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New PC for P3D - 9900k - RAM question

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Hi,

I am P3Dv4 player. I fly both, GA and big airliners (including PMDG777). I have most of the ORBX addons (all global and regions addons + TE Netherlands), a lot of payware big airports and recently I fly a lot in VR using Oculus rift (with PMDG777 too).

My current PC is used to fly and to normal work. I noticed that one yer later after fresh OS install P#D on my PC slows down significantly. I think that is caused by additional software which I use to normal work. That is why I am planning to buy a new PC which will be dedicated only to P3D. The old one will be used for normal work and to run weather engine for P3D on LAN.

I have been reading topics related to the hardware for the last several months and finally, I hope that I have decision 🙂 but I need some advise.

My current PC is: 4790K, ASUS Z87 PLUS. cheap 16GB RAM, ASUS 1080Ti 11GB,  SATA SAMSUNG 128GB SSD for OS, SATA SAMSUNG 1TB SSD for P3D, Thermalright HR-02 - Macho Rev. B

At the beginning I planned to buy i9-7940X as I read in one of threads on this website that size of cache memory matters a lot. Then 9700k and 9900k were developed and based on Rob Ainscough's thread I decided to build my new PC based on 9900K. So this is my new planned setup:

- i9-9900K,

- ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula,

- SSD Samsung 970 PRO 512GB PCIe x4 NVMe for OS Win 10,

- SSD Samsung 970 EVO 2TB PCIe x4 NVMe for P3D v4,

- ASUS 1080Ti 11GB - at the beginning from old PC then in the next year I will replace it with RTX2080Ti

- NZXT KRAKEN X62 V2,

- RAM 32GB???

- power suply???

Now, I have problem which RAM I should buy.

I was looking for RAM which Rob used in his last PC: G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 4400 (PC4 35200) but it was only 16GB and I would like to put in my PC 32GB. However G.Skill Trident Z RGB, DDR4, 32 GB,CL18 is only 4000MHz,

So, now I am not sure what to do. I think that I need more than 16Gb taking into account all ORBX products and upcoming US west coast in True Earth version + that I am using Oculus a lot. Currently 16GB should be enough but I want keep this new PC for next 5 years.

What, in your opinion, will be the loss in performance going down with RAM from 4400MHz to 4000MHz. If significant then what RAM would you recommend instead?

I have also two additional questions;

- what power supply would you recommend?

- Do you have any suggestion regarding cooling device? Now I use air cooling but I am afraid that with 9900k which I want to overclock it might not be enough and Kraken looks as a good ratio between performance and price?

I am looking forward to any suggestions 🙂


best regards,

Grzegorz

 

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No need for faster mems then 4266 on the formula,  frist you néd a cpu with strong imc then bin 5-10 formula before you fine a combo that work at 4400mhz

4400mhz  is doable with 2slots mobo and binned cpu with strong  imc 

I run a good 4000mhz kit at 4266 c16 cr1 or 4133 c15 cr1, this kit performs bettet then my 4600mhz kit 

 

 

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More than 16GB will go unused for P3D, now and in the foreseeable future...I rarely see even 8GB in use with complex acft and scenery.  Also, a two-DIMM memory solution will generally overclock better and easier than four, and is easier on the IMC.

4000 MHz CAS 18 RAM is 9ns true latency, which is good but not cutting edge.  True latency is CAS level x 2000 divided by the frequency in MHz.  10ns is average consumer-grade RAM, 9ns is good, 8ns is cutting edge right now.

A 850W or larger supply is what I'd shoot for with an overclocked i9 as long as you stick with only one GPU.

I don't think any of the AIO water coolers is going to perform much better than a top-end air cooler like the Noctua NH-D15...to improve on that I'd recommend a good custom water loop with 400+ sq cm of radiator surface dedicated to the CPU.  A 9900K at 5GHz+ is going to press the limits of the better off-the-shelf cooling solutions.

Regards

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1 hour ago, w6kd said:

More than 16GB will go unused for P3D, now and in the foreseeable future...I rarely see even 8GB in use with complex acft and scenery.  Also, a two-DIMM memory solution will generally overclock better and easier than four, and is easier on the IMC.

4000 MHz CAS 18 RAM is 9ns true latency, which is good but not cutting edge.  True latency is CAS level x 2000 divided by the frequency in MHz.  10ns is average consumer-grade RAM, 9ns is good, 8ns is cutting edge right now.

A 850W or larger supply is what I'd shoot for with an overclocked i9 as long as you stick with only one GPU.

I don't think any of the AIO water coolers is going to perform much better than a top-end air cooler like the Noctua NH-D15...to improve on that I'd recommend a good custom water loop with 400+ sq cm of radiator surface dedicated to the CPU.  A 9900K at 5GHz+ is going to press the limits of the better off-the-shelf cooling solutions.

Regards

I disagree on mem amount for P3D.  I have run scenarios that have used up to 20Gb since v4.4...  It all depends on what you use a/c, scenery and settings wise I suppose.  My opinion, (for what its worth), is if youre shooting for a top end rig, get 32gb.... 

Im sure my 32gigs of 3200 cas14 mems fall way short of westmans and others, but I'm content with them  :)


Kevin Firth - i7-8700K @5.0; Asus Maximus X Hero; 32Gb Cas14 3200 DDR4; RTX2080Ti

Beta tester for: UK2000; JustFlight; VoxATC; FSReborn; //42

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1 hour ago, kevinfirth said:

I disagree on mem amount for P3D.  I have run scenarios that have used up to 20Gb since v4.4...  It all depends on what you use a/c, scenery and settings wise I suppose.  My opinion, (for what its worth), is if youre shooting for a top end rig, get 32gb....

Can you detail a scenario that results in that kind of RAM usage?  I'd like to try and re-create that here.

Regards

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Thank you all for prompt response.

To clarify some issues, most of the time I fly with almost all settings maxed out. I do not think that P3D will use 32GB RAM by itself. I am just afraid that P3D + OS + Oculus + additional software for P3D (like weather engine, recording software) will use more than 16GB.

So, if I understood correctly it looks that it is better to have 32GB with CAS14 at 3200MHz than CAS18 at 4000MHz:

14x2000/3200 = 8,75ns

18x2000/4000 = 9ns

Is it true? Or slightly bigger latency (9 instead of 8,75ns) and significantly faster clock is better?

What do you think about this RAM:

G.Skill Trident Z RGB, DDR4, 32 GB,4133MHz, CL17 (F4-4133C17Q-32GTZR)

https://www.gskill.com/en/product/f4-4133c17q-32gtzr

17x2000/4133 = 8,23ns

Regarding power supply, I am planning to have 2x RTS2080Ti next year. Do I need 1000W for this?

And last question. What custom loop cooling you would recommend (in reasonable price 🙂)? Reasonable price for me means good ratio between performance vs price.

Once again thanks for your help.

 

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The lower the true latency, the faster the CPU gets its data.  High frequency with high CAS latency is a marketing ploy to sell unremarkable RAM at remarkable prices.

8.23ns RAM is very fast

Nothing less than 1000W with an overclocked 8-core CPU and 2x 2080Ti GPUs, and 1200W wouldn't be out of the question, especially if there are multiple HDDs, lots of fans, water pump, or other high-current components in the build.

Custom water cooling is a whole different rabbit hole.  A custom loop will entail selection of a pump, radiator(s), fans, shrouds, reservoir, tubing, fittings, clamps, and water block(s) for the CPU and/or GPUs etc.  You're gonna need to do some research on all that.  Put on your black belt and do some Google-Fu!

Regards


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ATP Gulfstream II-III-IV-V

System: i9-10900K @ 5.2GHz on custom water loop, ASUS Maximus XII Hero, 32GB GSkill 3600MHz CAS15, eVGA 2080Ti XC Ultra, Samsung 55" JS8500 4K TV@30Hz, 5xSamsung SSD, eVGA 1KW PSU, 1Gbps internet

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4 hours ago, w6kd said:

Can you detail a scenario that results in that kind of RAM usage?  I'd like to try and re-create that here.

Regards

Complex a/c (ie Q400), Orbx TE-UK Sth, max sliders.  I'll try to record a flight with high mem use but not got a lot of time right now...

(I should have caveated my earlier post with a note that it wasnt normal, but was something I had noticed a few times as I flew with the Rivatuner overlay active to monitor system use.)

Edited by kevinfirth

Kevin Firth - i7-8700K @5.0; Asus Maximus X Hero; 32Gb Cas14 3200 DDR4; RTX2080Ti

Beta tester for: UK2000; JustFlight; VoxATC; FSReborn; //42

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7 hours ago, w6kd said:

 

I don't think any of the AIO water coolers is going to perform much better than a top-end air cooler like the Noctua NH-D15...to improve on that I'd recommend a good custom water loop with 400+ sq cm of radiator surface dedicated to the CPU.  A 9900K at 5GHz+ is going to press the limits of the better off-the-shelf cooling solutions.

Regards

The difference to aio 360 rad  and type customloop on  a I9 8core  is not much if any i seen sligtly higher temps with x299 7920x ät 5ghz.

Noctua is Good but not as good as customloop or a high end  AIO 

I have tested my 7920x,8700k ,9900k on customloop D5 560rad and aio 280 and 360 rad i have not see any difference in OC, but customloop have other benefits 

Thats the reason i run my 9900k with AIO 360rad in a fractal R6 chassi cheap and powerful and 5.4ghz 24/7 

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Thank you all for prompt response.

Unfortunatelly, my account on avsim dissapeared today suddenly and I had to create a new one.

I do appreciate all your advises and I have additional questions 🙂

One of the reasons why I am affraid that 16GB of RAM might not be enough is one of the Rob's posts:

 

"If anyone is interested, I've ordered another 16GB (same model 2X8) of G.Skill 4400Mhz RAM ... why you may ask.  Good question, I was actually able to make P3D V4.4 use more than 16GB of RAM, 16.3GB to be exact ... with the following:

Orbx NorCal
Orbx Vector
Default Maule
AS4 + REX SF3D 2048/4096 cloud textures
ChasePlane (clipping adjustments in camera.cfg to stop z-fighting)
UTLive
TEXTURE_SIZE_EXP=10  (PR hi res 1024 terrain adjustment)
OPAQUE_SHADOW_TEXTURE_SIZE=8192
TRANSLUCENT_SHADOW_TEXTURE_SIZE=2048
OPAQUE_SHADOW_DRAW_DISTANCE=8000
MAX_TEXTURE_REQUEST_DISTANCE=320000.0000
MaintainSystemCopyOfDeviceTextures=0
ENABLE_MEMORY_OPTIMIZATION=0

SCENERY_DRAW_DISTANCE=64000.000000 ... could have gone ot 128000.000000 which would have consumed more memory

All other graphics settings were maxed out.

When I started paging to my M.2 things got a little slow, so slow the audio even started to stutter.  Had I been using a more complex aircraft like PMDG or FSL I think I would have been well in 17GB RAM usage ... so the moral of this story, 32GB of RAM is in order if one is going to push the P3D V4.4 envelope beyond "normal" UI configurations.

Cheers, Rob."

That is why, most probably I will buy 32GB  but I wonder if number of RAM pices (2x16 or 4x8) makes a difference?

G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 4400 are marked by producer as 16GB category RAM.

Will system work correctly if I install 2 pairs of this memory? Will it work with same performance like with only one pair?

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Mem QVL is only that the MoBo can handle the XMP but you need a good cpu (very good IMC) when testing mems  they have a very good cpu not overclock it at all only the voltages to the IMC.

to get a stable OC at +5ghz and fast mems with a good cpu with avarge IMC on a 4 slot mobo for max performance and stabitility the memspeed  is 4000-4133mhz .

Rob run his 4400 kit with XMP timings at 4000mhz.

 

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I recently upgraded my memory.

I bought the same 4400 kit Rob used + a new cpu, in case I needed a stronger integrated memory controller.

Long story short: I got a nice memory upgrade but not with the memory kit but rather the new CPU. Yeah, my existing 3200 c14 kit totally blew away the 44000 kit ...the memory upgrade came from the new cpu not the memory kit. I returned the memory kit and kept the cpu.

 

While you probably don't have the resources to bin 5 mobo's, 5 ram kits and 5 cpu's like Westman, you might wanna try a 4400 kit vs a 3200 with two different cpu's ....return the losers.

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It not that easy to OC the mems with good results  , much more easy to OC the CPU, it need skills and hard work,

Funky have showed us here on Avsim whats possible good work man

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Again, thanks all for answers.

So, based on your answers, I started to think that I should focus on RAM with frequency not higher than 4000MHz because I am the beginner in terms of memory overclocking and most probably I will not be able to achieve good results.

As FunknNasty suggested, I have limited budget and RAM 3200/14 is much cheeper 🙂

As usual, I have additional question 🙂

I have read on some overclockers forum that if CPU and MOBO are only dual-chanel it is better to buy only 2 memory modules instead of 4 because it there is higher probability that 2 module setup will work better.

Based on your experience, can you confirm it?

 

 

 

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10 hours ago, westman said:

It not that easy to OC the mems with good results  , much more easy to OC the CPU, it need skills and hard work,

Funky have showed us here on Avsim whats possible good work man

Yeah man .... A big thanks to you for taking the time to contribute here at Avsim

Edited by FunknNasty

    ROG Maximus X Apex Z370 -- 8086 @ 5.3 / NB 5.0 -- GSkill  @ 4133 c17-17-32~Cr1 1.42v  -- EVGA 1080Ti 6393 -- ROG PG279Q 1440P 150hz -- Corsair H100i V2 --Samsung EVO 850(s) -- Windows7 Pro 64 --Corsair 750X

Ken C

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