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128GB of RAM for the ROG CROSSHAIR VIII EXTREME and 5950X, CL18 @ 4000Mhz?

Kitewinds
Level 7
I'm looking for a fast kit of 4x32 GB RAM sticks, and I have now spent the last two days reading about different options, limitations and what people have experienced with their kits.
Still, I have not been able to clearly verify what I should buy to get a stable, yet fast RAM-kit into my new system build (in the title).

Main candidates seems to be:
G.Skill Trident Z Neo DDR4 3600MHz 4x32GB - F4-3600C16Q-128GTZN
G.Skill Trident Z RGB DDR4 3600MHz 4x32GB - F4-4000C18Q-128GTZR
G.Skill Trident Z Royal Gold DDR4 3600MHz 4x32GB - F4-3600C16Q-128GTRG (or the silver version, whats the difference?)

And some say that this Corsair kit is better:
128GB Vengeance RGB RT DDR4 3600MHz 4x32GB CMN128GX4M4Z3600C18

Is there just me or is it very unclear what will work best?
Please help me sort these things out .

My current system is a i9-9900K on a GigaByte Designare Z390 board with two kits of Corsair Vengeance LPX Black DDR4 3600MHz 2x32GB - CMK64GX4M2D3600C18
I run FEM-simulations, some Solidworks CAD and Photoshop.
Main reason to the needed amount of RAM is that I regularly work with a set of multilayered tiff-files in Photoshop that is 86k x 43k. For the new system I have bought a set of 2TB 980 Pro's to use in four of the M.2 connectors, and one of these will l be dedicated to PS swap, one for windows and PS, and one for the files I currently work with.
My budget hindered me to go for a TreadRipper system, but this 5950X-path haven't been cheap either, "just" the RAM and eventually upgraded water-loops missing now 🙂
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DvLAx3l
Level 10
4 sticks of RAM @ 4000 is nearly impossible with daisy chain motherboard and AMD Ryzen
- CPU : AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D (SP97)
- Mobo : ASUS ROG Crosshair X670E Hero // Bios 2007 (AGESA FireRangePi 1.1.7.0 PatchA)
- GPU : AMD Radeon RX 6700XT (XFX SWFT 309) waiting for 7900XTX/RTX 4090 // Monitor : LG 27GR95QE-B OLED 240Hz
- RAM : 32GB (2*16GB) Corsair Dominator CMT32GX5M2X7800C36 Hynix A-Die @ 6400C28 GDM OFF @1.68V
- SSD : 1* Samsung 980 PRO 1Tb NVMe M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4 + 1* Samsung 870 EVO 2TB SATA + 1* Samsung 850 PRO 512GB SATA
- CPU cooler : Corsair H150i elite LCD (360mm)
- PSU : Corsair HX850i (OCP multi rail)

Then I should aim at one of the 3600-kits. Thanks .

Kitewinds wrote:
Then I should aim at one of the 3600-kits. Thanks .


The Kingston HyperX HX436C18FB3K4/128 set is QVL approved for Dark Hero. Should be a chance it'll work with the Extreme as well.

fcueto
Level 8
I have the same motherboard and 2 kits of G.Skill Ripjaws V F4-3600C16D-64GVK and it is working fine @DOCP

Just to report back;
This weekend I have finally been installing the mobo and i went for this kit: G.Skill Trident Z Neo DDR4 3600MHz 4x32GB - F4-3600C16Q-128GTZN
Worked perfect! I just had to activate DOCP as said here.

Also installed a EK monoblock, and I let one radiator sit on each sides of the graphics and CPU in the loop.
Super quiet and a real workhorse and gamestation!

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