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am i the only one who notices how ram goes up and down in price like a roller coaster?
    
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no. we all notice it and right now RAM is very expensive.
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Well I hadn't checked the prices on ram in about 2 months since I was without internet for awhile. When I returned I was taken aback by the huge increase in the cost of ram. Also the decline in availablity of good DDR overclocking ram.
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They're in high demand right now and some manufacturers are taking advantage of it. Corsair in particular is the highest priced RAM so far.

I got mine right before the prices were sky-high. Nevertheless, if you're just starting to build a rig that requires DDR2? You're screwed, will have to pay as much as $100 more than it was about 5 weeks ago.
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Originally Posted by Nasgul
I got mine right before the prices were sky-high. Nevertheless, if you're just starting to build a rig that requires DDR2? You're screwed, will have to pay as much as $100 more than it was about 5 weeks ago.
Pheewww... I got mine (replacement) earlier last month, and got another pair (the RMA'ed pair) sitting in my drawer waiting for the new right to be built

So the increase was merely due to high-demand? That's a little extreme.. I remembered a huge hike on RAM prices years back, but that was due to a RAM chip manufacturing plant blowing up (literally)
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This is a shame.. I hope the prices go down before Christmas or maybe I'll have to go for a cheaper G.skill kit.. right now the 2GB HZ 6400 kit is nigh on £200.. I just don't have that kinda money
    
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RAM prices are like gas prices now
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post #8 of 10
no RAM prices are like UK "gas" prices we pay **** loads on everything
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I never understood how come you guys pay almost double of what we paid for gas prices. BTW, the gallon of regular is now $2.07 in my area.

I'm pretty sure they'll go back up in December, right after the elections.

RAM will remain high as long as there's a lot of people buying it for their Conroe or AM2 set-up. I remember when DDR 2-2-2-5 was like $239 for a 1GB kit and now?
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Originally Posted by Nasgul
I never understood how come you guys pay almost double of what we paid for gas prices. BTW, the gallon of regular is now $2.07 in my area.

Taxes. Thier "before" prices are about the same as ours.


Yes, demand can cause price spikes, at least RAM isn't a vital life resource though......it does kindda suck, but one way to look at is if the demand is so high and they didn't raise prices, we could be looking at a supply problem. That's a drastic example, but it's possible......like the actual cost f a PS3 at launch when you have to buy it off eBay for $1500
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