If you haven't upgraded your RAM in a while, you might want to think about it. RAM is one of the simplest things to upgrade on your PC that leads to one of the largest steps up in performance. With better, faster, and more RAM you can do so many more things on your PC. It is the key to multi-tasking with multiple programs or loads of browser tabs or whatever. The more you do on your computer, the more RAM you need.
The year 2021 has been rough for RAM so far. Most RAM jumped in price at the beginning of the year, and I'd be lying if I said things were back to normal yet. That being said, we have noticed a few returning to pre-2021 prices. While they might not be down to the lowest prices we've ever seen, it's definitely a relief to see them drop at all.
Best RAM Deals
- : Patriot Viper 4 16GB DDR4 RAM | $11 off
- : Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4 RAM | $11 off
- : Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16GB DDR4 RAM | $22 off
- : TeamGroup T-Force Dark Z 2x16GB 3600 DDR4 RAM | $17 off
- : Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 2x16GB DDR4 3200 RAM | $48 off
Patriot Viper 4 16GB DDR4 RAM | $11 off
Like most RAM, the Patriot Viper 4 was going for a much lower price on average if you go back a year or so. That being said, today's price is the best we have seen since last year. It's definitely a step in the right direction. You'll get two 8GB modules at a speed of 3,000 MHz. This is our pick for RAM for a Ryzen 7 3700X CPU and works with a lot of other possibilities as well.
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4 RAM | $11 off
The kit comes with two 8GB modules for the 16GB total, which is plenty for most people. The RAM runs at a speed of 3,200 MHz. It'll work great with Windows 10 or Windows 11 PCs and is our top pick for a lot of processors. While a 2020 deal might have seen it go as low as $58, today's price is at least the best we have seen since January.
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16GB DDR4 RAM | $22 off
If you're looking to add RGB lighting to your build, you can go with this 2x8GB memory kit. It's just as good as the LPX above, but it adds some speed and some lighting. This is the best price we've seen since January, and the RAM has been peaking around $120 since then.
TeamGroup T-Force Dark Z 2x16GB 3600 DDR4 RAM | $17 off
This RAM has excellent multi-tasking capabilities and runs at 3600MHz. Has an armor-like design for protection with an alluminum heat sink for high performance. Supports XMP 2.0 and comes with a lifetime warranty.
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 2x16GB DDR4 3200 RAM | $48 off
Optimized for the latest Intel and AMD motherboards that support DDR4 for the fastest response times and maximum bandwidth. Includes dynamic multiple zone RGB lighting with 10 ultra-bright RGB LEDs in each module.
Use Corsair's iCue software for the 10 ultra-bright RGB LEDs on each module. Get the highest signal quality possible thans to the custom performance PCB. Optimized to work with both Intel and AMD DDR4 motherboards, you get maximum bandwidth and tight response times.
Spotting RAM Deals
RAM is hard to track as far as finding the best value from every iteration. There are just so many brands and so many capacities and so many different speeds to keep track of. The best way to to decide what RAM works for you is just to decide how much of a capacity you need and then how much money you want to spend. Amazon, Best Buy, and Newegg are the top online retailers for the best RAM deals, but you might be able to find some solid discounts at local computer stores, too. Check out the Windows Central Ultimate RAM buyer's guide for more information on making the best decision.
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