How much RAM really costs in South Africa and where to buy it


The amount of RAM needed for gaming is a constant subject of argument among PC users, with gamers advocating memory amounts from as low as 4GB to as high as 128GB.

In addition, debate exists over the benefits of DDR4 memory over the older DDR3 variety.

We investigated what RAM really costs in South Africa and which are the best places to buy it.

Check out our results below:

Please note that the prices were correct at the time of writing. This is not meant to be a definitive guide, but rather a guideline to help with your purchase.

RAM Pricing Table – 4GB
Name and Frequency Price
Where to buy
Patriot SL 4GB – Memory 1333MHz Desktop SS CL9 (DDR3) R254 Raru

Patriot SL 4GB – Memory 1600MHz Desktop SS CL11 (DDR3)

R254 Raru
G.Skill Ripjaws 4GB 1600MHz Desktop Memory (DDR3) R319 Wootware

Apacer 4GB  1600Mhz Desktop Memory (DDR3)

R319 Takealot

Apacer 4GB 2133Mhz Desktop Memory (DDR4)

R319 Takealot
Crucial 4GB (1x4GB) 1600MHz Desktop Memory (DDR3)
R349 Evetech
Crucial 4GB (1x4GB) 2133MHz Desktop Memory (DDR4)
R349 Evetech
MEMORY 4GB DDR3 1600MHz Desktop Memory (DDR3) R549 Matrix Warehouse
MEMORY 4GB 2133MHz Desktop Memory (DDR4) R799 Matrix Warehouse


RAM Pricing Table – 8GB
Name and Frequency Price
Where to buy
Apacer 8GB 1600Mhz Desktop Memory (DDR3) R599 Takealot
Crucial 8GB (1x8GB) 1600MHz Desktop Memory (DDR3)
R599 Evetech
Crucial 8GB (1x8GB) 2133MHz Desktop Memory (DDR4)
R649  Evetech
Adata 8GB 1600MHz  CL11 240pin Desktop Memory (DDR 3) R651  Wootware
Corsair 8GB 1600MHz CL11 1.5V 240Pin Desktop Memory (DDR3)  R666  Wootware

Transcend 8GB 1600MHz Desktop Memory (DDR3)

 R679 Takealot
Intel 8GB 1600MHz Desktop Memory (DDR3)  R799 Matrix Warehouse
Team Dark 8GB 2133MHZ Desktop Memory (DDR4)  R899 Matrix Warehouse
Samsung 8GB 1600MHz 240-Pin Dimm 1.5V (DDR3)  R1,354 Raru

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