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Ryzen 5 3600X
Ryzen 5 3600X (Image credit: Windows Central)

RAM can often be overlooked. Simply buy any kit that fits in the slots, and you're good, right? Wrong. The AMD Ryzen 7 3800X needs fast RAM. Sure, you could get away with slow modules, but you'd lose out on performance, which is why we rounded up these RAM kits for the CPU.

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB Kit (opens in new tab)

Ryzen RAM

This Vengeance LPX RAM kit from Corsair houses two 8GB modules clocked at 3000MHz, meaning they're perfect for pairing up with the Ryzen 7 3800X.

Patriot Memory VIPER 4 16GB Kit (opens in new tab)

Alternate Pick

Patriot makes some great RAM modules, too, and this kit will even save you a little compared to Corsair. It's a 16GB kit comprised of two 8GB 3000MHz sticks. You'll be ready for games and demanding apps with these puppies installed.

G.SKILL Trident Z Royal Gold 16GB Kit (opens in new tab)

RGB RAM

G.SKILL decided that RAM modules weren't particularly exciting components and threw on some silver or gold heat spreaders with plenty of RGB lights to boot. If you fancy a unique look, go with this Trident Z Royal Gold 16GB kit.

Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB Kit (opens in new tab)

Extended Capacity

16GB of RAM is recommended for most consumers, but if you find yourself running out of system memory, you'll need to look at adding additional capacity. This 32GB kit from Corsair is the same as our top 16GB listing but has double the amount of memory available.

If we were to make a suggestion...

It's difficult to mess up the RAM decision, especially if you choose one of our recommendations here. For the Ryzen 7 3800X, we'd recommend the 3000MHz Corsair's Vengeance LPX 16GB Kit (opens in new tab).

If you have a huge budget and want to kit your PC out with some fancy-looking RAM, G.SKILL TridentZ kits (opens in new tab) are great ways to customize rigs with stunning components.

Rich Edmonds is a word conjurer at Windows Central, covering everything related to Windows, gaming, and hardware. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a device chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.