The fast-moving nature of new hardware releases means upgrading your PC or laptop is an ongoing concern. Instead of paying full price, it's a great idea to wait for Black Friday PC part deals on processors, graphics cards, storage, and RAM.
All that other shiny new hardware isn't going to matter much if you're still using a single stick of slow memory, which is why we've sniffed out some of the best RAM deals ahead of Black Friday. Whether you're looking for SODIMM RAM for your laptop, high-performance RAM for productivity or gaming, or something that's absolutely dripping with RGB, you should find something you like.
Today's best RAM deals
Whether you're searching for some new RAM to upgrade your laptop, your office desktop, or your gaming tower with extra RGB accoutrements, these RAM deals are sure to save you some money. If you'd like to go even cheaper, carry on to the next section where all RAM is on sale for less than $75.
Corsair's Vengeance LPX is a proven option for performance gaming PCs. This kit includes two 16GB sticks for a total 32GB of DDR4-3600 RAM. There's no RGB, but the aluminum shroud dissipates heat well. Be sure to use code "BTDAYZ8223" at checkout to get an extra $10 off the sale price.
Corsair's Vengeance RGB Pro RAM is a great option for anyone who wants customizable lighting on every single part of their gaming PC. This kit has two 16GB sticks for 32GB total DDR4-3200 RAM. It looks great in any build, and it's optimized for AMD Ryzen systems. Use code "BTDAYZ8226" for an extra $10 off the deal price.
Best RAM deals under $75
Already spent a bunch of money on a Black Friday graphics card deal? Probably not due to stock shortages, but one can always dream. In any case, these RAM options are discounted to cost less than $75 to help your wallet heal.
Best SODIMM RAM deals
Need to upgrade the RAM in your laptop? No problem, as Black Friday doesn't discriminate on RAM types. Check out these SODIMM deals that will fit modern laptops.
Where to find the best Black Friday RAM deals
Black Friday sales on all types of RAM are expected to kick off sooner rather than later, and indeed you might be able to find some sales already underway. The stores listed below are generally stocked with RAM, and you can check them out for any deals ahead of Black Friday.
- Amazon: Performance, gaming RGB, and SODIMM RAM is all available (opens in new tab)
- Best Buy: Lots of sales already underway on high-performance RAM (opens in new tab)
- Newegg: A great resource for all things PC, including all types of RAM (opens in new tab)
- Walmart: Tons of RAM available, with lots already discounted ahead of Black Friday (opens in new tab)
When do Black Friday RAM deals begin?
Black Friday proper begins Nov. 26, but that doesn't mean you won't find a ton of deals ahead of the sales event. Many retailers will no doubt begin pushing deals at the start of the week — say Nov. 22 — and some have even already begun with Black Friday price guarantees.
If you do happen to find what seems like a good deal on RAM, be sure to verify whether or not it's guaranteed as a Black Friday price. Most retailers will display this prominently, either as a banner on a search page or next to the item in question.
Getting the best RAM deal for you
Like most PC components, buying memory doesn't mean you should rush out and buy the cheapest stick of RAM you can find. First, determine whether you need DIMM or SODIMM RAM; the former works with desktop PCs, while the latter works with laptop PCs. Next, you want to be sure you're getting enough speed (measured in MHz) and the proper latency for your system. Our ultimate RAM buyer's guide has way more information on this topic.
To get the best RAM deal for your specific needs, it's worth checking out something like CamelCamelCamel to see the pricing history for products at Amazon. That way, you can check if you're actually getting a good deal or if normal prices were raised just before Black Friday to get a better percentage off. RAM is already a competitive space, so don't expect huge discounts on single- or dual-module packs. Those are saved for the big bundles up to 128GB.
Be sure to check out our larger collection of the best Black Friday PC parts deals for way more savings.
Cale Hunt is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. He focuses mainly on laptop reviews, news, and accessory coverage. He's been reviewing laptops and accessories full time since 2016, with hundreds of reviews published for Windows Central. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and spends most of his time either tinkering with or writing about tech.
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