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16 GB (2 x 8 GB) Corsair Dominator Platinum 288-Pin DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000) CL15 1.35V Desktop Memory Kit (CMD16GX4M2B3000C15) [newegg.com]
Sale Price: $99.99 + Free Shipping

This will be in Flash Neweggs deal in 9:00 PT.

Edit: Goes on flash sale in New Eggs at 9:00 PT at 7/1/2016
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Hmm... Do I spend $55 to get the bare minimum for what I need, or do I spend over $100 more to reap the benefits of dual channel and have the luxury of 133% as fast memory speed?

I have 16 GB of RAM on my laptop right now, and it's overkill to be honest. This is for my first PC build, so I figured I could get a single stick of 16 GB DDR4 memory now, and buy another stick for dual channel in the future once 16 GB of RAM isn't enough to cut it anymore.

For what it's worth, another slickdeals user pointed me to this article, http://www.anandtech.com/show/895...crucial/10, which says "For the most part, the base advice is: aim for DDR4-2400 CL15 or better." This single stick of 16 GB DDR4 RAM has a Cas Latency of 16, as opposed to the CL15 that the article recommends. But, it certainly meets the 2400 MHz speed requirement.

Thank you for posting this, TDMVP73. It seems like I've been looking for this specific type of RAM forever and now I've finally found it. I just don't know what RAM to get. According to this article, RAM speed might matter more in the future, and in systems where the GPU isn't the bottleneck, faster RAM speeds can actually increase the framerate in games like Fallout 4: http://wccftech.com/fallout-4-per...to-report/.
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Quote from hamirmahal View Post :
Hmm... Do I spend $55 to get the bare minimum for what I need, or do I spend over $100 more to reap the benefits of dual channel and have the luxury of 133% as fast memory speed?

I have 16 GB of RAM on my laptop right now, and it's overkill to be honest. This is for my first PC build, so I figured I could get a single stick of 16 GB DDR4 memory now, and buy another stick for dual channel in the future once 16 GB of RAM isn't enough to cut it anymore.

For what it's worth, another slickdeals user pointed me to this article, http://www.anandtech.com/show/895...crucial/10, which says "For the most part, the base advice is: aim for DDR4-2400 CL15 or better." This single stick of 16 GB DDR4 RAM has a Cas Latency of 16, as opposed to the CL15 that the article recommends. But, it certainly meets the 2400 MHz speed requirement.

Thank you for posting this, TDMVP73. It seems like I've been looking for this specific type of RAM forever and now I've finally found it. I just don't know what RAM to get. According to this article, RAM speed might matter more in the future, and in systems where the GPU isn't the bottleneck, faster RAM speeds can actually increase the framerate in games like Fallout 4: http://wccftech.com/fallout-4-per...to-report/.
Newegg doesn't carry very many options for 16 GB single modules of DDR4 2400.

In fact, there are only 5 options right now and one is sold out: HERE [newegg.com]

Kingston HyperX Fury Memory and G. Skill Aegis rarely go on sale, but you could luck out with a 10% off category-wide memory coupon that could make it cheaper if CL15 really means the world to you.

To be honest, I think you are going to end up going for 32 GB eventually anyways.... and there are more options for 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) Kits: HERE [newegg.com]

For instance, this kit [newegg.com] was recently $109.99 at Newegg a few weeks ago: Reference

That is CL14 which about as fast as you're going to get in this particular RAM type. Also, when you run memory dual-channel you want to match up memory timings and CAS latencies as best you can, which is why it's ideal to have 2 identical sticks. Of course, if your motherboard supports faster memory, you can always opt to future proof yourself a bit, depending on your budget... but I don't think you'll see significant gains in real-world usage. DDR4 3000 and higher is usually for gamers... which is why you don't see Dell, HP, etc. putting that in their systems.
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Quote from TDMVP73 View Post :
Newegg doesn't carry very many options for 16 GB single modules of DDR4 2400.

In fact, there are only 5 options right now and one is sold out: HERE [newegg.com]

Kingston HyperX Fury Memory and G. Skill Aegis rarely go on sale, but you could luck out with a 10% off category-wide memory coupon that could make it cheaper if CL15 really means the world to you.

To be honest, I think you are going to end up going for 32 GB eventually anyways.... and there are more options for 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) Kits: HERE [newegg.com]

For instance, this kit [newegg.com] was recently $109.99 at Newegg a few weeks ago: Reference

That is CL14 which about as fast as you're going to get in this particular RAM type. Also, when you run memory dual-channel you want to match up memory timings and CAS latencies as best you can, which is why it's ideal to have 2 identical sticks. Of course, if your motherboard supports faster memory, you can always opt to future proof yourself a bit, depending on your budget... but I don't think you'll see significant gains in real-world usage. DDR4 3000 and higher is usually for gamers... which is why you don't see Dell, HP, etc. putting that in their systems.
In that case, I think I'm going to pull the trigger on the 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4 Corsair Vengeance RAM. Apparently. the formula for latency in milliseconds is 2000 x (CL / Speed ) = Latency in nanoseconds (ns), which I pulled from here: http://www.anandtech.com/show/637...1464233959.

If I waited for the CL14 2400 MHz RAM to go on sale again, the latency would be 2000 x (14 / 2400) = 11.666666666666666666666666666667 ns. If I buy the 2 x 16 RAM that's on sale now, the latency would be 2000 x (16 / 3200) = 10 ns.

So, the current ram that's on sale is about 117% the performance of RAM that's CL14 but with 2400 MHz, in terms of latency.

I'm heavily leaning toward the 32 GB right now. The only variable will be what my dad says about the budget on this PC. (I'm still in college, so the money for the components comes from my parents.) I'm allowed to spend $500 on a display, which I've been planning on using for a 4K 3D 120 Hz+ screen, but I've heard that at that price the 4K will likely be low quality. If I'm allowed to divert the $100 I would've spent on the 32 GB RAM to the display, then I can get a display that's slightly better. If the $500 budget for the display is static, then there's no point in skimping out on higher-speed RAM (I'm building my first PC for gaming, I have laptops for school) and I might as well spend $165 for a performance module instead of $55 for the bare minimum.
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Wow, memory has gone down in price a lot lately!
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Can someone help me out? I am trying to build a desktop but don't really understand the CL and volt. I plan to buy this: ASRock Mini ITX DDR4 Motherboards FATAL1TY Z170 GAMING-ITX/AC

Channel High Definition Audio CODEC; Supports Premium Blu-ray Audio
Memory: Supports DDR4 4000+(OC)/3866(OC)/3600(OC)/3200(OC)/2933(OC)/2800(OC)/2400(OC)/2133 non-ECC, un-buffered memory

Which one would best fit me? I'm looking at the $50-70 ones.
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Can someone help me out? I am trying to build a desktop but don't really understand the CL and volt. I plan to buy this: ASRock Mini ITX DDR4 Motherboards FATAL1TY Z170 GAMING-ITX/AC

Channel High Definition Audio CODEC; Supports Premium Blu-ray Audio
Memory: Supports DDR4 4000+(OC)/3866(OC)/3600(OC)/3200(OC)/2933(OC)/2800(OC)/2400(OC)/2133 non-ECC, un-buffered memory

Which one would best fit me? I'm looking at the $50-70 ones.
Here's the link to that motherboard on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/ASRock-Mot...B014B3AYUM.

The Amazon description says that the maximum capacity for the motherboard is 32 GB. I would strongly recommend getting the single stick of 16 GB DDR4 RAM for $55. 16 GB will be plenty. Once the price of RAM drops substantially, you will probably need to upgrade your memory, and you can buy the exact same memory again at that time to gain the benefits of dual-channel.

To be honest, I don't know what the voltages mean, but I know CL stands for Cas Latency, and combined with the RAM speed, you can calculate the delay of the RAM in nanoseconds using the formula I pasted in my earlier post (2000 x (CL / Speed ) = Latency in nanoseconds (ns), which I pulled from http://www.anandtech.com/show/637...1464233959.) The latency in the RAM I'm recommending to you is 2000 * 16 / 2400 = 13.333333333333333333333333333333 ns, since it has CL16 and a 2400 MHz clock speed.. For most games, you won't need anything above CLI15 2400 MHz, which has a latency of 2000 * 15 / 2400 = 12.5 ns. This recommended RAM latency beats the latency of the 16 GB RAM module on sale right now, but it's up to you if you want to get it anyway. Personally, I don't think it'll make that much of a difference. The GPU you pick will almost definitely have a larger impact on your framerate while gaming than your RAM Cas Latency or clock speed.

Just remember to make sure that your motherboard is compatible with your RAM. You can search the motherboard on the manufacturer's website, and look up the list of compatible RAM that way, but what I use it pcpartpicker.com. Plug in your motherboard, then search for RAM. The website will only show the RAM that is compatible, and if the RAM that's on sale is on that list, it should be able to work fine without any problems (except you may need to update your bios one time, but you usually have to do that no matter what).

Please correct me if I'm mistaken about any of this. I'm working on my first PC build right now, but I've been researching for a long time. I still have to pick up RAM, a motherboard, a PSU, and a GPU (much later, after prices have dropped substantially) myself.
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Quote from hamirmahal View Post :
Here's the link to that motherboard on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/ASRock-Mot...B014B3AYUM.

The Amazon description says that the maximum capacity for the motherboard is 32 GB. I would strongly recommend getting the single stick of 16 GB DDR4 RAM for $55. 16 GB will be plenty. Once the price of RAM drops substantially, you will probably need to upgrade your memory, and you can buy the exact same memory again at that time to gain the benefits of dual-channel.

To be honest, I don't know what the voltages mean, but I know CL stands for Cas Latency, and combined with the RAM speed, you can calculate the delay of the RAM in nanoseconds using the formula I pasted in my earlier post (2000 x (CL / Speed ) = Latency in nanoseconds (ns), which I pulled from http://www.anandtech.com/show/637...1464233959.) The latency in the RAM I'm recommending to you is 2000 * 16 / 2400 = 13.333333333333333333333333333333 ns, since it has CL16 and a 2400 MHz clock speed.. For most games, you won't need anything above CLI15 2400 MHz, which has a latency of 2000 * 15 / 2400 = 12.5 ns. This recommended RAM latency beats the latency of the 16 GB RAM module on sale right now, but it's up to you if you want to get it anyway. Personally, I don't think it'll make that much of a difference. The GPU you pick will almost definitely have a larger impact on your framerate while gaming than your RAM Cas Latency or clock speed.

Just remember to make sure that your motherboard is compatible with your RAM. You can search the motherboard on the manufacturer's website, and look up the list of compatible RAM that way, but what I use it pcpartpicker.com. Plug in your motherboard, then search for RAM. The website will only show the RAM that is compatible, and if the RAM that's on sale is on that list, it should be able to work fine without any problems (except you may need to update your bios one time, but you usually have to do that no matter what).

Please correct me if I'm mistaken about any of this. I'm working on my first PC build right now, but I've been researching for a long time. I still have to pick up RAM, a motherboard, a PSU, and a GPU (much later, after prices have dropped substantially) myself.
Thanks for the explanation, it helps a lot. I heard it is always best to use two sticks of ram for dual channel. Would only one stick cause any problems?

Edit: actually I did some research myself, it seems that its always better to buy ram in pair since they are tested to work before being packed together. you are right that there is probably no problem with just one stick, and the single vs dual channel is barely noticeable performance boost. I'll probably just go for the 8x2, I doubt I will need more than that.
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Is it just me, but do the first few 16GB (2x8GB) links not work? I get a 404 error from Newegg.

Edit: I guess the links just don't work on the Slickdeals app
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Quote from hamirmahal View Post :
Hmm... Do I spend $55 to get the bare minimum for what I need, or do I spend over $100 more to reap the benefits of dual channel and have the luxury of 133% as fast memory speed?

I have 16 GB of RAM on my laptop right now, and it's overkill to be honest. This is for my first PC build, so I figured I could get a single stick of 16 GB DDR4 memory now, and buy another stick for dual channel in the future once 16 GB of RAM isn't enough to cut it anymore.
Honestly, a 2x8GB kit will probably last you the lifetime of the motherboard. Gamers have been fine with 8GB for how long? 5+ years now? Save your money where you can. Get a quality power supply and motherboard, check your needs before you do something dumb and buy an i7 for no reason and take your money saved and put it towards your GPU. Could be the difference between a gtx 1070 and a 1080.
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I just ordered the gskill 16gb ddr4 ram red version last night and it was 62.99. found out from this post that they have the silver version for 52.99.

Does anyone know if there's a difference between the two besides color? I checked the specs and they look the same and have same model number except for the last digit indicating color. Also, does anyone know if newegg would allow me to switch to silver version for the price savings after I had already ordered? The part hasn't shipped yet, but I think it's been charged.
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