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Hey there, the motherboard and CPU came in for my new build today, but I'm still shopping around to figure out what the best deal is on ram. For the sake of futureproofing I know I want to max out the capacity on the motherboard, but I'm not sure which brand or speed to be looking at for the most long term benefits for a (relatively) reasonable price. I would be interested in hearing some suggestions.

CPU: Intel i7-6700k
Mobo: Gigabyte Z170X Gaming G1

Also there is the question of getting two pairs of 2x16 vs getting a single pack of 4x16.
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Hey there, the motherboard and CPU came in for my new build today, but I'm still shopping around to figure out what the best deal is on ram. For the sake of futureproofing I know I want to max out the capacity on the motherboard, but I'm not sure which brand or speed to be looking at for the most long term benefits for a (relatively) reasonable price. I would be interested in hearing some suggestions.

CPU: Intel i7-6700k
Mobo: Gigabyte Z170X Gaming G1

Also there is the question of getting two pairs of 2x16 vs getting a single pack of 4x16.

I generally stick to 2666mhz ram, but why are you looking to do 4x16? are you doing work loads in which you will be using it all live video rendering or just because? if its just because i would go with 32gb 4x8. i have 32gb of 2666 in my system and the most ive ever used was 16gb and i struggled to get it that high, i was trying to see how high i could get it lol. but you can find good kits at 2800mhz and even 3000mhz on sale for virtually the same price as 2666mhz ram though.
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This setup is for work and play, in addition to gaming I will be doing video streaming as well as work in programs like photoshop, and perhaps cad based programs. Also, I plan for this computer to last me for a full decade or more, so I'm trying to futureproof it in addition to anticipating my more immediate needs.
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This setup is for work and play, in addition to gaming I will be doing video streaming as well as work in programs like photoshop, and perhaps cad based programs. Also, I plan for this computer to last me for a full decade or more, so I'm trying to futureproof it in addition to anticipating my more immediate needs.

Jesus, that long and honestly the chance of the system making it that long is not the highest, make sure to keep the temps well in check and i wouldnt go insane with speeds or overclocking, i'd look into 2800mhz kits, as for buying 2 kits of 2x16 or 4x16 go with 4x16 as it guarantees that the modules will work flawlessly together where as 2 kits might have issues at higher speeds. at this point it depends price wise, you want to buy a kit with a lifetime warranty hands down, G Skill and Corsair i know are off hand but not sure on others, You can pick up a 2400mhz kit of 4x16 for about 254.99$ on newegg right now, 2666mhz is 319.99$, 2800mhz is 329.99$ right now, 3000mhz is 344.99$ and 3200mhz is 349.99$. The biggest jump is the beginning 2400 to 2666, if your going price to performance the 2400mhz kit really is your best bet and really the speed difference isnt that noticeable especially in day to day use, i also dont see ram getting overly fast mainstream wise for a long time, 3000+ kits are mostly enthusiast only right now so it will be quite a while till it catches on elsewhere if at all. But in picking parts for a system that needs to last 10+ years make sure warranty length is your biggest concern, for a system like that make sure your psu is also very highly rated and comes with a 10 year warranty at the minimum, also make sure it is well over the wattage you require to help keep the load overall lower to help with wear on the psu. hope this helps a bit.
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Anticipating rising required specs for things is why I'm looking into the higher speed ram. The only overclocking I intend on doing is to clock the CPU up to meet the needs of the ram. This system will be liquid cooled, so I do not think heat will be that big of an issue as long as the system is working properly. The power supply I'm looking at is 1200 watts, and that was chosen from advice I have been given, knowing that in addition to what I've already shared, I am planning on up to two way SLI and a rather massive RAID array for mass media storage. I actually took the time to count that if I were too populate every spot possible in the case I have, I could have an 18 drive raid array, though it will probably be closer to 12.
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Anticipating rising required specs for things is why I'm looking into the higher speed ram. The only overclocking I intend on doing is to clock the CPU up to meet the needs of the ram. This system will be liquid cooled, so I do not think heat will be that big of an issue as long as the system is working properly. The power supply I'm looking at is 1200 watts, and that was chosen from advice I have been given, knowing that in addition to what I've already shared, I am planning on up to two way SLI and a rather massive RAID array for mass media storage. I actually took the time to count that if I were too populate every spot possible in the case I have, I could have an 18 drive raid array, though it will probably be closer to 12.

Very impressive overall, and with regards to that im assuming price isnt a huge factor, in that case i would look into a 3000mhz or 3200mhz kit, prices are still decent vs even higher end kits and those speeds should do you just fine, the price per kit once you pass 3200mhz gets pretty ridiculous and it simply isnt worth it and even more so 16gb dimms arent past 3400mhz on speed yet and those kits are 430$ which is absurd imo.
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Anticipating rising required specs for things is why I'm looking into the higher speed ram. The only overclocking I intend on doing is to clock the CPU up to meet the needs of the ram. This system will be liquid cooled, so I do not think heat will be that big of an issue as long as the system is working properly. The power supply I'm looking at is 1200 watts, and that was chosen from advice I have been given, knowing that in addition to what I've already shared, I am planning on up to two way SLI and a rather massive RAID array for mass media storage. I actually took the time to count that if I were too populate every spot possible in the case I have, I could have an 18 drive raid array, though it will probably be closer to 12.

64GB of RAM is not needed at all if you don't have workstation use cases. 32GB would be enough even for future proofing. I'd recommend DDR4-3200 or 3400. Seems to be the current sweet spot for price/performance.
That being said, future proofing for 10 years is pretty much impossible, 5 years is pretty reasonable though.
A 1200 watt PSU is probably way overblown and not needed, I'd recommend you open a thread for that in the PSU section here.

That being said, you would be better of building a proper server for a large RAID array, especially if you plan on doing 12 disks or more. Depending on what you plan to use this array for (single or multi user access, high or low workload), you should spec out the server accordingly: a Xeon for example if you're planning to do stuff like VMs on it. If you intend to use this as a single user storage server (for music, movies and whatnot) for example, then just put a Pentium-T or i3-T (T = low power model) in there.
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The motherboard and processor are already here. I picked the processor specifically to be able to handle stuff that requires a high clock speed. As an example, KSP and a number of other physics intensive games still do not support multi-threading. Also, more on topic, my current system is lasting roughly the same amount of time as what I am planning for with the new one. When I built it, 4GB of ram was considered excessive, now even 32GB isn't considered to necessarily be overkill. I am taking into account past trends to help determine which parts I use. A dedicated server may be down the line in addition to the current system, but for now, I am focusing on an all in one build that can handle the majority of my needs.
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You can get a 64GB ( 4x16GB) kit of
3200 14-14-14-34 at 1.35v for 389.99
3400 16-16-16-36 at 1.35v for 429.99
3400 16-16-16-36 at 1.20v for 449.99

1GB of ram per 1TB helps for NAS and such
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This setup will be closer to a DAS system, but I thank you. If that rule also applies to onboard storage, that would be another reason to increase the ram capacity. I will say though that a maximum of $350 before tax is what I am willing to pay. For the ram that shows up on newegg for that price I am doing a balancing act between cas rating and clock speed.

If Cas is really the primary spec to be looking at, I can get a 3000 kit with a Cas of 14. The other option that would seem to be the most viable if we are looking at clock speed is a 3200 kit with a Cas of 16.
Edited by Elanachan - 8/3/16 at 11:35am
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