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.
Today’s best RAM deals
Best RAM deals under $65
Already spent a bunch of money on a Black Friday graphics card deal? These RAM options are discounted to cost less than $65 to help your wallet heal.
This dual-DIMM pack of DDR4-3200MHz RAM is quite stylized, with white finish, flared top, and built-in customizable RGB lighting.
If you’re looking for dual 8GB modules of DDR4-2666MHz RAM, PNY’s XLR8 is on sale. It has a black finish with a red accent, perfect if you’re not one for too much RGB.
Best SODIMM RAM deals
Need to upgrade the RAM in your laptop? Check out these SODIMM deals that will fit modern notebooks.
This SODIMM RAM from Crucial should work fine in your laptop just as long as its RAM isn’t soldered. This single stick of DDR4-2666MHz RAM is reliable and on sale for a great price.
If you need a little more memory for your laptop then this 16GB also from Crucial has a nice discount right now and you’ll definitely feel the benefits of having 16GB over anything less.
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.
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This post was written by Cale Hunt and was first posted to WindowsCentral
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