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Okay unless I'm missing something, I've always been under the assumption that bigger buy=bigger savings. I was browsing newegg for some 16GB memory (4 X 4GB) and saw some ripjaws, which I've used before and never had any problems:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231429

The price is $230...but then I remembered seeing 8GB RAM for around $100, so I went back and found this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231428

This is $200 for 2 sets...am I missing why 2 sets would be $30 cheaper? Or is this just idiotic pricing by newegg?
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It's just dumb pricing by Newegg or a genius one. The ones who don't shop around very well, will get shafted with an extra $30.
    
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You pay more for number of sticks. Just the way it is.
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yeah i notice that two. best to wait for deals. 16gb is so overkill its nuts. im getting a 8gb set for my BD build and thats overkill as it is lol
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I just installed 12 in a clients PC, its insane. No huge gain from 6 but just smoother operation, slightly less drop in FPS at 2560x1600.
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Oh I completely agree on the overkill. I only have 6GB but never see over 4GB usage lol. But the build is for a friend of mine who is an architecture major and is convinced he'll use over 12GB since he constantly maxes out his current 6GB on his laptop.

Anyways, thanks for the input guys. Back to browsing for combo deals
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Originally Posted by Blaze051806 View Post
16gb is so overkill its nuts.
Depends on what your doing.
Use you PC just for minesweeper and twitter: GZ.
Render some After Effects comps without 16GB: its nuts.
Run 8VMs @ the same time without 16GB: its nuts.
I think many people out there (me included) WORK with theire PC.
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I just ran into this issue here:
http://www.overclock.net/intel-memor...-4-memory.html

The thinking by G.Skill's part is that the 16Gb kits are "compatible", and they claim that you can have problems if you install 2x8Gb kits vs 1 of their 16Gb kits. Now, in the real world I'm not sure if it is likely that you'll have issues, but as shown in the above link, I JUST bought 2x4Gb sticks of 2133Mhz memory, and down the road when the exact same kit goes on sale, I plan on purchasing another just like it. Why? Because I can. And 16Gb of memory should last me into the next 5-10 years I suppose (gonna try and make it anyway).

However, won't have the other 8Gb for a while. But the way I figure, it'll come in handy with video transcoding and virtual machines. Heck, just today I installed Ubuntu 11.04 in a virtual machine with Ubuntu 10.10 as the host OS, and with 4Gb of DDR2 ram, my machine was hiccuping when the files were being copied during the install. With 8-16Gb of DDR3, it should be perfect
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post #9 of 12
10 years ...
lol

in 5 years a quad core 4ghz will be nothing.
in 5 years your 16gb of ram will be 256mb is now.
future proof ?
not really
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Quote:
10 years ...
lol

in 5 years a quad core 4ghz will be nothing.
in 5 years your 16gb of ram will be 256mb is now.
future proof ?
not really
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