Picking the right RAM for your Intel Core i9-9900K processor isn't as simple as buying the most affordable modules on the market. You'll need some speedy RAM sticks to go alongside this powerful CPU. To help you out, we've rounded up some of the best DDR4 RAM kits you should consider.
This 16GB kit from Corsair is a killer module pack for any PC that can handle the speeds. At 3,000MHz, you're looking at some severe performance that would allow the Intel Core i9-9900K processor to ramp up in benchmarks. It's also rather affordable.
If you wished the 16GB kit above from Corsair had RGB lighting, you'd want this alternative option instead. It's similar to our top pick in most ways, making it an affordable option if you want to add some light, as well as performance, to your PC build.
G.SKILL Trident Z Royal Gold 16GB kit (opens in new tab)
Light 'em up
This is one amazing-looking RAM module kit from G.SKILL. The Trident Z is a popular choice for those who have the extra budget to accommodate more premium-looking components. It's not all about looks, however.
Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB kit (opens in new tab)
And when 16GB just isn't enough — perhaps you want to run Chrome with 20 tabs open or do a little photo editing — you can rock this Corsair Vengeance LPX kit, which will take up just two slots on your motherboard, allowing you to bump it to 64GB at a later date.
If we were to recommend RAM ...
There are plenty of RAM kits out there, but not all of them are fast enough to keep up with the i9-9900K from Intel. If you partner this processor with some slow modules, you'll suffer from a sub-par performance in games and other software. If you go with our top pick, Corsair's Vengeance LPX 16GB kit, you'll be able to enjoy the available headroom.
If you have your eyes on more premium components, look no further than the G.SKILL Trident Z Royal kit. It's becoming more popular with system builders thanks to its seriously good looks and solid performance.
Rich Edmonds is 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 over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.
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