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I'm looking for 32GB RAM recommendations for my Ryzen 9 3900X gaming PC build. I don't really understand all these RAM specs, I do know that RAM choices are especially important on Ryzen builds so the following RAM's listed below I've chosen from the Asus memory QVL for 3rd generation Ryzen processors for my Asus AM4 TUF Gaming X570-Plus (Wi-Fi) ATX. Link included below with my parts list. My primary use for this PC is gaming with the capability to stream from the same PC, as well as maybe recording gameplay footage with software on the same PC. I will do video editing on this PC.

1. G.SKILL Trident Z Royal Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Desktop Memory Model F4-3600C18D-32GTRS

DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800)
Timing 18-22-22-42
CAS Latency 18
Voltage 1.35V


2. G.SKILL Trident Z Royal Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Intel XMP 2.0 Desktop Memory Model F4-3600C16D-32GTRSC

DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800)
Timing 16-19-19-39
CAS Latency 16
Voltage 1.35V


3. CORSAIR Vengeance LPX (AMD Ryzen Ready) 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Desktop Memory Model CMK16GX4M2Z3600C18

DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800)
Timing 18-22-22-42
CAS Latency 18
Voltage 1.35V

Listed as AMD Ryzen Ready. These are 8GB so I would need to order 4.


4. CORSAIR Vengeance RGB Pro (AMD Ryzen Ready) 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Desktop Memory Model CMW16GX4M2Z3600C18

DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800)
Timing 18-22-22-42
CAS Latency 18
Voltage 1.35V

Listed as AMD Ryzen Ready. These are 8GB so I would need to order 4.



Every option here is within my budget of 300.00 USD while ordering the Scythe Fuma 2 with the RAM. I just don't know if any of these options are right for my build outside of being listed on the QVL.


Asus AM4 TUF Gaming X570-Plus Memory QVL list for 3rd Gen. AMD Ryzen:



My parts:

Cooler Master Mastercase H500 RGB Mesh Front Air Intake

ASUS AM4 TUF Gaming X570-Plus (Wi-Fi) ATX Motherboard with PCIe 4.0

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3rd Generation 12-core, 24 Thread, 3.8 GHz unlocked CPU

EVGA Super XC Ultra Gaming NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super 8GB GDDR6 PCIe 3.0 GPU

Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 1TB PCIe 4.0

Corsair RMX Series RM750x
 
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Don't do this -
These are 8GB so I would need to order 4.
sticks are sold in sets for a reason, they have been tested to work with each other. Individual sticks don't have that guarantee, the more you put together the more chances of errors. If you want 32gb buy a set of 32gb, don't buy 2 16gb sets and assume they all work together. Its a gamble, they might work fine or they might not, I prefer not to gamble. Especially since its a new PC, might as well start right

Of the models shown, number 2 is the fastest
CAS 16 Timing 16-19-19-39 is the best on that list
with the timings, smaller numbers are better

is the Royal series their ram with gold tops?? I see its one of the choices. Nothing to say about it.

Are they on the QVL?

With Ryzen it helps if you make sure the ram you choose works with the motherboard/CPU combo you pick.

If say you picked the G Skill ram I would go here and make sure it is listed as being tested with board - https://www.gskill.com/configurator

Corsair also have similar - https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/Memory/c/Cor_Products_Memory but they have pages for RGB and non rgb

Also, do you need 32gb of ram? that is coming from someone with 32gb of ram. Do you often run out with 16gb or do you play Star Citizen in which case the latest Samsung DDR 5 7000 512gb sticks might just be enough for that game (note, this is a joke, you can't get or run DDR 5 yet and the 512gb sticks will be for servers only. Non workstation motherboards only support max of 128gb right now).
 
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RAM

Don't do this -

sticks are sold in sets for a reason, they have been tested to work with each other. Individual sticks don't have that guarantee, the more you put together the more chances of errors. If you want 32gb buy a set of 32gb, don't buy 2 16gb sets and assume they all work together. Its a gamble, they might work fine or they might not, I prefer not to gamble. Especially since its a new PC, might as well start right

Of the models shown, number 2 is the fastest
CAS 16 Timing 16-19-19-39 is the best on that list
with the timings, smaller numbers are better

is the Royal series their ram with gold tops?? I see its one of the choices. Nothing to say about it.

Are they on the QVL?

With Ryzen it helps if you make sure the ram you choose works with the motherboard/CPU combo you pick.

If say you picked the G Skill ram I would go here and make sure it is listed as being tested with board - https://www.gskill.com/configurator

Corsair also have similar - https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/Memory/c/Cor_Products_Memory but they have pages for RGB and non rgb

Also, do you need 32gb of ram? that is coming from someone with 32gb of ram. Do you often run out with 16gb or do you play Star Citizen in which case the latest Samsung DDR 5 7000 512gb sticks might just be enough for that game (note, this is a joke, you can't get or run DDR 5 yet and the 512gb sticks will be for servers only. Non workstation motherboards only support max of 128gb right now).
Everyone of these is on my motherboard QVL!. If the number 2 is a good recommendation?, I'll order that one!.

I also just noticed that in the number 2 listing, it says it is Intel XMP 2.0. Would this be a problem with Ryzen 9 3900X since the memory is on my motherboards QVL?
 
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XMP works with AMD boards. Only some makers call it DOCP instead. Asus being one of them. It should work fine.

3600 is its XMP speed, all of the sticks you showed would run slower out of box until XMP or DOCP are enabled in bios.
 
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XMP works with AMD boards. Only some makers call it DOCP instead. Asus being one of them. It should work fine.

3600 is its XMP speed, all of the sticks you showed would run slower out of box until XMP or DOCP are enabled in bios.
Thanks Colif. Based on your advice to buy sticks in sets, I pulled these's kits from the QVL and found them on Newegg. If any of these's options are good for my needs, I'll order the kit today!.

Please note, while these's RAM kits are on my motherboard QVL, they are not on the Ryzen 3000 Series QVL. I don't know if this will be a problem?

1. CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 32GB (4 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Intel XMP 2.0 Desktop Memory Model CMK32GX4M4D3600C18

DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800)
Timing 18-22-22-42
CAS Latency 18
Voltage 1.35V

https://www.newegg.com/corsair-32gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820236537

This kit is currently in stock and can ship out today.

2. G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Desktop Memory Model F4-3600C16Q-32GVKC

DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800)
Timing 16-19-19-39
CAS Latency 16
Voltage 1.35V

https://www.newegg.com/g-skill-32gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820232881

This kit is currently out of stock. I can backorder it if it is a better option.

3. G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Intel XMP 2.0 Desktop Memory Model F4-3600C19Q-32GTZRB

DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800)
Timing 19-20-20-40
CAS Latency 19
Voltage 1.35V

https://www.newegg.com/g-skill-32gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820232763

This kit is currently in stock. I can order it if it is the better option.
 
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if you don't care about RGB then 2 is best choice again

if you want RGB, number 1 is maybe slightly better than 3 but its pretty much even. Only place you notice difference would be benchmarks
 
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if you don't care about RGB then 2 is best choice again

if you want RGB, number 1 is maybe slightly better than 3 but its pretty much even. Only place you notice difference would be benchmarks
Thanks Colif, I just want something that's works lol. While these's kits are on my motherboards QVL, they are not on the Ryzen 3000 Series QVL. Should this be a concern?
 
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have G Skill tested them with the board/cpu?

if so, they should be okay. If not, you should find some they have tested
I found this set of RAM which is on both my CPU QVL and my motherboard QVL. The G.SKILL Trident Z Neo (For AMD Ryzen) Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 288-Pin RGB DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Desktop Memory Model F4-3600C16Q-32GTZNC.

Timing 16-19-19-39

CAS Latency 16

The RAM kit with the Scythe Fuma 2 air cooler is within my budget.
 
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