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Memory DDR4 prices to hike again - 12.5%

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Sentinel-R1, 18 Apr 2017.

  1. Sentinel-R1

    Sentinel-R1 Chaircrew

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  2. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    Oopsy on the typo, but that's quite a price hike and sure to be exploited by the retailers. I'm so glad I took the plunge on my 16GB Ballistix kits when I found them - it was around £70.50 per 16GB kit which works out at roughly £17.65 per 4GB.

    The same kit is now £121.07 so the price has gone up just a little bit more than 12.5%. :jawdrop:

    Edit: just noticed that the 32GB kit (4x8GB) is £168. The pricing makes no sense at all!
     
  3. Sentinel-R1

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    The price rise hasn't happened yet Lenny, so add 12.5% onto the current price of £121.07... Then add premium pricing for the faster kits since the yields are so low - I think we'll be looking at nearly £150 for basic 16GB 3000Mhz DIMM kits.
     
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  4. Wakka

    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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    Wasn't it revealed the whole industry is in cahoots with price fixing anyways?

    I paid £55 for this kit last October. I don't deny that was a bargain, but the difference now is ridiculous.
     
  5. Sentinel-R1

    Sentinel-R1 Chaircrew

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    I paid £68 for this kit in May last year..

    It's shocking really - doubled in price.
     
  6. rollo

    rollo Well-Known Member

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    Not sure the price rises are really manageable long term. Your looking at more than a 100% cost increase on DDR memory. To build the same pc is now a lot more expensive.
     
  7. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    Yoiks! I'm glad I upgraded a year ago, my RAM has jumped by nearly £65 to £183.
     
  8. atc95

    atc95 I have the upgrade bug!

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    I have split the 32gb kit I bought last year across 2 PCs now as the price to get new memory for ryzen was a joke. Really need a 3200mhz+ kit but looking like it won't be until 2018 at this rate.
     
  9. Vault-Tec

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    Feel bad for AMD tbh. Think about how many people won't upgrade to Ryzen because of these lousy RAM prices.No wonder they are talking about putting the RAM on the CPU itself.
     
  10. mrbungle

    mrbungle Undercooked chicken giver

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    Glad I got me some ddr4 on eBay for cheap before ram went bonkers.

    I got 16GB kit of DDR3 off amazon bout 14 months ago for 44 quid!
     
  11. bawjaws

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    But the good news is that if these people were planning on upgrading then they'll equally be put off going Intel :D

    But more seriously, this isn't about AMD or Intel. It affects everyone regardless of which badge you have on your case or which "side" you favour.
     
  12. Sentinel-R1

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    Exactly.. and with ECC RAM also taking a hit, it'll hit industry harder than it will the consumer.
     
  13. Vault-Tec

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    Yup but when Sandy launched DDR3 cost bugger all. So Intel got max sales.

    Either way like ssd prices ATM I'm simply not paying it.
     
  14. bawjaws

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    Seriously, it's not about AMD or Intel :D Quite frankly, who gives a toss about Sandybridge sales? It's 2017. Ryzen isn't going to be judged as a success or failure by comparing it with sales of a platform that launched six years ago.

    At the end of the day, if you're going to spend decent money on a new CPU, motherboard and RAM then you'll either pay the going rate for RAM or buy slightly less RAM than you might like now and top up once prices come back down. Some people might postpone a full system upgrade because 8GB of DDR4 costs £20 more than it did a year ago, but I'm sure there will be plenty of buyers who will just absorb the cost.
     
  15. rollo

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    Ram prices on 16gb kits are pretty crazy. Honestly though the entire market has saw price rises. You just do not get cheap deals on high end stuff anymore .

    Mid range seems to have hit £300 in both gpus and cpus, a high end mobo is north of £300.

    To build a true high end system these days is north of £2000 and that's without monitor. 4K free sync monitor or gsync from a manufacture you want is £400 +.

    Not just ram costs that are huge anymore sadly.
     
  16. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Building a true high end system always cost £2000. I had a Pentium 75 back in the day that nearly cost that.
     
  17. Anfield

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    Depends on your definition of high end, you could easily blow past 2K on storage alone.
     
  18. Vault-Tec

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    Was reading an old mag last night and a X58 rig with a GTX 285 cost £1100. For £750 you could get a phenom 2 940 with a 4870 1gb. Both were top end rigs

    You could easily get a clarkdake i3 rig that over clocked with a 460 1gb for £400 or less. Try doing that now.
     
  19. oasked

    oasked Stuck in the Mud

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    Glad I bought my 32Gb set of DDR4 back in February - the kit was £185 then (which is quite a lot). Now the same kit is £330! [@ Scan.co.uk]
     
  20. Anfield

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    These days if you scrape the bottom of the barrel with a cheap out of date locked down i3 and so on...

    [​IMG]
     

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