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Time to get another 4gb of Crucial ddr3-1333
http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0307440
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Originally Posted by Wasd.alltheway View Post
Time to get another 4gb of Crucial ddr3-1333
http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0307440
That's expensive.

$26.99 G.Skill on Newegg
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Originally Posted by dejanh View Post
Corsair is charging and arm and a leg for their stuff because they can. Nobody else offers any high performance memory pretty much. After Elpida Hypers and a couple of others that were awesome in the first year of Nehalem things just went down hill.
this. Corsair knows their memory is high performance and ships with loose latencies. In fact in my sig i use 2x2gb corsair xms sticks that were rated at cas5 and 800. Theyre runnimg at 1066 and cas3 and have been for a year or more. Wheres their competition? Sure as hell not g.skill or any of the large makers because the fact is in quality and speed no one matches and thats exactly why they charge more
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At my shop I am able to order Super Talent 4GB DDR-3 1333 sticks with heatsinks for $26. That is super cheap. If I was a bigger store and ordered larger orders my unit price could drop another dollar or two. RAM had been pretty expensive for a while there but now its down again. Optical drives had gotten to the point where it was hard for me to find any under $30, now I can get good 22-24x DVD-RW drives for as low as $18.

All the people talking about the "performance ram" or overclocking ram, those are just using 1600Mhz chips that have been binned to select the modules that can perform at higher speeds. My ram supplier will do the same thing for me if I ask and test his modules to select those that can operate at tighter timings.
Edited by Mygaffer - 7/30/11 at 3:52pm
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They are marketing gimmicks. And I wouldn't be surprised because I know RAM speed/amount makes little difference past 4GB/1600MHz. Wasting money on "fancy" RAM is about as useless as paying extra for the image ripoff companies such as Lian Li or Apple provide. Corsair is also in this category of companies (although they don't rip you off as bad), and their over-the-top DDR3-2xxx+ RAM is a perfect example. You do NOT need that kind of RAM. Put money into things that matter, such as better video cards, LCD's...whatever.



Confusing getting ripped off and essentially getting beat by any of the following:

-ego aka e-peen
-ignorance
-marketing
-image aka public opinion
-reputation
-life style aka "xtreme" or "hardcore" user

with being "xtreme" is a mistake. In fact, it's pretty damn stupid.
Ok well that's your opinion. You will find that most people on this site prefer to buy higher end products simply for the potential of the products to oc better than the lower/mid grade options. I can agree that certain companies charge way to much for things (Corsair, Lian Li, Silverstone) but people will still buy them for quality and e-peen.
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Look at G.Skill... 122 variations of DDR3. It's like walking into Sherwin Williams and trying to decide between Spa and Blue Bauble.
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I really hope you are joking. You do realize you are on overclock.net not thriftycomputer.net right? People will pay ALOT of money for components that do marginally better than the next product. You'd be surprised how low timings on ram can beat out ram with higher speeds. I've had my current ram at 6-8-6-18 1T at 1988Mhz and those were keeping up with guys running 8-10-8-24 at OVER 2133mhz. So don't say ram timings are just marketing gimmicks.
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Ram prices were stupid high these past few years. Back in 2008 you could get 4 gigs of ddr2-800 for under $40. then prices doubled practically over night
Ha, that's what I did. I paid like ~$75 for 4GB at first, and then they dropped to ~$45 a few months later, and I got another set. Back then, 4GB was like 8GB today, so nobody jumped on the extra RAM, but I did. It's funny though, back then, people jumped on 4GB even though it was excessive at the time, yet they turn their nose up to 8GB now. I have a feeling when prices go back up, people will start complaining, hypocritically enough...

Anyway, that drop was only because DDR2 was so plentiful versus demand, plus DDR3 was coming up. We're simply seeing similar things here (though DDR4 is still a ways away). DDR3 was then new and not as mainstream, so it had higher prices per GB. DDR2 then went up to slightly above DDR3 levels, and DDR3 dropped. Now it's at an extreme again. Now would be the time to stock up, I say. If I were building now, 16GB would be what I jumped on, excessive or not. At these prices, it'll be years before 16GB is standard with 2x8GB of DDR4, so you could be way ahead of the curve. RAM is one thing that is hardly ever (noticeably) hurts to have too much of unless you're pushing your overclock rather far (then it is).
Edited by Princess Garnet - 7/31/11 at 4:50am
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This is amazing. I remember when I first built my rig paying $130 for 2x2GB of DDR3 1600 CL7. Now I just paid $60 for 2x4GB of 1600 CL8.
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