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Mark617

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I am guessing for a strictly gaming build, the differences here are not going to be noticeable. But, you never know if you don't ask. So, I have narrowed it down to three kits (by narrowed it down, I mean I think these cover a good spread).

16GB 3600 CL18 @ $60
TEAMGROUP T-Force Vulcan Z DDR4 16GB Kit (2x8GB) 3200MHz (PC4-25600) CL16 Desktop Memory Module Ram (Gray) - TLZGD416G3200HC16CDC01

16GB 3200 CL16 @ $80
Crucial Ballistix 3200 MHz DDR4 DRAM Desktop Gaming Memory Kit 16GB (8GBx2) CL16 BL2K8G32C16U4B

16GB 3600 CL16 @ $83
G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Intel XMP 2.0 Desktop Memory Model F4-3600C16D-16GVKC

Running on an Intel 12400f, 3070 ti, MSI Pro B660M-A DDR4.

Should I just go with the TEAM 3600 CL18 (or something similar), or would it be advantageous, given my desired usage, to choose one of the other kits (or something else entirely), considering the 30+% increase in price?

Thank you.
 
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Tyerker

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Aug 2, 2012
The only difficulty I see is once you get up to $80, you get into the same price range as CL18 2x16GB kits.

Example: the 2x16GB TEAMGROUP Vulcan Z 3600 CL18 is $80

You certainly don't NEED 32GB for most games, but when the price difference is that small, it starts to make sense. And if you ever do decide to capture / stream, you'll have that extra memory headroom. Just a thought.