Is DDR5200 an OK speed for 13900K build? Or consider 5600 or 6000?

eddie500

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I'm building a PC for my father, and it will be a 13900K with 64gb of memory. I already purchased the Aorus Master Z790 DDR5 motherboard.

He just wants a fast computer and doesn't game, he intends to do video editing, but I can't convince him that this system is overkill.

My question is, I was looking at purchasing 64GB of ddr5 memory and see that the best price/speed ratio seems to be:

Corsair Vengeance 5200 2x32GB for $279.

Do you think I should just buy this, or do you think getting 5600 memory for $339 is worth the extra price?

Corsair Vengeance 5600 2x32GB for $339

If I go for 6000, any 2x32GB is in the mid $400's.

What would you guys do here for 64GB of DDR5? Or would you buy some other DDR5 memory?

Again, I'm leaning on the 5200 for $279, unless you think that is too slow and worth it to go faster?

Thanks
 

rayz

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Sorry, I can't offer any guidance but I am interested to see any suggestions that the community offers.
 

pitingres

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Get the cheap stuff. A 4% memory speed difference probably translates to under 0.5% of system performance difference, if even that. You'd need a direly cache-busting program to see a real overall difference.
 

eddie500

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Sorry, I can't offer any guidance but I am interested to see any suggestions that the community offers.
I found a good youtube video from someone who goes into detail about buying ddr5 memory, I would watch this as its pretty good.

 
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pitingres

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Since I'm not interested in spending 51 minutes of my life listening to someone talking, anyone care to summarize?
 

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Since I'm not interested in spending 51 minutes of my life listening to someone talking, anyone care to summarize?
the last couple minutes is the summary; buy high speed hynix if you want the absolute best perf. which op isnt asking for.
 

Riev90

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Found this review from Puget:
https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/a...es_DDR5_RAM_Speed_Matter_for_Content_Creation

Going from DDR5 4000mhz to 4400/4800 will net only small improvement, so I guess if the price difference is still too high going from 5200 to 5600/6000, and your dad's specific use case is only for video editing, then going 5200 is probably enough.

Note: You just have to keep in mind that 5200 sticks are mostly micron chip, and they are pretty bad (most can't clock higher than 5600).
 

drutman

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I'm building a PC for my father, and it will be a 13900K with 64gb of memory. I already purchased the Aorus Master Z790 DDR5 motherboard.

He just wants a fast computer and doesn't game, he intends to do video editing, but I can't convince him that this system is overkill.

My question is, I was looking at purchasing 64GB of ddr5 memory and see that the best price/speed ratio seems to be:

Corsair Vengeance 5200 2x32GB for $279.

Do you think I should just buy this, or do you think getting 5600 memory for $339 is worth the extra price?

Corsair Vengeance 5600 2x32GB for $339

If I go for 6000, any 2x32GB is in the mid $400's.

What would you guys do here for 64GB of DDR5? Or would you buy some other DDR5 memory?

Again, I'm leaning on the 5200 for $279, unless you think that is too slow and worth it to go faster?

Thanks
Think about AMD 5950X CPU 16 cores for video editing
 

chameleoneel

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High DDR5 speeds don't seem to have much benefit for rendering and video work. I would get the 5200 and feel very good about that purchase.
 
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