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Help me decide between these memory kits for my Aorus Elite (R7 3700X); Trident Z Neo3600 or Ballistix 3200? Will the ballistix OC?

 
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Help me decide between these memory kits for my Aorus Elite (R7 3700X); Trident Z Neo3600 or Ballistix 3200? Will the ballistix OC?

Hello. Finally, after a lot of effort and money, my R73700X will arrive this week. I'll use an Aorus Elite for it. The final piece is the RAM, and this has been such a headache for me... In my actual system I use 32Gb of RAM, so I'm kinda used to work with that, from browser habits to multitasking, etc.

The prices are all from Newegg since it ships to my country (Argentina, the one that's burning down right now), and because of the VAT and the shipping costs I'm already paying a lot for every part, nevertheless, that makes spending an extra 50 USD to get the better binned memory not a big deal.

I've laid my eyes on the following kits:

G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Desktop Memory Model F4-3600C19D-32GVRB

Ballistix Sport LT 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model BLS2K16G4D32AESB

G.SKILL Trident Z Neo (For AMD Ryzen) Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin RGB DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Desktop Memory Model F4-3600C16D-32GTZNC

The Ripjaws V are CL19, and everyone says that CL19 is crap, so they are kinda discarded from the list. Then, the real problem starts: Buy Ballistix and try to OC and see if they reach 3600 MHz? Or play it safe and go for the B-Die and get 3600 out of the box?

I've read that the real world performance between 3200 and 3600 is negligible in games (That would be like my main activity) then, if they don't reach 3600 it would be a bummer but i think I will be fine, but correct me if i'm wrong.

Regarding the Trident Z Neo, everyone says that they are awesome, but the price isn't justified, still, i don't think that paying 50 extra for 3600 out of the box would be that high.

If i knew that E-Die will OC those 400MHz I wouldn't think about it, that's my only constraint. What can you people tell me about those kit I mentioned? Which one should I buy?



TLDR: Should I buy the ballistix and cross my fingers while ocing them hoping to reach 400MHz extra and if they don't live with it? Or should I go with the Trident Z Neo and have 3600 out of the box? Is the real world performance between 3200 and 3600 that high in games or performance in general?
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That price for your NEO RAM is great and I would definitely be pulling the trigger on those.

RAM is something you can use for a long time, across many builds, the same as a PSU. So my vote is to not skimp on those items as they can last many builds and even retain their resell value well because of that (if you purchase high end to begin with)

Hang on a second, i dont believe that NEO set is actually B-Die. The timings at not 16-16-16-34 as one would expect with B-Die

Use this site to verify B-Die RAM : https://benzhaomin.github.io/bdiefinder/


This is B-Die : https://www.newegg.com/g-skill-32gb-...82E16820232560
and this for $230 : https://www.newegg.com/g-skill-32gb-...82E16820232378

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Either buy B-Die or buy the cheapest RAM available in the capacity and speed you want. There's no logic behind rationalizing what RAM is best to buy past that.

https://benzhaomin.github.io/bdiefinder/

outside of the garbage B-Die bins like the Antec 3/5 Series DDR4-2400 16-16-16-36, all B-Die should hit roughly the same clocks at roughly the same voltage. My kit is middle of the road and will still do 4200 at CL16, 4000 CL15, and 3633 CL14 at 1.45v.

before I went to B-Die I ran a 4x4 kit of mixed E-Die (3600 CL18) and Hynix (3600 CL17) and both would only do 3733 at CL17 with 1.5v.

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