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[quote=Thunderer;3512386]My second Samsung SH-S203PRSMN 20x DVD±RW SATA Dual Layer Lightscribe ReWriter & the OCZ 4GB DDR3 PC3-10666C7 1333MHz Platinum (2x2GB) Dual Channel DDR3



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This is the DDR3 ram that I bought for my new rig and it costed approx $480

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post #12 of 25
There are plenty of wonderful 2gb kits, of the 1600mhz and 1800mhz variety that are under 400$..Prices need to drop just a tad more.

Newegg had SuperTalent ProjectX ddr3 1800mhz cas7, 2gb kit for ~349$....until they sold out.
post #13 of 25
The point is, DDR3 is expensive.

I would rather have 4GB or 8GB of DDR2, than having to settle with 2GB of DDR3 because i couldn't afford more.

Performance wise DDR3 isn't really there yet. It takes DDR3 1600+ to beat DDR2 800 and even then it's tiny. Yeah sure running DDR3 and DDR2 in a comparion on Sis Sandra will show huge gains, but from a gaming perspective it would be nil.
 
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I thought the latency on DDR3 was still so poor that a pair of DDR2 1200mhz at CAS 4 was about the fastest you could get still, save for some $700 DDR3 kits, is this not the case?
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I thought the latency on DDR3 was still so poor that a pair of DDR2 1200mhz at CAS 4 was about the fastest you could get still, save for some $700 DDR3 kits, is this not the case?
Yes and no, most don't realize that DDR3 latency is different that DDR2 latency. IIRC DDR3 cas7 is equivolent to DDR2 cas4.
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post #16 of 25
That article about 780i SLI vs 790i SLI has be going DDR3 with my two GX2s.
post #17 of 25
I cant believe peeps with a Q4 and SLi are complaining about cost/performance for ddr3. Is 350$ really that much for cas7 ddr3 @ 1600-1800mhz? I remember just a while ago when folks were dishing 500$ for Dominators that ran cas5 @ 1066mhz. ROFL.
post #18 of 25
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I cant believe peeps with a Q4 and SLi are complaining about cost/performance for ddr3. Is 350$ really that much for cas7 ddr3 @ 1600-1800mhz? I remember just a while ago when folks were dishing 500$ for Dominators that ran cas5 @ 1066mhz. ROFL.
That is true. But now one knows that soon they would have a huge price cut due to being the ram to use.
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RAM is so overpriced it should be illegal. Hell, it probably is - remember last year or so when Micron and some other was fined 800+million from price gouging?
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