With the US Thanksgiving holiday right around the corner, sales and discounts have begun making it almost affordable to build a PC again after months of high prices. One component that has seen huge price increases over 2017 has been DRAM, with little respite over the months. We found some deals on DDR4 RAM this week, so if you are in the market for a new kit or an upgrade, this is good news. Additionally, if you are someone looking for a CPU to go with a new kit of RAM, consider checking out the recent AMD CPU sale article or the Best CPUs of 2017 article for more.
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) 3000 MHz - The Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB kit clocked at 3000 MHz is available on Amazon, at the time of writing, for $160, versus its usual list price of $220 (at time of writing). Alternatively, the exact same kit is on sale at Newegg for the same price through Saturday, November 25th. This kit has a black heatspreader, if color is important, and is timed at 15-17-17-35 for a CAS latency of CL15.
Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2x4GB) 3000 MHz ($90) - A similar and less expensive 8GB (2x4GB) kit of Corsair’s Vengeance LPX RAM is available for $90 through Friday, November 24th, versus its current list price of $120. This is the exact same as the kit above, only in 4GB sticks instead of 8GB.
G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 8GB (1x8GB) 2666 MHz ($70) - For those looking to spend a little less or have lesser RAM needs, it may be worth considering this G.Skill kit on sale at Newegg for $70 until Saturday, November 25th. This stick is timed at 15-15-15-35, CAS latency of 15 and has a red heatspreader.
G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2x8GB) 2800 MHz ($140) - G.SKILL seems to be a common theme in sales this week, another kit is on sale at Newegg through Saturday, this one being 16GB (2x8GB) for $140. These are slightly faster (200 MHz) than the single 8GB sticks above, and cost the same at 16GB, so it becomes a matter of what you are willing to spend. You also end up in dual-channel rather than single. The 16GB kit clocked at 2800 MHz is timed at 16-16-16-36 and CAS latency of 16.
G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2x16GB) 3200 MHz ($299) - If you are looking to go big and purchase a 32GB kit, Newegg has a considerable discount on one from G.SKILL and features an all black heatspreader. This kit is two individual 16GB sticks timed at 16-18-18-38 with CAS latency of 16. Those looking at doing heavy multitasking or workstation use with either AMD’s Threadripper or Intel’s X299 CPUs this is a kit worth looking at. This price lasts until Saturday, November 25th as well.
Be sure to stay tuned for more hardware sales over the next few weeks.
Editorial: Ryan Greenberg