DDR4 is the new standard in system memory. DDR2 and DDR3 are stories of past, I know there are systems still around with DDR3 and few of them with DDR2 memory but if you are going to build a new system you won’t be picking up anything but DDR4 RAMs.
Before we get our hands on some nice DDR4 RAMs we should first make sure that we have a DDR4 compatible Motherboard. Intel’s X99 Chipset codenamed “Wellsburg” was Intel’s first Chipset to feature DDR4 memory supporting LGA 2011-v3 Socket, Intel has now released 100 Series Chipset family codenamed “Sunrise Point” which will use a new Socket type LGA 1151, this family brings with it seven Chipsets; H110, B150, Q150, H170, Q170 and Z170 being the head of the family, Z170 is packed with power and performance for PC enthusiast, Hard Core Gamers and Content Creators, especially it’s 20 PCI-E 3.0 Lanes which makes it stand out of the crowd, if you don’t have a DDR4 motherboard Buy One From Here!
We need to consider few things before we make our purchase, we should make use of the Dual Channel or Quad Channel memory configuration or whatever your motherboard features, so buy RAMs in 2, 3 and 4 Sticks pair and install them in matching banks or if you want to fill all the RAM slots in your Motherboard then make purchases in 4, 6 and 8 Sticks pair.
Also, buy at least 8GB capacity of RAM whether you are gaming, video editing or multitasking, a minimum of 8GB RAM is recommended, you can either install single 8GB stick or you can install two 8GB sticks to run Dual Channel Configuration.
Although there are many DDR4 kits available in market we recommend few of these options for you.
Note: Please remember that prices mentioned below are offered at the time of writing this article and may fluctuate over time.
Kingston HyperX FURY Black 8GB 2133MHz DDR4 Non-ECC CL14 – Single RAM Stick! $35.08 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49.
Kingston HyperX FURY Black 8GB Kit (2x4GB) 2133MHz DDR4 Non-ECC CL14! $40.89 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49.
Kingston HyperX FURY Black 16GB Kit (2x8GB) 2133MHz DDR4 Non-ECC CL14! $69.69 & FREE Shipping.
Kingston HyperX FURY Black 16GB Kit (4x4GB) 2400MHz DDR4 Non-ECC CL15! $93.84 & FREE Shipping.