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Will RAM go up in price on bulldozer release? Should I prebuy now?

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Thread name says it all. I'm wondering if anyone has seen any trends in the past of PC parts raising in price when a new processor comes out and people are upgrading in mass. DDR3 RAM is dirt cheap right now and I'm not sure if I should buy it now and save it or just wait it out and buy it all together.
post #2 of 13
i highly doubt that ddr3 will raise it price because its so common now a days.....on the other hand ddr2 kits are extremely expensive right now because companies are starting to stop making it and there has become a big market for it because so many people want it for small builds and older systems
post #3 of 13
I don't think processor release will affect RAM pricing that much esp. when the RAM the platform is on is very common now
post #4 of 13
Simple answer: no.
    
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Ram prices fluctuate all the time.

They might go up because we will begin to see the effects of the Japanese earthquake on the supply chain.
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Ram prices fluctuate all the time.

They might go up because we will begin to see the effects of the Japanese earthquake on the supply chain.
Yeah, but that's not an effect from Bulldozer being launched.
    
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He worded it poorly.

What he meant, if you read the post correctly, is that he is wondering if prices will go back up, and he should buy now, or will they still be this low at bulldozer launch.
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He worded it poorly.

What he meant, if you read the post correctly, is that he is wondering if prices will go back up, and he should buy now, or will they still be this low at bulldozer launch.
Oh. Well, I still don't think they'll go up. Supply doesn't seem to be that big of a problem.
    
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post #9 of 13
even the Japan Disaster didn't really make much impact on the Ram market tho i've seen a subtle increase on the Motherboard market tho.


i look at computer hardware way to much >_> nearly 24/7 >_>, well i aint got much of a life going on anyways....
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post #10 of 13
Actually, no.... DDR3 RAM is still very low cost, perhaps the Japan Disaster rose prices by a couple of dollars but with 2x2GB DDR3-1600 hitting record lows yet again I think that is either long over or never happened on a large enough scale.
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