Feed your PC this 16GB kit of fast RGB RAM for just $109 today

It was only a short while ago when a 16GB kit of RAM commanded your first born, a blood oath, and a pile of gold. Fortunately RAM prices have come down—way down—and there are even some deals to be had, such as this 16GB kit of G.Skill Trident Z RGB DDR4-3600 memory.

In general, the Trident Z RGB series is some of the best RAM for gaming if you are in the market for a kit with lights. This particular one brings the light show, but it's also fast. At this speed and capacity, there's no cheaper RGB kit. It's not much more than non-RGB kits, either.

G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-3600 | $109.99Buy at Newegg

G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-3600 | $109.99
Speed (particularly on AMD systems) and capacity matter when gaming, and this kit offers a great blend of both, at a relatively affordable price. RGB lighting is a bonus. Buy at Newegg

Does RAM speed and capacity matter for gaming? Alan recently ran a bunch of tests and found that 16GB is pretty much the sweet spot—there are noticeable gains to be had in going from 8GB to 16GB, but not a lot of benefit in going from 16GB to 32GB or 64GB. As for speed, it makes more of a difference on AMD systems.

"On the AMD side, we saw substantive frame rate improvements moving from 2666MHz up to 3600MHz; a 7 percent total improvement in Shadow of the Tomb Raider from the slowest to fastest with a steady increase across frequencies, 15 percent in Total War, and a very solid 20 percent in Metro where every frame is crucial," Alan wrote.

In short, the kit that is on sale here represents a solid combination of capacity, speed, and price, with RGB lighting to boot.

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Paul Lilly

Paul has been playing PC games and raking his knuckles on computer hardware since the Commodore 64. He does not have any tattoos, but thinks it would be cool to get one that reads LOAD"*",8,1. In his off time, he rides motorcycles and wrestles alligators (only one of those is true).