Worth upgrading to 3200mhz DDR4 ram?

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My current build is an 8700k with an ASUS Strix 1080, non ti. I currently have an 8gb kit of DDR4 HyperX Fury memory @2400mhz ( Link at the bottom of post)

And I was wondering if it's worth it buying a 16gb kit of 3200mhz ram. I plan on using my old PC parts to make a streaming PC anyway, so I will need to purchase new ram for that in the future. (Which would just be the old 8gb kit) .

The main question however is would it be worth it performance wise to get a 16gb @3200 kit since they're currently on sale.

https://www.amazon.ca/Kingston-Technology-HyperX-16-HX424C15FB2K2/dp/B01D8U2B8W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1537890721&sr=8-1&keywords=hyperx+ddr4
 

Barty1884

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16GB would be more beneficial that 3200MHz on an Intel platform (outside of a few, select workloads).

Realistically though, if you're buying a new kit anyway, then there's no harm - depending on price deltas.
I wouldn't spend much more than $20 or so on a 3200MHz kit vs a comparable 2400/2666MHz kit.

$6 delta between 2666 and 3000MHz
$11 between 2666 and 3200MHz
https://pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/qGqbt6,Cw2rxr,vzkj4D/

*EDIT*
Ah, you're up here in Canada too!
Price deltas are closer to $20 between 2400 and 3000MHz.
https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/hdmxFT,DHPzK8/

I wouldn't spend the $210 on the Kingston kit at +$40 over the Team Vulcan kit I linked.
I would opt for 3000MHz, given the minimal(ish) price differences though.
 
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