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True, but only if ECC is necessary. In this case where he is mainly using the server for experiments and to try software, regular ram will do absolutely fine.

Here is a 128gb kit for under $600 dollars. https://www.newegg.com/corsair-128gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N8...

> only if ECC is necessary

If your workloads require 128GB of RAM then you probably want ECC. You'd be skimping in the wrong place.

This is kit of 8 sticks. Ryzen supports max of 4 dimms, so you need 32GB per stick.

> True, but only if ECC is necessary.

big "if" there really, and that makes it an apples-and-oranges comparison IMO.

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