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Best RAM for Biostar mITX / 1800X Node202, which will use Asus

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Ordering the rest of my R7 1800X build tomorrow except for the motherboard. Very unsure on the RAM. Unsure if I should go with that 32GB kit or the AMD specific FlareX 16GB kit (F4-3200C14D-16GFX).

I intend to swap out the motherboard for an Asus mITX AM4 in the eventual release. So if I can't use that 32GB kit at 3200MHz today, and will probably be able to with a well-refined Asus board in 12 months, I'd prefer that. It's also Samsung b-die to my understanding but dual rank.

Also pairing this with a Geforce 1060 FE so while performance is important, I'll be GPU bound in any case so that's why I've been leaning towards the 32GB 3200MHz kit and accepting it however it runs... then one day putting it in an Asus board and hoping for full speed. I just don't know a lot of indepth info about Ryzen and memory and best way to go here so any help is appreciated.

Thanks!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD RYZEN 7 1800X 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor (Purchased For $420.00)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG C7 40.5 CFM CPU Cooler
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($334.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 600p Series 1TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (Purchased For $290.00)
Case: Fractal Design Node 202 HTPC Case ($87.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair SF 600W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply ($122.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Dell U2414H 23.8" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor (Purchased For $200.00)
Monitor: Dell U2414H 23.8" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor (Purchased For $200.00)
Monitor: Dell U2414H 23.8" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor (Purchased For $200.00)
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard (Purchased For $110.00)
Mouse: Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex Wired Optical Mouse (Purchased For $70.00)
Speakers: Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 120W 2.1ch Speakers (Purchased For $100.00)
Other: SteelSeries QcK mass Gaming Mouse Pad - Black (Purchased For $10.00)
Other: StarTech.com 50m 160-Feet Class 1 EDR Wireless Mini USB Bluetooth 4.0 Dongle Adapter (USBBT1EDR4) ($20.99 @ Newegg)
Other: Koss BT539iW Wireless Bluetooth Over-Ear Headphones with Microphone and Volume Control - White (Purchased For $70.00)
Other: StarTech.com USB-C to USB Adapter – 6in – USB-IF Certified – USB-C to USB-A – USB 3.1 Gen 1 – USB C Adapter – USB Type C ($16.48 @ Newegg)
Other: Biostar Racing X370GTN mITX ($130.00)
Other: Geforce 1060 Founders Edition 6GB (Purchased For $190.00)
Total: $2573.42
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-22 15:03 EDT-0400
post #2 of 4
I shuffled through 3-4 kits of DDR4 until I settled on 16GB of the G.Skill TridentZ DDR4 3600 (timing 15-15-15-35). Model F4-3600C15D-16GTZ

You sacrifice some speed and timings if you go all the way to 32GB. If you actually have a need for that much RAM, I'm not sure what I'd recommend. I've never even needed the 16GB that I have.
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Agreed sentiment on the ram. Plus it's really expensive right now. You may be able to grab 16GB of single rank memory and then get another 16 a few months down the road if you still want it and it's cheaper. TridentZ and some of the better FlareX are definitely single rank b die.
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Hey thanks guys. I ordered everything yesterday. I decided on the 16GB DDR4-3200 FlareX kit "optimized for Ryzen". That gives me the most peace of mind, most people have reported great results with this specific kit and while I'm using a Geforce1060FE and will be GPU-bound, I still want the best choice for RAM regardless. I want a Vive one day and when that happens I'll get a 1080Ti (or equivalent) and this system will be an ideal match for that.

To make up for the 32GB to 16GB loss I went ahead and ordered a 960 EVO 1TB as well. Should be a really nice system in a tiny form factor.
This is everything. I still need the motherboard, those are supposed to show up on May 1st or so. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/6TMCVY
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