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I'm looking into building an i5 2500k pc and I'm buying certain parts when I see them on sale so I don't have to drop a huge amount of cash at one time. today Newegg has a great deal on memory the shell shocker is 16GB of DDR3 mem. I also got a coupon today for 10% off all ram. Its in my cart for $90 do I buy or wait for a better deal. I'm currently using gskill in my current build and it seems fine so its just wheather I drop the 90 bucks or save it

heres the link http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231315
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Are you sure you're going to be needing that much RAM? 8GB is usually sufficient for most people. Just ask yourself that.. However, yes, it's a good deal. G-Skill has great ram.
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Well honestly the answer is no I don't need that much ram nor do I need an i5 when the pc I have now is perfectly fine but I've stumbled upon this addiction and constantly upgrading my pc and rebuilding it is a cycle I don't see ending. I do usually end up having buyers remorse 90% of the time and on top of that I have no use for this ram yet until I buy the board and chip which will be sometime in the next month or two. but it seems like such a good deal!
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This type of deal will probably appear again in the coming weeks. A couple of weeks ago, it was 16GB of G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1333 or something like that for $100-120. I wasn't paying that much attention to it then. I was surprised to see this deal this morning on Newegg and the only reason I decided against it was because the heatspreaders will get in the way of my CPU cooler.

It's up to you whether you want to spend the money now. Can you afford to have dead money tied up in RAM for a month or be willing to flip the RAM on eBay as soon as you realize you're not going to build the PC on schedule? You'll probably even be able to even turn a small profit or break even on that RAM for at least another month or so on eBay. I've learned for myself that if I originally plan on doing something a month in advance, I will inevitably find ways to stall and delay until at least two months later.
Edited by Snakecharmed - 8/8/11 at 5:32pm
    
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Yeah your right snake. It is very tempting to buy as soon as a sale pops up. One of the biggest reasons I'm waiting is because bulldozer is expected very soon and whether I choose BD or not the price of SB will drop and whichever compontents I buy will be compatable either way (ie, power supply, liquid cooler, ram)
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I think Im gonna pass on this one today. In the end I realized I don't need this much ram and I bet I'll find a deal on 8gb for under 50 bucks sometime soon.
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post #7 of 8
I say stick with what you have. Your rig looks good and based on your OP, you seems to like it as it is. No need to upgrade if it's sufficient. If you REALLY want to upgrade, save up for a new GPU and wait for BD, before attempting to upgrade any further.
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Originally Posted by SkullTrail View Post
I say stick with what you have. Your rig looks good and based on your OP, you seems to like it as it is. No need to upgrade if it's sufficient. If you REALLY want to upgrade, save up for a new GPU and wait for BD, before attempting to upgrade any further.
Well one problem with my build now is that it uses an Am2 phenom and only ddr 2 memory which is becoming obsolete, also the psu sucks and my MB does not support SLI so although it lasts great now the next year or two of games will probably start to show its age.

thanks for the reply skull you are right about saving for a gpu i'll probably save and wait for the nvidia 6 series before i spend the money to sli my gtx 460
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