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Old 05-11-2017, 10:22 PM
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Default stick with these TridentZ's or get the new Dominator platinum Torque Special edition

So I am in the somewhat unexpected position where I ordered a new build on an office credit card, but I wasn't aware we just lowered the limit on that card and because of some larger purchases, this card declined part of my order for the new system build.

So no biggie, checks going out and I will re order in a few days, but then I got this email from Corsair about this hella fanboy looking Dominator platinum DDR4 special edition 3300 and it looks like and the 32Gb isn't really any more expensive than the trident Zs I had in the cart. It also appears the latency timings are a little less on the new corsair product.

I'd like to future proof my build by buying the 16GB sticks for a total of 32 for what was only slightly more expensive than my tridentZ's from the cart, but am I better off not future proofing at first? Ie is there a quad channel benefit to having more sticks or are you usually always better off going with the larger footprint on each stick?

I was building the system below, and these two items went through (3rd party sellers):

Corsair Obsidian Series 750D Airflow CC-9011078-WW Black Brushed Aluminum and Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
CPU fan Quiet Cooler Heatsink for Intel Socket 95W LGA775 LGA1150 LGA1151 LGA1155 LGA115 AMD

and these were part of the declined payment:
ASRock Fatal1ty X99 Professional Gaming i7 LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 ATX Motherboards - Intel

CORSAIR HXi Series HX850i 850W 80 PLUS PLATINUM Haswell Ready Full Modular ATX12V & EPS12V SLI and Crossfire Ready Power Supply with C-Link Monitoring and Control

1 x CORSAIR HXi Series HX850i 850W 80 PLUS PLATINUM Haswell Ready Full Modular ATX12V & EPS12V SLI and Crossfire ...

Intel Core i7-7700K Kaby Lake Quad-Core 4.2 GHz LGA 1151 91W BX80677I77700K Desktop Processor

SAMSUNG 960 PRO M.2 2TB NVMe PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V6P2T0BW I'm REAL excited about this one...

G.SKILL TridentZ Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3300 (PC4 26400) Desktop Memory Model F4-3300C16Q-32GTZKW

Seagate BarraCuda Pro ST8000DM005 8TB 7200 RPM 256MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

Office is 'sending me home' with my current machine which is a GTX 960s and a 3.6Ghz quad core and 32 gb ddr3 and a couple ssds and an 8 TB HD, but based on my work needs and because I game at home, I thought I would save them some dough, so I am going to give the new build the 960s and I bought from another source a 1080Ti Fe from ASUS for my gaming box.

Basically my question is, do I take advantage of the declined order and instead of getting the trident Z ram get the new dominator platinum and if I do, am I better off getting 2 x 16 gb sticks or 4 x 8 gb sticks?
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