Hi again everyone,
Wow, I am pretty excited about my new build. It has come together pretty nicely. Today, I spent most of the day redoing all the cabling, making it as neat and tidy as my novice hands allowed. I am absolutely impressed with the Noctua NF-A15 HS-PWM chromax Black fans that I swapped into my Fractal Design Define 7 XL Case! Playing with the fan profiles, I can make the system unbelievably quiet, while it is still keeping temps under 62C (so far). I am now awaiting delivery of two more of them … one to throw onto the other side of the Noctua NH-U14S TR4-SP3 cooler, and the other to put onto the back of the case, swapping out the non-PWM Fractal fan that is still there.
I am also considering upping my RAM, but I would like some advice from the forum before I spend that money.
I have already populated my rig with 4 HyperX Fury 32GB 3200MHz DDR4 Ram CL16 DIMM Black sticks in one kit (which is on the QVL as kit #HX432C16FB3K4/128). I am considering getting another of those same kits, or possible only doing a 2-stick kit (#HX432C16FB3K2/64), which is also on the QVL. (Interestingly, the two-stick kit is less than half the price of the 4-stick kit … I guess it’s easier to certify that two sticks work together than 4?).
Anyway, I do NOT see an 8-stick (256GB) kit of these particular modules on the QVL. And I have seen online that it is a gamble to get RAM in multiple kits without possibly introducing problems with the build.
I would love to hear some advice from the group before I try this upgrade. What do you think my odds are that I would get a set that would play nice with the set I already have installed? Are there trade-offs to think about as well? Will I sacrifice some speed by going up to 256GB? Or by “only” going up to 192GB (6 sticks)? Will the extra RAM make the system run significantly hotter than it is now? Anything else?
Thank you to anyone who can give me some things to consider.