I know I’ve already written about what parts I’ve going to get as a rebuild my computer in Building a Fast Computer Starts With These Parts. Even though the parts were all selected, the order hasn’t been placed yet. So like any good procrastinator, I’m wondering if there are ways I can make it even better. I’ll tell you about a new choice and provide a link to Amazon that pays me a small commission if you order using the link. No memory magically appeared for free.
My previous choice got me to 32 GB of RAM via four sticks of 8 GB DDR4 modules. Should I decide I want more RAM in the future, that means I could have to throw away the existing RAM to install bigger modules. So why not install bigger ones in the first place?
Getting memory sticks with a higher capacity does cost more. In order to get 32GB of memory, it will cost about $60 more. So the decision is not a no-brainer, I have to weigh the pros and cons of each. In the end, the ability to expand won out and I went with the Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 3466 Desktop Memory.
Actually the bandwidth is slightly lower on this choice as well. While that is a slight negative, I have checked and it has all the bandwidth that my selected processor (Intel Core i9-9900K) can use. The only way the lower bandwidth would come into play is if I did some serious overclocking and I’m not planning to do that.
One of the touted features is the built-in RGB LED lighting. Given that my case has no window, the lights won’t truly add anything. Even so, they still look pretty cool and don’t affect the performance at all. They are going to make a great addition to my refurbished computer!
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