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[MaximumPC] Corsair Launches Limited Edition 8GB Memory Kit, $500

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Let's forget for a moment that $500 buys you a top shelf videocard, an entire entry level system, or a handful of trips to the gas pump in your SUV. If you fancy yourself a RAM enthusiast, or feel compelled to reach deeper into your wallet whenever a company attaches a "limited edition" moniker to a product, Corsair's new Limited Edition 8GB Dominator GT DDR3 memory kit may be just the upgrade you've been looking for.
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someone will buy it
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Top of the line but $500? Really?
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like their isn't any other companies releasing 8Gb sticks of RAM
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LOL I dont understand.. you can achieve more performance with 24gb of slower ram for a cheaper cost, only idiots and PI enthusiasts will buy this crap. So if your not buying it to compete for PI scores on HWBot..

Really corsair? NEXT...
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It could be worth it for extreme overclockers going for records. According to the article these are very highly binned RAM cards. Each individual RAM chip was binned before they even put it on the PCB. So (according to corsair) these are made out of the best of the best of components. It's like they cherry picked the absolute best components coming off the production line. Pretty cool, but very pricey.

Somebody will buy them...

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Originally Posted by Killam0n View Post
LOL I dont understand.. you can achieve more performance with 24gb of slower ram for a cheaper cost, only idiots and PI enthusiasts will buy this crap. So if your not buying it to compete for PI scores on HWBot..
Not really. Faster RAM is better than more RAM unless you are doing very demanding tasks like video editing. 4 GB is still more than you need for most systems. I had a stick of my 6 GB kit die and I didn't notice for days. I had gotten a random BSOD one day and didn't even worry about it. I just figured is was windows being windows... About a week later I noticed my system said 4 Gb of RAM and not 6. I saw no decrease in FPS in any of my games.
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GLWS Corsair.
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like their isn't any other companies releasing 8Gb sticks of RAM
Are these 8GB DIMMS? Or an 8GB kit? It reads like it is a 2x4GB kit.

Either way it is insane.
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i seriously don't doubt that someone will buy it. Hell, people pay $1mill for This POS, and it aint nothing special

post #10 of 69
This is crazy all I would like to do is see them and touch em and then that's it. Great red and black theme I must say. But to make it somewhat worth $500 is if they made only 8 sets of these. Or they cure cancer and AIDS
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