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Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz CL16 XMP 2.0 Black $106.93 + Delivery (Free with Prime) @ Amazon US via AU

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This is my first post so apologies if I've done this wrong. I could see from the posting guidelines on what to do for duplicate posts less than 30 days old that have expired but wasn't so clear on what the etiquette was for recent deals that have had a price drop?

This is essentially the same deal posted by Xeal 15 days ago Link but the price has dropped from $115.85 to $106.93.

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Mods please delete this and update Xeal's original post with the new price if required.

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    gud deel

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    This is a fantastic deal, was disappointed when it went to $130.

    If you are considering this I would snatch it while it is at this price.

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    Wow, nice deal OP!

    Am I right in thinking that latency is more important than clock speed for Ryzen?

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      Its both to be honest. Ryzen is happy with the lowest true latency you can provide it with.
      For example a 3000Mhz CAS 15 has a true latency of 10 and so does a 3200MHZ CAS 16 kit. So at base speeds and timings they will perform similarly.

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      I believe its most important to match 1:1 with the internal clocks, then latency is more important after that.

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        Yup, this is once you get to Overclocking etc though. You need to ensure your FCLK=MCLK=UCLK. If you are using XMP profile as set by the RAM manufacturer then you dont need to worry about those, unless you have gone and changed those setting previously.

  • +1 vote

    woah thats cheap

  • +3 votes

    Read the amazon reviews first guys. Beware if you're buying this for a planned upgrade but haven't yet upgraded yet. Some bad reviews on fake products etc there.

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    Nice deal OP

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    Would this RAM play well with my current?
    G.Skill RipjawsV 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200Mhz C16/18 1.35V Black F4-3200C16D-16GVKB

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      dont mix

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      1. Do you really need more than 16GB?
      2. They won't be an issue running with that ram. Same speed and latency.
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        different die, not as good as running all the same kit

        and yes… u dont rly need more than 16

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          don't really need more than 16

          It entirely depends on your application. But if you're not already sure you need more than 16 (i.e., you know you have workloads, systems, etc. that require that much RAM), I would agree that you wouldn't. If you're only buying RAM "because I have slots so might as well" / "future-proofing" / similar, you probably don't need it.

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      Depends. Are you using XMP at the moment? If yes, are you able to get things to run properly if set manually?
      It's unclear how XMP will behave with 2 sets and I've had experience where BIOS XMP picked the more aggressive timings and voltage and caused problems.

      Also, if it is Ryzen, 4 DIMMs is generally the harder setup to get working. Most people are quite happy with 2 DIMMs setup. Also had a set of 2 DIMMs which run fine using XMP, but run really poorly with manual settings (won't work with the same settings as XMP if specified manually - don't understand why).

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    Got these back in July for $115, haven't had an issue with them. DOn't need more than 16Gb I currently have.

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    Good price, but to get the best potential for Ryzen 3 you need 3600MHz, so either of this one, or buy the 3600MHz

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    I bought this in the last batch but got stuffed by Amazon for delivery (even though I paid for express).
    Cancelled the order, bought from Shopping Express instead (more expensive but it's a 3 days order-to-delivery turnaround)

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    This or Crucial Ballistix?

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    As great a deal as this is I would avoid buying Corsair RAM where you can't return it easily. I've had a stick of this DOA. The salesman at Umart noted that they are constantly getting returns on Corsair RAM. That was about 1-2 years ago so not sure if their quality control has improved since then.

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      Amazon is good for returns. Not walk in store same day. But pretty damn good for online turnaround

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      I had a set of this start throwing issues around a year after I bought them, bought from Newegg (US). I had no issues contacting Corsair directly and arranging an RMA. 1-2 weeks return, paid, to Taiwan. Some people seem upset that you need to return both sticks in the set but it seems fair to me that you would.

  • +6 votes

    I purchased 2 sets of "CORSAIR VENGEANCELPX16GB (2x 8GB) DDR4 3600(PC4-28800) C18 1.35V "
    AUD 16.64 extra savings coupon applied at checkout. for $134.72 each from the same seller, back in July no problem.

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    Would this work with/suit my system? I only game 1080p/60fps.

    Ryzen 3 2300x
    Biostar A320MH
    Biostar RX 570 8GB VRAM

    It would replace my single stick of 8GB DDR4 RAM 2400

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        Will it increase performance for gaming drastically or minimally?

        I play PUBG, 2K20, Witcher3, assassins creed, but will also want to play cyberpunk when it comes out.

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          It'll be worth going dual channel, you'll have a noticeable increase in fps.

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          upgrade single to dual, you can achieve 18% fps increase on average
          upgrade dual to quad channel, you can achieve another 18% fps increase on average
          upgrade from 2400MHz to 3200MHz, you can achieve about 1% incrase
          upgrade from 16GB to 32GB, you can achieve 0.5% fps increase on average

          so if your budget is tight, buy 4GB X4 DDR4 2666 ~ 3200MHz, it will save you money and makes almost no difference compared to
          8GB X 4, and is faster than 16GB X2.

          98% game does not need more ram than 16GB

          Use 4GB X4, save your money from 8GB X4 into your GPU

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      note that your CPU limits how fast you can run this RAM.

      The 2300X supports up to 64 GiB of dual-channel DDR4-2933 memory.

      So basically you couldn't reach the stated 3200 speed, unless you upgrade the CPU later

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    Looking back, just over 2 years ago (2 June 2017) I bought my Vengeance LPX CMK16GX4M2B3000C15 kit. Paid $163.10 ($189 * 20% ebay discount). It overclocks to 3200 C16 easily on my B350 mobo.
    At that time it was already expensive due to DDR shortage but needed it for my new Ryzen build, and few months later it went north of $200.
    This is a good deal.

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      I paid $250 about 1.5 years ago. I am shocked at the price drop but again, i bought a Ryzen 2600 for $200 at the height of the Aussie dollar so i guess you get some lose some

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    Good price! I purchased the 3000 last year and cost me $190
    Cheapest for same ram in last ebay deal was $123, so $106 is pretty good price

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    Is this Crucial Ballistix better for slightly more and local stock? Just bought a ryzen 3600! https://www.umart.com.au/Ballistix-by-Crucial-16GB-Kit--8GBx...

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      It's marginally slower, but it has RGB. So it's up to you.

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      the umart one is 3000mhz CL16, while OP's is 3200 CL16, so latter is a tit bit faster.
      if you want to spend that much, might as well get 3600mhz to maximize infinity bandwidth for your zen2 proc:
      http://staticice.com.au/cgi-bin/search.cgi?q=ddr4+3600+16gb&...

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        He is counting on getting Micron Rev E memory chips on the Crucial Ballistix. If so, the overclockability is quite high and DDR4-3466 with no voltage bump is easily achieved. DDR4-3600 with voltage bump is generally achievable. You do have to mess around with timings though. There is also the RGB factor.

        This Corsair LPX kit is optimised for intel, which suggests a high chance of the standard Hynix RAM chips. If you don't want to mess around and just want cost effective RAM modules, you could consider the LPX kit. Frankly, unless you have RTX 2080 or 2080 Ti + proper gaming monitor, you won't be able to notice the difference.

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    upgrade single to dual, you can achieve 18% fps increase on average
    upgrade dual to quad channel, you can achieve another 18% fps increase on average
    upgrade from 2400MHz to 3200MHz, you can achieve about 1% incrase
    upgrade from 16GB to 32GB, you can achieve 0.5% fps increase on average

    so if your budget is tight, buy 4GB X4 DDR4 2666 ~ 3200MHz, it will save you money and makes almost no difference compared to
    8GB X 4, and is faster than 16GB X2.

    98% game does not need more ram than 16GB

    Use 4GB X4, save your money from 8GB X4 into your GPU

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      Most boards are only dual channel aren't they? Like they can have 4 slots but memory speed doesn't increase going from 2 to 4 sticks in that case.

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        Or maybe say it 4 slots vs 2 slots?
        I know using the 4 slots, the memory bandwidth would be doubled

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          I know using the 4 slots, the memory bandwidth would be doubled

          No, it won't. It's still dual channel. Quad channel requires server class setup and that type of setup is most certainly NOT for gaming. You cannot benefit that much from physical RAM when it comes to gaming. Honestly, GPU's VRAM plays a bigger role in gaming.

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      upgrade dual to quad channel, you can achieve another 18% fps increase on average

      Not true for current gen consumer level CPUs and motherboards. Dual channel support only.

      In fact, for AMD, it is far more risky going for 4 DIMMs. For example, even the Micron Rev E based DIMMs, they are much easier to overclock with 2 DIMMs. At 4 DIMMS, you pretty much must increase the Command Rate from 1T to 2T and that performance penalty needs a lot more frequency bump or timing reduction to make up (and there is no chance you get better timings for 4 DIMMs over 2 DIMMs). So, if you are going for AMD setup, try to stick with 2 DIMMs.

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        So its true for Intel?

        Good to know. So I guess I'll stay with 2 on AMD.

        People can check out this compare 2 slots vs 4 slots

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EM0g0Szg_U

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          Not true for Intel (nor AMD), unless all you care about is some memory benchmark app results. Quoting Gamer nexus' review:

          Finally, synthetic benchmarks can sometimes show 30%, even 80% differences between the different configurations… but real-world testing could be 3-5%.

  • +3 votes

    Nice, grabbed a pair for no reason whatsoever.

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    thanks OP! Bought. Can anyone recommend a good bang for buck 500gig SSD M.2 on Amazon? Wife has a Prime trial at the moment.

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    Perfect timing - thanks OP!

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    No Deal. Call me when 2 X 16 GB for $210

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    Is it recommended to mix and match ddr4 brands?

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      No, unless you know those memory DIMMs well and can manually set the memory timings to values needed for the inferior set/pair.
      The fact you mentioned brands only suggest it is not a good idea.

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    Any 2x16GBs this good? I’m looking for 32 GBs of ram but also leave 2 slots open for an upgrade down the track.

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    118 for me?

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    How much power does RGB use? Like 3 to 5 watts? So in theory non-RGB components should generate less heat and are easier to keep cool?

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    So I bought some of this from Scorptec when I was building my computer and ended up with some Samsung sticks. I got some more in the last deal for a total of 32gb and they are Hynix sticks. I've tried to overclock the ram and it won't even overclock slightly. Stuck at 3200mhz, was hoping to boost it to 3600mhz. Wont even overclock to 3400mhz.

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    Buyer beware, bought 2 sets. Had one set of 16GB that failed memtest86, other tests okay (so far)

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