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So after reading a memory review today I decided to take a look at my RAM online to see if the memory chips were included on any much more premium sticks. I pulled up the Newegg listing for it and was shocked when I saw the price.
I bought this kit on May 31st for $110.49 knowing that prices had shot up and honestly I was quite annoyed. The memory now though is $159.99, and I KNOW this memory a few months before I bought it was probably around $80. Theres actually a review that was posted on May 11th where a guy is saying he bought it for $80. EDIT: he Bought them in September of 2012 but still thats a 200% increase in about a year.

www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231615

Does anybody know what has caused the extreme increase in price?

I bought the kit with plans to expand to 32GB eventually and I'm getting scared as to how much that upgrade will end up costing me. It's reminding me of when I bought my Seagate Barracuda 1TB right before Hard drives jumped.

Also does anybody know what chips are on this kit and if they're on any other mucher higher frequency memory kits? I'd like to overclock them but don't have a ton of experience overclocking RAM although I know a lot of the higher end kits use the same chips as some of the lower end ones and so the speeds can be achieved fairly easily.
Edited by Trumpeter1994 - 11/21/13 at 8:51am
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Ram Cartel's family gotta eat too!..........mad.gif
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pathetic that we gotta pay for their own caused problems. I won't be buying until price lowers anyway
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Originally Posted by wholeeo View Post

Ram Cartel's family gotta eat too!..........mad.gif

RAM commodity prices have been falling.... as expected. Like I have been saying..... shift to more profitiable LPDRAM and ECC DRAM, short-term disruption due to the fire, production line retool, and market reaction. It's going to take a few weeks for consumer prices to begin to reflect the drop.


http://www.dramexchange.com/
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pathetic that we gotta pay for their own caused problems. I won't be buying until price lowers anyway

I'm glad I stocked up on some really nice RAM.
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