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Cyber Monday RAM deals will serve up hefty discounts on some of the best RAM for gaming in just a few short weeks. Plenty of eyes are already on the Black Friday RAM deals still to come, but Cyber Monday RAM deals can match and even beat the sale season kickoff, so it’s sure to be another good opportunity to upgrade your memory.
Given today’s games and processors, we suggest a minimum of 16GB of DDR4 RAM for most gaming and PC setups. That said, enthusiasts who want only the best gaming PCs, digital and video artists, or users who find themselves using memory-hungry devices and applications like one of the best capture cards may want to invest in a beefier 32GB setup. Thankfully, modern motherboards and RAM kits have made upgrading much simpler, and the Cyber Monday RAM deals can make it a lot cheaper, too.
As long as you don’t overpay, more RAM is pretty much always a good thing, especially if you’re looking to play on one of the best gaming monitors, and our PC experts and deal hawks will help you find the steepest discounts and most valuable memory this holiday season.
Where will the best Cyber Monday RAM deals be?
Amazon: Discounts are currently available on Crucial and Corsair RAM
Currys: Fewer RAM choices, but low prices on must-have makes
eBuyer: Lots of kits and individual RAM sticks for less
When will the Cyber Monday RAM deals start? Cyber Monday is taking place on November 29 this year, though it’s likely that the RAM deals will begin as early as the Saturday succeeding Black Friday, at least from what we’ve seen in recent years. As to when the offers will end, it’s difficult to say, but the best deals are almost definitely going to be on the day itself, with smaller discounts possible throughout the week afterwards.
Is it worth waiting until Cyber Monday to buy gaming RAM?If you happen to miss out on the Black Friday deals then Cyber Monday will offer better deals on gaming RAM models for a cheaper rate than what you will find on any given day. However, we recommend aiming to purchase your next dual channel kit (or single stick) on Friday or around the weekend period if you’ve got the option.
(Image credit: G.Skill)Cyber Monday RAM deals: what to expectCyber Monday RAM deals may not quite be as deep as what can be found on Black Friday, but there are still heavy offers available on some of the most must-have makes if previous years are any indication. A 16GB dual-channel Corsair Vengeance RAM kit, one of the most popular brands, was selling for $65 down from $115 in 2020 – a full $50 off. That was one of the highlights from last year, with $10-35 off the likes of Crucial Ballistix being much more representative of the discounts rolling out on the day.
Today’s best dealsOur price comparison technology works around the clock to bring you the best RAM deals this side of Cyber Monday.
In terms of what to look out for during the Cyber Monday RAM deals, our number one pick for the best RAM for gaming is the G.Skill Trident Z Neo for its AMD Ryzen optimized speeds making for outstanding gaming performance. However, it may not be the best for other intensive tasks, such as video editing.
If you’re after stellar price-to-performance RAM regardless of chipset manufacturer, then the Patriot Viper Steel kits are some of the most affordable DDR4 models on the market from a trusted brand. However, if you’re after blisteringly fast speeds in a dual-channel configuration, then the Crucial Ballistix Max RGB (clocked at 4400 MHz) is likely to be your go-to, especially if you’re running an RTX 3080 or above. In those instances, however, we recommend a minimum of 32GB for optimum performance.
Today’s best RAM dealsWant more out of PC Gaming? Take the pre-built or portable route with some Cyber Monday Gaming PC deals and Cyber Monday laptop deals.
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