The Intel Core i5-9600K is a solid mid-tier processor that lets you enjoy all the latest games and get productive with video editors, but you need some decent RAM or else you'll bottleneck your system. We've rounded up some great module kits that pair well with the i5 CPU.
You probably don't need this kit from G.SKILL, but it would be neat to own one for installation inside your PC case. If you're tired of the usual boring RAM module design, this 16GB has a unique look with some RGBs for a unique finish. It's also fast at 3,200MHz.
High Capacity RAM
The difference between RAM running at 3,000MHz and 3,200MHz isn't huge, which is why we're recommending this 32GB kit from Corsair that's similar to our top pick, aside from the speed. Honestly, there's not much between them, but this one comes rocking double the capacity.
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If you're thinking of picking yourself up an Intel Core i5-9600K, you're going to need two important things: a motherboard and compatible RAM. If you want a no thrills experience that works, the Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB Kit is fast, affordable and compatible. Generally speaking, you want to invest in a kit that offers considerably high speeds, low latency, and good value. This is one of them.
When you're ready to take your RAM to the next level, there are some fine-looking kits available like the G.SKILL TridentZ kit. It's popular with system builders due to the design and inclusion of RGB LEDs.
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.