Max Freeman-Mills, Contributing Editor
- Updated 8 December 2021 –
– Discover the best RAM you can buy today We explain how to choose the right RAM for your PC
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(Pocket-lint) – Whether you’re looking to upgrade your current PC or start a new build from scratch, it’s important to find the right RAM for your rig.
Fortunately, random-access memory is one of the smallest and least expensive parts of a setup-and possibly the easiest component to install.
However, as with any PC part you invest in, you should choose the best RAM for your needs, system and budget. Here’s where this guide can help.
We’ve tested some of the best RAM options on the market to make comparison and decision making a little easier.
As you probably already know, RAM comes in all sorts with different speeds and capacities available to your. That’s why we’ve used all kinds of RAM in various PC builds over the years, including budget compact machines , midrange and extreme gaming PC builds .
Below is our roundup of the best RAM we’ve tried, and the products we’d recommend.
What is the best RAM? We currently recommend the Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB DDR4 3600MHz as our top choice. Other options that we think are worth checking out include Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO 32GB, HyperX Fury , G.Skill Trident Z RGB and Crucial Ballistix 16GB .
Our top picks: Best RAM
Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 32GB
- Great looking RAM with decent but customizable RGB
- Fast and reliable design
- Not a cheap option
Corsair’s Dominator Platinum RAM is chunky, gorgeous and super, super fast.
This is not only a great looking RAM, but also a high quality memory that won’t let you down.
Dominator Platinum RGB RAM is available in a variety of speeds and sizes. We have 3.600 MHz used in one of our recent PC builds and this, combined with four sticks totaling 32GB, helped us find a good balance between speed and size to get the job done with games, video editing and more.
This RAM also features subtle and customizable RGB lighting that can be controlled via Corsair’s iCUE software. From the same software you can also monitor temperatures to make sure everything is okay. All in all, this is a great addition to your setup.