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.
Over the last couple of years, thanks in large part to things outside all of our control, RAM prices skyrocketed and fluctuated a lot. These days, though, the prices are normalizing and deals can be found once again. Of course, the release of the new generation DDR5 SDRAM in 2020 means good things for deals, too. DDR4 was around for a long time and is still perfectly viable, but as the latest version is adopted more and more the previous generation will drop in price.
Whether you're looking for the newest tech or just want to upgrade an older machine, we've got all the best deals right here.
Best DDR4 RAM deals:
Silicon Power 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200
$75 $59.97 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
You get timing of 16-18-18-38 and a voltage of 1.35V. The RAM includes a heatsink mechanism and supports Intel XMP for easy overclocking. This is also historically the lowest price we've ever seen.
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200
$70 $59.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This memory kit is optimized for both Intel and AMD motherboards and includes plenty of headroom for overclocking. Plus it has a low profile so it can fit in small form factor computers. Supports Intel XMP 2.0 for easy installation and setup, too.
G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3600
$75 $73.99 at Newegg (opens in new tab)
The timing for this memory includes 16-19-19-39 with a voltage of 1.35V. G.Skill makes a lot of great budget memory kits, so at this price you should be able to make these work for you for a long time.
Team T-Force Delta 16GB (2x8GB) 3600MHz
$80 $69.99 at Newegg (opens in new tab)
If you're shopping on a budget, but you also want that white aesthetic then this is a great option for you. The RAM supports Intel XMP 2.0 for overclocking so you can get the most out of it.
G.Skill Trident Z Royal Series 32GB 3200MHz
$170 $142.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This memory kit peaked around $230 in 2021 and has been selling for an average closer to $170 the last few months. Today's drop is one of its lowest even when prices were normal. Plus, this is an outstanding kit that performs really well and is one of our favorites particularly for the aesthetics.
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4 3200
$175 $142.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
If you've got all four sockets on your motherboard available and want to get up to 32GB, then you can't go wrong with this kit from Corsair. These have room for overclocking and are optimized for both Intel and AMD motherboards. You'll even be able to use Corsair's iCue software to change the lighting.
TeamGroup Elite Plus 64GB (2x32GB) DDR4 3200
$225 $179.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Even discounted, this is an investment for RAM but the price is a great low compared to what it normally sells for. Plus it's a safe bet you haven't upgraded to 64GB yet, so maybe now is your time.
Best DDR5 RAM deals:
Corsair Vengeance 32GB (2x16GB) 4800MHz
$230 $159.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Very similar to other RAM on this list, this is the cheapest because it's the slowest, but that don't mean much when the speeds are already much faster than most DDR4 kits. The price is its lowest ever considering it was going for as much as $260 in May.
Corsair Vengeance 32GB (2x16GB) DDR5 5200
$200 $174.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
We saw this RAM drop to $180 for Prime Day, but it did bounce back up in price a bit afterwards. Right now it has actually beaten that price by a bit, which is great considering it was going for as much as $250 in May.
Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 32GB DDR5 5200
$290 $219.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
We actually shared a deal on this RAM during Prime Day when it had dropped to around $270 because that was pretty impressive compared to its regular price. This deal blows that one out of the water and is easily its lowest ever.
Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 32GB (2x16GB) DDR5 5600
$340 $269.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Great RAM for a build using a white aesthetic. This memory kit was selling for as much as $340 in late June, and it dropped to $315 for Prime Day. Now it's down to an all-new low price.
G.Skill Trident Z5 32GB (2x16GB) DDR5 6000
$340 $289.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This memory kit has been steadily dropping in price over the last several months. In February, it was going for as much as $470 with incremental drops since then. Last month, it hit a new low of $320. And today we're breaking records all over again. Will it go lower? Who knows, but I'd hate to see it jump back up before you grabbed it for yourself!
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.
J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now covers deals for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.
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