found 4 great options.

https://www.skroutz.gr/s/11079902/G-Skill-TridentZ-RGB-16GB-DDR4-3000MHz-F4-3000C15D-16GTZR.html with CL15

https://www.skroutz.gr/s/15651389/Patriot-Viper-RGB-16GB-DDR4-3200MHz-PVR416G320C6K.html with CL16

https://www.skroutz.gr/s/19253770/Adata-XPG-Spectrix-D60G-16GB-DDR4-3200MHz-AX4U320038G16-DT60.html with CL16

I am going to buy the Asus ROG Strix B460-H Gaming mobo in case that concerns which ram im going to have to buy.

The sites i listed above may not be in English but the RAM name, CL and Speed and the pic is what matters here. The Price doesnt really matter cuz they are all around 80 euros. I have heard from some ppl that G Skill is steps ahead of Adata and Patriot in terms of RAM. In the begining i though of buying the Adata or the Patriot because they look absolutely stunning and ppl say that Ram is just Ram but here i am, because i have got to at least ask about them and see what the ram experts say, cuz you never know. Anyone can help? Thanks for reading this far. You can also suggest me another 2x8 RAM that has been getting great reviews, as long as it is RGB :)

EDIT: Just learned that the RAM frequency (Non OC) will be dropped down to the max ram frequency that the cpu can take, which is 2666mhz on the i5 10400. So I guess ill just have to get a Ram with the lowest CL possible in that price range.
You can get the 3000MHz ram, and try running it at 3000MHz stress test the cpu to make sure it's stable using software like intelburntest. If it's unstable run it at 2666MHz, and tighten the memory timings testing stability each little bit you set the timings lower. https://www.masterslair.com/tightening-your-memory-ram-timings#:~:text=Start off by lowering the,tighten your timings even further.


I hope this can help.
 

thefxgamingrules

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DON't GET RAM ABOVE 2666 MHz RAM, if you're on a non Z series motherboard. You won't able to push it beyond 2666MHz, Instead get a cheaper kit, or one with tighter timings.
 
2666 should be fine.
If you can get lower cas, so much the better, but don't chase it.

With a discrete graphics card, intel real app performance or fps is not much impacted by ram speed.
Here is an older study which shows minimal difference in performance between 2133 and 3000 speed ram using a discrete graphics card:
 

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