Originally Posted by SG_Stryker
Tigerdirect had it on sale for $79.99 and it was the black one only. The blue version was $119.99. Don't ask me why they discounted one and not the other, I have no clue so naturally I went for the cheaper one
Also read my other posts to address about the upgrade.
I have 4GB already, but its DDR2-667. I thought going to DDR2-800 that can be overclocked to 1000Mhz would be a good choice, but feel its kind of silly to upgrade from 4GB of DDR2-667 to 4GB of DDR2-800 when RAM is so cheap now. I could get 8GB(in 4x2GB sticks) for not much more than 4GB.
I saw one site that had some good 2xGB DDR2-800 for $49.99 with a $30 MIR
So I know 8GB is overkill its a way of trying to future proof myself for another year or more if possible. I don't need the 8GB now...but I also don't want to get 6 months down the road and DDR2 is now double what it use to be because DDR3 is now mainstream and no one is making DDR2 anymore.
See previous argument about DDR400 memory and DDR2 prices.
Yeah, stores can do some weird sales sometimes.
Regarding the memory, I am definitely behind you on the 800MHz. I wouldn't want anyone I know to be stuck with 667MHz or less when their mobo supports up to 800. But if going with just dual-channel 4GB will save you $50 or more, then why not save it and use it on groceries? By the time you'll need 8GB of memory (when the OS requires 4-6GB), DDR4 will be out (if they'll call it that), and it'll probably cost as much as today's DDR2 or DDR3, and it'll probably be like 5 times faster.
Seriously, don't do it. But I'm only saying don't do it because I don't yet know how much of a performance increase 8GB is over 2 or 4 when the user barely even needs 1.5 for most things. If other users can chime in saying that there's a significant boost in performance, then hey, I'm all for it.
Take current mobo's for example. They're beginning to phase out DDR2. They're currently supporting as much as DDR3 1333, where our mobo (the evga 680i SLI) only supports DDR2 800. Before we know it, we'll be left in the dust. I just built my rig a 2 weeks ago, and I'm already considering upgrading to a DDR3 1333 system with something like the e8400 cpu, and a 9600xx or 9800xx. Before I know it, my rig will feel like my Pentium 3 500MHz with 384MB of SDRAM and a Voodoo3 3000 AGP. I don't want that to happen ever again.
But in the end, I'm not about to just TELL you what to do. My intentions are simply suggestions. I don't like simply telling somebody what they should do, even though it may come across like it. I just want you to make up your own mind without me telling you what decision to make. But I do want you to have food for thought.