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How soon will we see the price drops? I'll pick up 2x8GB for my next system. (Ivy probably)
Edited by xBlitzerx - 2/23/12 at 3:05pm
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post #12 of 31
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Originally Posted by xBlitzerx View Post

How soon will we see the price drops? I'll pick up 2x8GB for my next system. (Ivy probably)

Don't hold your breath. From the article:
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But even in the down market, there are exceptions. Prices are rising for 8GB DDR3 DRAM modules, which are rare and expensive. The DIMMs are based on the new higher-capacity 4Gb die, for which advanced manufacturing technologies are needed. Only a few companies like Samsung and Hynix have the manufacturing capacity to make these chips.

Could be cheaper to buy 4x4GB and a dedicated RAM fan than to get 2x8GB.
    
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post #13 of 31
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How soon will we see the price drops? I'll pick up 2x8GB for my next system. (Ivy probably)

I would push taht 930 of yours to 4.0 and call it a day till haswell. tongue.gif Them 1366 chips is beast.
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*sigh* And here I am stuck on DDR1.

Man, the ramdisks I could have with some cheap DDR3...
 
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post #15 of 31
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*sigh* And here I am stuck on DDR1.
Man, the ramdisks I could have with some cheap DDR3...

Time for an upgrade.
    
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post #16 of 31
I think the current pricing is fine. Less than $20 for a single 4GB module and less than $40 for a dual-channel 2x4GB kit. I remember a couple years ago when it was over $200 for the 2x4GB kit. Heck, even when I purchased my G skill RAM in my sig rig early last year, I paid $85. Now it's down to $40.

Of course in that same order, I paid $40 for my 500GB WD Caviar Blue, now it's $110. wha-smiley.png Guess that extra cost just jumps to something else, so it's technically the same price fully built.
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I think the current pricing is fine. Less than $20 for a single 4GB module and less than $40 for a dual-channel 2x4GB kit. I remember a couple years ago when it was over $200 for the 2x4GB kit. Heck, even when I purchased my G skill RAM in my sig rig early last year, I paid $85. Now it's down to $40.

I'm in the same boat ,and I agree.

Hopefully 8gb dimms get progressively cheaper, though i'm constantly seeing $100-120 for 16[2x8]gb kits, which I don't think is bad at all.
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Guys, ill just leave this here...
http://www.dramexchange.com/

RAM stock market


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RAM stock market
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I do not understand why that is funny. There are commodity markets for things like rice and wheat. Why not ram?
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They say it costs 1$ per die, there are at least 8 dies per stick. most commonly 16 dies are present.

I didn't read the articl, I just went by the title which seems misleading as it'd imply $1 per stick not $1 per chip.

Still... where would you find an 8 chip 4GB DRAM stick for $8? biggrin.gif
    
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