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Pretend You Have More RAM With Aorus RGB Dummy Sticks



TAIPEI—So you’ve just spent several hours and several thousand dollars on a high-end PC build with RGB lights galore to illuminate your intricate liquid cooling pipes and your SLI graphics cards. But perhaps you didn’t fill up all the memory DIMM slots, so there’s a glaring, dark hole on your motherboard.

Talk about a first-world problem. But like many first-world problems, someone is bound to find a solution, and this time the solution comes in the form of a unique DDR4 memory kit from Gigabyte, which includes two 8GB modules and two dummy modules, all of which have customizable RGB lighting.

Announced at Computex on Tuesday, the $229 Aorus memory kit lets you fill up all four memory slots on your motherboard with glorious light without having to shell out a ton of money for unneeded RAM. The lights are controlled via Gigabyte’s RGB fusion software, and include patterns that you may be familiar with from your gaming keyboard, such as ripples, waves, and pulsing.

The two actual memory modules are dual-channel and run at 3200MHz. They’re compatible with most Gigabyte motherboards, including the X299, 300 series, and 400 series Intel boards as well as the X399 and AM4 AMD boards.

With a 16GB RGB-equipped RAM kit retailing for around $200 currently, you’ll pay a slight premium for Gigabyte’s new kit, but the extra money might be worth it if you’re hesitant to spend a lot more money on memory you don’t need. As a bonus, you can always buy a second kit later on when your memory needs grow to 32GB, throw away the dummies, and your motherboard will look exactly the same.

Gigabyte also announced several other Aorus PC components at Computex, including a new AP850GM PSU with up to 90 percent efficiency, the Aorus M5 gaming mouse with removable weights, and the Aorus AC300W mid-tower case with (you guessed it) customizable RGB lights.