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Does anyone know where i can get some cheap ram? i want 8 gigs and the best price i found is $80
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  1. Try used on ebay.
  2. Have you looked at the Egg (NewEgg) they have some 1600/9 sets under $80,

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007611%20600006127%20600006069&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&Order=PRICE&PageSize=20

    stick with 1600/9 and 1.5 sticks
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    jake strassberg said:
    Does anyone know where i can get some cheap ram? i want 8 gigs and the best price i found is $80


    Well you can always get used RAM. But last year a facility that makes the modules that gets shipped to companies that distribute (Corsair, G.Skill...etc) burned down. Which explains the price increase.
    As for cheap-Used or coupons/deals. and with DDR4 coming soon, the prices should descend a bit, but for now-who knows how the market may fluctuate.

    Cas 9, 1866 1.5v
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231550
    15% off-~$65 until the 22nd of January.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-23/chip-prices-reach-two-year-high-after-sk-hynix-fire-in-china.html
  4. oh cool cool thx i didnt check newegg very well
  5. oh yeah i heard about that fire alright thx
  6. I was thinking of getting a 16gb 2x8 kit but just can't justify spending the $150 on it considering how cheap it was not that long ago.
  7. 16 gigs is overkill unless you've got a workstation
  8. Maybe, but with things like the samsung magician rapid (ram caching) I could see extra ram being useful
  9. DaveElls said:
    Maybe, but with things like the samsung magician rapid (ram caching) I could see extra ram being useful


    Magician can, I think, only use up to 1gb of that ram.
  10. RAMDisk has a free version that uses up to 4GB
  11. Forgot about ramdisk, I haven't tried it, then again I didn't know about the free version. Then again it's not that expensive to begin with.
  12. It works well, and in a mid range RAM setup - up to 16GB the free 4GB version is about perfect
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