AMD High-End Gaming PC Build Guide: Spring 2020 Edition

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AMD High-End Gaming PC Build: RAM

While all of the components we are selecting here today are what we would go with, and priced from vendors we trust, it is always a good idea to shop around as deals on these, or other good options, pop up from other reliable vendors all the time. With that said, let’s dive right into the next order of business.



G.SKILL Trident Z Royal Series RAM

G.SKILL Trident Z Royal Series 64GB (F4-3200C14Q-64GTRG) $649.99

60 FPS

  • Good Speed
  • Good CAS Latency/Timings
  • Samsung B-Die

30 FPS

  • Not Specifically On Vendor Qualified Hardware List For Our Motherboard
  • Not The Fastest Stock Clocks
  • A Bit Blingy

RAM Alternate

G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series RAM

G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 64GB (F4-3000C14Q-64GVK) $382.99

60 FPS

  • Good Balance Of Speed And Price
  • Similar Timings To Other Kit
  • Samsung B-Die
  • No RGB

30 FPS

  • Not Quite As Overclocking Friendly As Other Options
  • Slower Default Than Other Options
  • No RGB
  • Not On Vendor Qualified Hardware List For Our Motherboard

Back in the bad old days, RAM compatibility was a nightmare. Then, for a while, things smoothed out a good bit (unless you had a DFI board). With the advent of AMD’s Ryzen series of chips, compatibility didn’t become so much of an issue, as a preference. Samsung B-die chips proved to be the go-to option. Today, our pick for memory reflects that.

Much as was the case with other builds, we start today off with a selection from G.Skill with the G.Skill Trident Z Royal Series 64GB (F4-3200C14Q-64GTRG). This particular set is widely reported as having Samsung B-die chips and provides you with excellent performance. The speeds seen here are very good and the timings are excellent. Plus, as a four-module set we can configure these to get the most out of the TRX40 chipset at stock speed/configuration and there is still overclocking potential to be pulled from these modules on top of that. Thus, the G.SKILL Trident Z Royal Series 64GB (F4-3200C14Q-64GTRG) is an ideal pairing with either of our Threadripper processors. That said, the one drawback might be that it is not currently on our motherboards Qualified List but that should not be an issue, in reality, these days.

If you are looking to save a bit, and you are willing to play around with some settings, then stepping back to the G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 64GB (F4-3000C14Q-64GVK) will save you a few dollars, but it will still give you excellent performance. The timings here are similar to the other G.Skill kit above, but speeds are a little off, and overclocking these seems to be a bit less fruitful. This set is also made up of four modules so you will still be able to get the most out of the TRX40 chipset at stock. On top of that, if you aren’t into the whole RGB thing then this selection tones that down as well.

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