Gaming PCs are hungry for RAM these days. If you’re still using 8GB of RAM, you might want to consider at least doubling that and buying a new set of DDR4 RAM. Right now, you can get memory for close to Black Friday prices. a 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX For example, the set is down from its usual $75.99 to $62.99.
What you want to look for in RAM depends to some extent on the processor you’re running. The 3200MHz package is for the latest Intel processors, like our current favorite, the i5 12600K. For AMD CPUs, you’ll need to bump that number up to something faster and look for something in the 3600MHz range.look at that Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro It’s currently 15% off (just $2 more than the latest lowest price).
For basic PC gaming, 16GB of RAM is still fine. Going for more could make swapping between apps easier and power other programs like video editors. Currently the best fit for this need is 32GB Crucial Ballistix 3200 MHz Memory Kit, $54 off at Newegg.
If you want to see the price of DDR5 RAM drop, you’ll have to wait a little longer. DDR5 is still new, and its impact on gaming doesn’t seem like enough to warrant upgrading your motherboard and trying to find some sticks.If you’ve managed to get a decent GPU and CPU, this might be a way to future proof yourself, but at the moment, at nearly $500 for 32GB, it’s ridiculous to spend on RAM
If you want to go all out with DDR4 RAM, your best bet is to go for it Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 64GB Kit. With Newegg’s promo code, this set is more affordable than usual, but we still don’t recommend it for gaming only. If you need a bunch of RAM for something else, it might be worth the money.