What would you do if you had the luxury of a PC with an 8GB RAM and 4GB RAM?
And what would you replace it with?
That’s the question that’s been asked by PC Gamer readers on a recent Reddit thread.
The thread was started by user Soren, who said that his girlfriend, who has a Ryzen 5 1400, was struggling with a PC that’s too small for her.
The Ryzen 5 1200 is the highest-end processor for gaming, but it’s still not enough for her needs.
“Theres a lot of RAM you have to buy,” Soren said.
“Ive tried buying RAM from Amazon, but its a bit expensive.
Theres a good price for what youve gotta buy.”
While that’s a problem, Soren’s girlfriend has a couple options: she can upgrade the processor, but then buy more RAM.
Or, she can buy a Ryzen 7 1700, but with less RAM.
Soren says that both options are worth considering.
The latter is probably the best solution for her, though it may take some time.
Ryzen 7 1800X with 4GB of RAM and 8GB of VRAM, which is the current flagship, will be $999, with a two-year contract.
Ryzen 5 1600X with 2GB of ram and 8 GB of VRAMP will be around $899, with no contract.
Sorens RAM upgrade was not a complete disaster, though.
Sønnes Ryzen 5 1500X is still on sale for $999.99, with an eight-month contract, and will be back on sale by the end of October.
Sognes Ryzen 7 1600X is on sale now for $899.99.
The new RAM option is also $100 cheaper than the old one, which means Sorens girlfriend should be able to keep playing games on her Ryzen 5 2400X, even if she wants to.
And if she needs more RAM, Ryzen 7 2500X is also on sale at $899 and will also be back by the time Sorenns Ryzen 5 2500X comes back on the market.
Ryzen CPUs are expected to arrive this fall for gaming.
For the rest of us, Søns Ryzen 7 2100X and Ryzen 7 2400X will be on sale this fall.
But for Soren and his girlfriend who still needs more memory, we suggest upgrading to the Ryzen 7 2600X or Ryzen 7 2600.
Both CPUs are available for $249.99 and $329.99 with a one-year free trial.