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[NW] Oversupply Sends DRAM Prices To One Year Low.

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http://www.networkworld.com/news/201...prices-to.html

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DRAM chip prices reached a one-year low on Tuesday and approached their cheapest ever due to a post-holiday oversupply. The cheap memory chips are pushing PC prices lower too, a Taiwan-based trading platform said.

Prices for commodity 1-Gbit DDR3 DRAM chips dropped to an average of $0.84 per unit from historic highs around $2.80 in April and May last year, said Ivan Lin, publicist and editor with DRAMeXchange. Prices hit a record low of $0.81 per chip in March 2009, according to the exchange's daily surveys.
I'm getting a major Deju Vu right now man...
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Its like a roller coaster grab some while its cheap.
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Great for the average enthusiast, too bad the fast stuff is still so much more expensive.
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Great for the average enthusiast, too bad the fast stuff is still so much more expensive.
The fast stuff is just binned stuff.... all prices are down....
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Hahaha.

I built an i7 rig with 6GB of DDR3-1600 back in March of 2009. It was $69 or $79 for the set.

A friend of mine built an i7 rig this past ~May. He paid almost $400 for 12GB of the exact same stuff.

Now it seems to be back. I am happy.
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I bought 16gb (4x4) for $100, only a few months ago I would have paid that price for just 4gb. It's simply astonishing how cheap ram is at the moment.
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I remember paying $150 for my Memory kit. Same kit now? $59 from the same place.
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Deja vu indeed.

4GB of 1333mhz CL9 costs you around 40€ in here. Very tempting, but it's not the time to build a new computer yet.
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how will this affect my rma on the 10th?
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paid no more then 150$ for my 12GB with 7 Cas latency and 1600mhz

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