AdviceShould I add this RAM or is it useless?
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My current build is -

2070 super
b460m pro vdh wifi board
i7 10700F
16 gb of xpg gammix d10 (i've never heard of this brand)
500gb ssd & 1tb hdd

I want to upgrade the ram to at least a better brand, but preferably 32 gb.

I also plan on putting 2 2tb SSD's in it as well.

Here are my questions -

What brand of ram should I be looking into, and is 32gb going to be a waste for this build?
Is putting 2 ssd's in this build fine?
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With a system like this I don't see 32gb being a waste honestly Corsair is amazing and very affordable and I think 2 SSD's is overkill I like the idea of one smaller SSD for operation system and or programs and then another for those big games did need the extra boost!

RAM Link

https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/Memory/Vengeance-PRO-RGB-Black/p/CMW32GX4M2C3200C16

Popular SSD

https://www.samsung.com/us/computing/memory-storage/solid-state-drives/980-pro-pcie-4-0-nvme-ssd-2tb-mz-v8p2t0b-am/
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Best way to find out is to open task manager or some sort of logging progam like HW Info and monitor your RAM usage. That'll tell you if you need more RAM. It's mad how not even 5 years ago, we were telling people to stick with 8 then 16 and now, I'm finding myself saying 32GB is a good ground to be at. If you're running any type of new game, whack 32 in there.

In terms of SSD's, you can have as many as you like. Just make sure you have enough M.2 slots if you're going stick route or ignore if you're going SATA cable route.
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Adam wrote It's mad how not even 5 years ago, we were telling people to stick with 8 then 16 and now, I'm finding myself saying 32GB is a good ground to be at.

I remember 16GB in my 4790k system being 'overkill' lmao, that doesn't even feel like that long ago! If I was building a new system now, no way I'd have as little as 16GB

OP - ADATA is a perfectly fine brand. They don't make the RAM anyway, they just make the heat spreaders. Micron, SK.Hynix, and Samsung are pretty much the only 3 companies that are actually making RAM chips, so it will be one of those 3 making the RAM for ADATA.
I wouldn't buy a whole new 32GB kit if you could just add an extra 16GB and save yourself some money. Almost definitely worth going for 32GB though, if you have the extra money and nothing else in your system worth upgrading first.
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