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The next generation of Crucial Ballistix gaming memory

Crucial gaming DRAM fuels legendary gaming experiences. Check out Crucial Ballistix, MAX, & RGB options to find the best fit for you.

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Crucial X8 portable SSD for gaming

Expand your console and PC game storage with the Crucial X8 portable SSD, available now with speeds up to 1,050MB/s.

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Streamer builds a career and a community

Ever wondered how Twitch™ streamers create their audience and manage to make a living off playing video games? Turns out it’s not so easy, but Ben Bowman, aka ProfessorBroman, has done just that.

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Crucial Ballistix gaming DRAM and SSDs

From hard-core to casual players, we’ve got the gaming memory and storage solutions for everyone.

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How Much RAM Do I Need for Gaming?

August 27, 2020

What does RAM do for gaming? Crucial reveals more about memory and how much RAM is needed for peak gaming performance.

PC vs Console Gaming: Which is Better?

August 12, 2020

Having to choose between a PC or console for gaming? Let us help you make your decision with our PC vs console showdown. Head to Crucial now.

How to Build a Gaming PC

October 09, 2020

Find out how to build a gaming PC with Crucial. From the parts you need, to building a gaming PC on a budget, check it out now on our website.

Ryzen processors + Ballistix memory = total compatibility

October 10, 2020

AMD Ryzen processors are compatible with all Ballistix memory. The #RyzenReady combo proved itself by breaking the world overclocking record.

Which is Better for Gaming: HDD or SSD?

July 21, 2020

Which is better for gaming, an HDD or an SSD? Does it make a difference? Get all the facts.

Which SSD is Best for Gaming

February 07, 2020

Not sure which SSD might be right for gaming? Find out what makes an SDD the best fit for your gaming computer or console with Crucial’s guide.

The Best Computer Specs for Gaming

April 27, 2020

Building a gaming PC but don't know how to get the best for your favorite games? Get the best performance for your PC with Crucial’s gaming spec guide.

Windows® 10 for Gaming

February 07, 2020

Find out more about how to give your gaming rig a decisive advantage with Windows® 10. Check our guide to optimizing your gaming performance at

How to Upgrade a Gaming PC

May 28, 2020

Is your gaming rig running slowly or suffering from lag? Check out our guide for help with gaming PC components.

How Ballistix Memory Can Enhance Computer Gaming

August 27, 2020

Ballistix memory can help you stay on top of your opponents while gaming. Learn more about the benefits of Ballistix memory now.

Tribute to Team Ballistix PC Build

February 07, 2020

Tribute to Team Ballistix PC Build - Bennyboy and ESVDiamond join forces to deliver a wicked cool build themed around Team Ballistix.


How Designers Use Light and Color to Make Great Games

April 20, 2020

From Myst to Overwatch: how color and light breathe life into video games.

Why Universities are Embracing Esports

April 20, 2020

Don’t be surprised when esports elbows—or button-mashes—its way into becoming one of the most popular collegiate sports.

Gaming on the Autism Spectrum

April 20, 2020

Countless studies have debated the issue, but there are clear benefits to gaming that can counterbalance any negatives, if encouraged and monitored.

CES recap: Next gen Crucial Ballistix gaming memory line unveiled

April 20, 2020

The Crucial Ballistix and Crucial Ballistix MAX lines feature high-quality Micron die, brilliant RGB, and dynamic heat spreaders for maximum performance.

Chasing the speedrunner’s holy grail: Super Mario 64

October 14, 2020

Speedrunning keeps gaining popularity, thanks in part to a Super Mario 64 contest created by YouTuber EZScape and Crucial's donation to the $10,000 bounty.

8 Hot Job Skills for 2020

April 20, 2020

When it comes to your favorite RPG, MOBA, or FPS game, everyone knows that the more you play, the better you get. But what if your mad skills in League of Legends or Escape from Tarkov benefitted you outside the battlefield? What if they helped you improve the in-demand soft skills employers are looking for in 2020?

Kids and Gaming

June 23, 2020

For those of us who have never delved into the world of gaming ourselves, the idea of introducing our kids to it can seem daunting. To help make the prospect fun instead of fearsome, here are some tips for getting your kid in the game.

Shellback Tech gives back to Disabled Veterans and First Responders

June 23, 2020

Shellback Tech is a 501(c)(3) organization that creates custom one-of-a-kind gaming/streaming computers for disabled veterans and first responders.

Micron engineering + tuning = Legendary RAM | Crucial

October 12, 2020

Discover how Micron engineering and tuning creates the ultimate legendary gaming RAM.

What’s the most cost-effective PC upgrade? | Crucial

October 12, 2020

Want to know what the most cost effective PC upgrade is? Learn more from Crucial, the legend of memory and storage.