Black Friday RAM deals 2022: all the offers happening now

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Black Friday RAM deals available right now are offering some good discounts on popular and trusted brands like Corsair and Kingston. If PC upgrades have been on your mind, futureproofing your rig with some extra power and RAM might be just the thing you need, but there are plenty of RAM deals to look at so you can find what's right for you. 

Our best RAM for gaming list can help you do a little research on what we think is worth getting if you're not sure. Although you won't see anything on the list below that isn't both a good deal and a good option. 

Both DDR4 and DDR5 RAM are going cheap at the moment. DDR4 will always likely be the cheaper of the two, and probably best suited to older systems. DDR5 is faster, sure, but don't just target it because it's the newer thing. If you're system's a little older it might not really see any benefit from it, or even support it it   

If you're also thinking about some upgrades, maybe to make use of some new RAM, then we've also got our Black Friday CPU deals to check out as well. But if you're not much of a builder and just want to get a whole new system, then take a look at both our our Black Friday gaming PC deals and Black Friday laptop deals.

Early Black Friday RAM deals in the US

Corsair Vengeance Pro 32GB DDR4 RAM RGB | $122.99 (opens in new tab)

Corsair Vengeance Pro 32GB DDR4 RAM RGB | $122.99 $109.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
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Not a huge saving but these Corsair RAM modules (2x16GB) will certainly bolster your rig's power if you're in need of an upgrade. These versions come with all-important RGB lighting, but you can save more if you opt for the version without.

$128.99 (opens in new tab)

Kingston FURY Beast RGB 32GB Single Stick | $128.99 $99.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $29 - If you need a quick RAM top up with some RGB thrown in then thirty bucks off this Kingston 32GB stick will do the job. Stock is running low, so now is the time if you've had your eye on these modules.

$169.99 (opens in new tab)

G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32GB DDR4-3600MHz | $169.99 $159.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $10 - it isn't a huge saving, but for an AMD build, you can't get better RAM than this. We don't have any Amazon price data for this RAM, but what we can tell you is that $159 is competitive pricing for a lot of other online retailers, according to data we're seeing.

$269.99 (opens in new tab)

Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 32GB DDR5-5200 | $269.99 $174.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $95; lowest price ever - If you didn't believe that some of the top DDR5 models would be on sale, this is the proof. In fact, this is our top pick for a DDR5 RAM kit in 2022. One of our only gripes with it happens to be its high price, but this deal is the cheapest these RAM modules have ever been on Amazon. Don't let your eyes fool you - this is a great deal.

$113.88 (opens in new tab)

Gloway DDR4 RAM 2x16GB Aluminum White | $113.88 $83.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $29.89 - These stylish white DDR4 3200 MHz RAM sticks use that aluminum case to dissipate heat and help you overclock your rig. The exact discount from this deal has changed quite a bit over the last few days, and while it's not as good as it was, 32GB of RAM for under $90 is still a pretty good deal!

Early Black Friday RAM deals in the UK

£135.59 (opens in new tab)

Kingston Fury Beast 16 DDR5 | £135.59 £77.87 at Box (opens in new tab)
Save £57 - This is a solid DDR5 pick from Kingston, if you don't mind giving RGB lighting a miss. At the best of times, these are some of the most affordable DDR5 kits around, but in this deal you save almost £60.

£182.99 (opens in new tab)

Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 16GB DDR4 | £182.99 £103.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £79 - Our favourite DDR5 kit is currently on offer. We love the Corsair Dominator Platinum for its lovely design, and stellar performance. This isn't as futureproofed as the 32GB version, but you will get it cheaper, especially seeing as this is its lowest-ever price on Amazon.

£132.97 (opens in new tab)

Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB DDR4 | £132.97 £109.97 at Laptops Direct (opens in new tab)
Save £23 - If you'd like a little more bang for your buck, this 32GB DDR4 kit from Corsair will give you a little extra futureproofing. In this early Black Friday deal, you save £23, bringing you more memory at a more affordable price.

Kingston FURY Renegade 32GB DDR4 RAM | £203.19 (opens in new tab)

Kingston FURY Renegade 32GB DDR4 RAM | £203.19 £110.34 at Box (opens in new tab)
Save £92 -
At nearly half-price, these two 16GB RAM sticks from Kingston are a great pick to give your PC a bit of extra power. While they aren't DDR5 modules, 32GB of RAM is plenty running demanding games and software, so this'll be a worthwhile upgrade if it's in your price range.

Black Friday RAM deals FAQS

When will Black Friday RAM deals start?

Black Friday is taking place on November 25th. Although, keep in mind that in previous years, bigger online retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart, roll out tech offers in the week leading up to the event. This means that many of the deals could begin as early as the start of Thanksgiving week, and last throughout the weekend. 

Remember, also, that Cyber Monday will be happening on the 28th, and that'll bring a whole slew of deals with it as well.

Black Friday RAM deals: what to expect

Taking the Corsair Vengeance 32GB kit as an example, in previous years, the kit has been discounted to as low as $119 around the Black Friday period. That's a significant discount on the average going rate of $177 and the non-sale price of $192; a value that it holds consistently and often on Amazon (opens in new tab). At the same time, we're currently seeing the G.Skill Trident Z Neo at its lowest-ever price from the retailer, at $199.99, so it's highly likely that Black Friday could knock a few more dollars off its asking price, too. 

Things get more exciting when delving deeper into the more high-end options available from Amazon. Crucial Ballistix RGB 32GB is currently priced at $178 and rarely seeing sales throughout the year. However, Black Friday has dropped the kit to its lowest-ever rate at $127.99 - a full $50 off - in the past! If we do see Black Friday RAM deals hitting this particular model in 2021, we should get prices even lower than that of last year.

Based on this knowledge, and pattern recognition, we're hoping that some of our favorite gaming RAM models will see at least a 10-25% discount. Some of the higher-end brands may plummet to their lowest ever prices, yet, if the trend is to be believed. Regardless, it's looking good for the hardcore gaming crowd if you've held off until now to upgrade.

Down below you'll find even more example RAM deals from last year's Black Friday sales. If you want more of an idea how much you could save and how much you might need to spend, it's a list made for you.

Where will the best Black Friday RAM deals be?

We'll be updating this page often in the run-up to Black Friday weekend, helping to report on the best prices available for gaming RAM. However, there are safe bets when it comes to retailers that are bound to serve up some of the best Black Friday RAM deals this year. These are a few to make note of:

Decent savings available on Corsair Vengeance and more (opens in new tab)
Best Buy:
Minor discounts available on big-name gaming RAM brands (opens in new tab)
Save up to 26% on Corsair Vengeance and G.Skill RAM (opens in new tab)  
Competitive prices on popular gaming RAM brands (opens in new tab)
B&H Photo:
Fewer deals but a solid selection is available (opens in new tab) 

Significant money off of Corsair and Crucial RAM (opens in new tab)
A wide selection available at consistent prices (opens in new tab)
Good discounts on Corsair, Crucial, and Patriot gaming RAM (opens in new tab)
Laptops Direct:
Slight savings on Kingston and Crucial RAM models (opens in new tab) 

Is it worth waiting until Black Friday to buy RAM?

We generally see competitive prices on all the major gaming RAM models all year round, but Black Friday RAM deals are likely to be cheaper than at any other point in the year, meaning that it's definitely worth waiting if you have a specific model (or capacity in mind). 

According to the Adobe holiday shopping report, which shows what products are cheapest at what points in the year, computers and their components see around a 30% reduction during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday period. And that's just an average figure taken across a wide range of products - we're expecting to see massive savings on RAM, GPUs, SSDs and CPUs.

What models of RAM should you buy?

If you're at a bit of a loose end with which models to look into during the Black Friday RAM deals, then these are our personal hand-picked recommendations. We think that any particular variant of the G.Skill TridentZ line is definitely worth your time for its unparalleled price-to-performance ratio and general speeds. 

Similarly, we've personally sworn by Corsair Vengeance (in its various incarnations) for years for a very good reason. Whether you opt for LED/RGB lighting models or not is entirely up to you, but if you're after reliable and affordable RAM, you can't do wrong here. 

As you may know, some RAM kits are optimized for a particular generation of Intel or AMD processors, as such, it can be challenging to know what memory is compatible with your motherboard, especially if you haven't opened it up in a while. That's where the Patriot Viper Steel sticks cut through the confusion, with stable performance regardless of platform preference. 

Last year's best Black Friday RAM deals

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Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16GB | $83 $66.99 at Newegg
Save $17 -
Add a little extra flair to your RAM with this pack of two 8GB sticks from Corsair that come with RGB lighting built-in. We saw $32 off at Newegg, which was a great price for these 3200MHz options.
Speed: 3200MHz; Capacity: (8GB x 2)

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OLOy OWL RGB 32GB | $127.99 $107.99 at Newegg
Save $20 - Not the biggest brand, but came highly rated and at a good price. This 32GB set also came with RGB detailing.
Speed: 3600MHz; Capacity: (16GB x 2)

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Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB | $131.99 $104.99 at Best Buy
Save $30
- Amazon also had the 32GB version of the duo of Vengeance LPX sticks for $30 off.
Speed: 3200 MHz; Capacity: (16GB x 2)

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PNY Anarchy-X 16GB | $84.99 $59.99 at Best Buy
Save $25 - Offering high speeds for reasonable prices, these sticks were a great option for upgrading on a budget.
Speed: 3200MHz; Capacity: (8GB x 2)

Last year's Black Friday RAM deals in the UK

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Crucial Ballistix Max 8GB | £38 £28.98 at Amazon
This single 8GB Crucial Ballistix Max RAM was never cheaper than this and served as the perfect way to upgrade your rig for such an aggressive price point, especially given how fast it is.
Speed: 3200 MHz; Capacity: (8GB x 1).

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Crucial Ballistix Max 16GB | £75 £44.99 at Amazon
Save 40%  - This was a brilliant deal on this 16GB dual-channel memory kit, with a quite frankly absurdly low price considering the capacity and the speed on offer here. It's hit a similar price point once before, but it was never this cheap prior.
Speed: 3200 MHz; Capacity: (8GB x 2).

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Crucial Ballistix RGB 16GB | £91 £46.83 at Amazon
Save £44 - It was the lowest ever recorded price on this particular RGB gaming RAM, and offers exceptional value for money for anyone looking to upgrade to 32GB total, or build from scratch, for less.
Speed: 3200 MHz; Capacity: (8GB x 2).

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Lexar Hades 16GB | £99 £79.03 at Amazon
Save £20 - This was the first time ever that this high-speed RGB RAM had ever dropped from its RRP, and offers fantastic value for after something that looks as nice as it performs.
Speed: 3600MHz; Capacity: (8GB x 2).

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Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB DDR4 | £78.99 £66.99 at Currys
Save £12 - This brilliant RBG-tastic DDR4 RAM was a great price and with such speeds, you're would've been tempted.
Speed: 3200 MHz; Capacity: (16GB x 2)

Today's best deals

Black Friday RAM deals: Kingston Fury

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Our price comparison software does the heavy lifting from all across the wide expanse of the internet to bring you the best RAM deals this side of Black Friday.

Although we'd strongly recommend waiting for Black Friday offers so your money can go further, we've rounded up all of today's lowest prices on some of the best RAM models we'd recommend. If it's an emergency and you find a good deal, go ahead, but we wouldn't be surprised if there were much deeper savings to be had in just a few weeks.

Be sure to check out our Black Friday SSD deals and Black Friday hard drive deals. You can also have a look at our Black Friday CPU deals so you can pick up all the parts you need for a PC. 

Duncan Robertson
Hardware Editor

Ever since playing Journey at the age of 15, I’ve been desperate to cover video games for a living. After graduating from Edinburgh Napier University with a degree in Journalism, I contributed to the Scottish Games Network and completed an Editorial Internship over at Expert Reviews. Besides that, I’ve been managing my own YouTube channel and Podcast for the last 7 years. It’s been a long road, but all that experience somehow landed me a dream job covering gaming hardware. I’m a self-confessing PlayStation fanboy, but my experience covering the larger business and developer side of the whole industry has given me a strong knowledge of all platforms. When I’m not testing out every peripheral I can get my hands on, I’m probably either playing tennis or dissecting game design for an upcoming video essay. Now, I better stop myself here before I get talking about my favourite games like HUNT: Showdown, Dishonored, and Towerfall Ascension.
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