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Buy 8GB of DDR2 for the price of 2GB DDR3

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Guest-16, 21 Dec 2007.

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  2. JoeJones

    JoeJones What's a Dremel?

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    warlord2000ad The 20 Year Old Guy

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    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Are you absolutely insane? £318 for 2GB of RAM?!

    I'm utterly lost for words.

    [edit]You could've got 4GB of C5 DDR2, the Asus Maximus Formula board, then given £220 to charity if it's burning that much of a hole in your pocket...
     
  5. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    quickly grab the DDR2 now! there's no point in getting DDR3 unless you plan to keep that motherboard for 2+ years.
     
  6. warlord2000ad

    warlord2000ad The 20 Year Old Guy

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    Way i see it, by buying DDR2 and saving £400, you can then upgrade to DDR3 in 1-2 years when its actually better than DDR2 and isn't so expensive. With £400 saved i could buy a new mobo and better DDR3 in the future.
     
  7. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Unrepentant Savage

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    Some of us are actually LOOKING at 8 GB of RAM, too...

    Damn rendering workloads...
     
  8. Guest-16

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    If you're rendering I'm assuming multicore, in which case i'd highly recommend FB-DIMMs + 8 core/2CPU server

    Or at least, ECC

    Not many consumer chipsets handle all 8GB well I'd imagine
     
  9. <A88>

    <A88> Trust the Computer

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    8GB for £130 of the OCZ 5400 stuff :jawdrop:. The sooner I build my micro-ATX system the better.

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  10. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Merom Celeron 4 lyfe

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    Whoo, DDR2 is practically lying in the streets, and w/ the 8800 GT range this is turning into the best time evarr to build a machine! I'm frantically saving up.
     
  11. mm vr

    mm vr The cheesecake is a lie

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    Well, I don't think DDR2 price is going to rise ever again. There's no hurry to build (even if DDR2 will be kind of outdated after a year).
     
  12. Major

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    This is 6400 though.
     
  13. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    look at DDR1 prices....... they are always cheaper at the end of its time line.
     
  14. warlord2000ad

    warlord2000ad The 20 Year Old Guy

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    Last week it was on offer and was about £140 for the 8GB.
     
  15. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Unrepentant Savage

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    Am seriously considering server, but my 975x was a workstation chipset, and the BadAxe2 is technically a workstation board, capable of 8 GB.

    Got a great deal on CPUs if I go dually though...
     
  16. J_Harrison89067

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    Ive currently got 4GB of DDR2 @ 333MHZ which im plenty happy with so I dont see any reason to upgrade yet, If you're looking for that much power though its an extremely good price.
     
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    warlord2000ad The 20 Year Old Guy

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    i heard people say Generic memory isn't reliable, so i always use brand memory.
     
  19. Tulatin

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    You gents get fleeced on 8GB of ram. I could get it for about $146 here; just need to wait for it to get into stock. ROB's 1:1 pricing ration in action?
     
  20. warlord2000ad

    warlord2000ad The 20 Year Old Guy

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    Price of components in the UK has always been higher, we got to pay 17.5% VAT tax to begin with, then its just generally more expensive anyway. I tend to find components in America are 40-60% cheaper.
     

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