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Coffee/ram/speed

Dtwenty
  • 28 months ago

Hi, I'm almost done figuring out my upgrades, I'm trying to keep it as coast low as I can for what I want. I feel compelled to get a whole new 16gb kit @3000mhz ram, which is a lot of money, I can do it but..... I also already have x2 4gb sticks of Corsair Veng LPX @2400mhz. For gaming, video editing and maybe streaming?? How much of an improvement would I be losing if I just got another 8 gb of 2400mhz or should I bit the bullet and just get the faster kit?

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  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

https://pcpartpicker.com/forums/topic/240996-ram-and-its-effects-in-games-redux

I would give that a read although mainly focused on the gaming aspect the How's and Why's apply to any workload.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

The cheapest decent 2x4 GB 2400MHz modules costs $88.5

https://www.adorama.com/ctbl2k4g4d24.html?utm_source=rflaid912925

The cheapest decent 2x4 GB 3000Mhz modules costs a bit more, so $102.99

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313776&cm_re=Team_T-Force_Vulcan_8GB_%282_x_4GB%29_288-Pin_DDR4_SDRAM_DDR4_3000_%28PC4_24000%29-_-20-313-776-_-Product

If someone would double those...

2x $88.5 = $177 for 4x4GB 2400Mhz memory.

2x $103 = $206 for 4x4GB 3000Mhz memory.

Going with 2x8GB 2400Mhz modules, you would pay: $170, so cheaper than 4x4GB of 2400Mhz.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231888&ignorebbr=1&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-PCPartPicker,%20LLC-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

Going with 2x8GB 3000Mhz modules, you would pay again: $170, so way cheaper than 4x4GB of 3000Mhz.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313807&ignorebbr=1&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-PCPartPicker,%20LLC-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

So, price isn't a problem as you can see.

At the end, it's definitely better to get higher speed ram modules if you can.

It would not make a substantial difference on streaming or video editing, but it may on some games.

The only problem, is - you own already 2x4GB of 2400Mhz ram modules.

If you could sell those...otherwise buy the exact same modules (preferably) and call it a day.

I doubt you would even need to overclock them...they should run at 2400Mhz right out of the box. ;)

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea, the 8gb kit of Vengeance ram I have is less then a year old, another 8gb (x2 4gb's) of the exact same would only cost $105'ish giving me a total of 16gb @ 2400, where as the 16gb kit @ 3000 I am eyeing ( rip jaws V) are like $180'ish depending on the day.

I think I see what you're suggesting, when I do cross over into 1440p I don't think that screen will be a super high refresh, probably just another 60hz again, I just wanted to make sure for editing and other work "stuff" I wasn't making a mistake, I kept asking myself "does $180 over $105 really justify the difference between 2400 and 3000 MHz?)

Thanks again.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, as you own the 2400MHz 8GB module, there is no other way as investing on another 2x4GB 2400Mhz of the same ram modules.

CPU is crucial for streaming and editing, so the i7-8700 would do a decent job.

You could go with an cheaper board though, as that i7-8700 is not an unlocked processor, and i don't think you have in mind to change that processor any time soon.

And actually you don't need to.

Lastly, those speakers are awesome.

One of the best 2.1 solutions for that amount of money.

I got those 5 years ago, for 169.99 Euros.

Very happy, and i don't see the reason to change them any time soon. No problems so far. ;)

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok then, ill just stick with the 2400.

Yea I know about the board but my setup is all black w/ red highlight. My kb+m blk/red, I have a long pad blk w/ red boarder, my wife bought me some weird light (AUKEY) I keep it red, gaming headset chair all black with red, I even have a mana potion light...... set to red.

My point is when i saw the Meshify C i fell completlly in love with it i knew thanks to it having that sexy pitch black tint that a mobo w/ lots of cough red, would look killer at static piercing through the dark.

When it's all said and done, I'm naming it Sith. Thanks for your help again :)

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea I know about the board but my setup is all black w/ red highlight.

Here we go:

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157789&cm_re=ASRock_Z370_Extreme4-_-13-157-789-_-Product

That's a Black-White board and you can customize the colors.

https://www.asrock.com/MB/Intel/Z370%20Extreme4/index.asp

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea I saw this one, its a bit less color but, also I have 2 or 3 more pay checks till I buy but if I can get a deal like this then I may do it instead of the auros. TY

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Intel CPUs don't care a whole lot about ram speed. With what you are doing, the difference in any everyday task or gaming between any 2 ram speeds is negligible. Get another 8GB...or not, 8GB is typically enough.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, just curious though (for my own knowledge) what are the tasks that benefit from very fast ram speeds, steaming? Thanks.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Got it.

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