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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-22-2019, 01:50 AM - Thread Starter
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Should I Return This RAM kit I Bought With Not Much Thought for a Ryzen 3000 Build

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The other day I put a order in for a Ryzen 3600 and got some Ballistix Sport 2x8 Gb 3000 sticks with a CL 15 so thought these were pretty good sticks for only $68. Then I read about how the sweet spot for Ryzen 3000 is ram with 3600 speeds, but 3600 RAM pricing is pretty high so thought hey I'll just OC a 3200 set to 3600 and save the money. So looked around and came too some RAM stick options but cant quite determine why these sticks are $30 price difference.

First is the G.SKILL Trident Z Neo 2x8 3200 CL 16, it fits the color scheme I'm going for as it has white in it and lights are ok (dont absolutely need them) for $108.

Then there is the G.SKILL TridentZ which is again 2x8 3200 CL 16 but for $79. The TridentZ has white incorporated in the design so would work well but can't figure out the difference btw these two sticks as from what I have gathered both are Samsung B-Die chips.

Lastly I went back to the Ballistix Sport as I saw there was also a 2x8 3200 Cl 16 set in a white design to boot as well for $77 making it the cheapest option and I read that micron E-die chips are just as good as the B-die ones so now I really can't decide between them and would appreciate any insight.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-22-2019, 05:48 PM
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if you're worried about aesthetics then no one can tell you what you should do, buy what you like and use that.

if you want the best RAM for your system, you should be looking at B-Die (useful tool for showing you only B-Die here), either 3200 CL14 or 3600 CL15 ideally. I don't know of any 3200 CL16 B-Die unless they're dual rank 16x2 sticks and dual rank has its own woes.

otherwise, returning your hynix/e-die/whatever else for a slightly better kit of hynix/e-die/whatever else likely isn't going to do a whole lot and isn't really worth the hassle. just shove 1.5v through the kit you bought and OC it.

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Alright thank you very much, I will be returning these sticks then for some Trident Z B-die sticks!

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Hi,
Budget shopping for b-die well you'll never come close to the prices on the others you bought.
Newegg is better at pricing than say early this year or last but still a commitment none the less

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