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I need 16GB of DDR3 ram, should I wait or buy now?


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#1 Loonmario

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 08:44 PM

Do you all think the price of x2 8GB kits of DDR3 will go up in value?  Some factors I'm considering are they will make less of them and also crytominors driving up the cost of ram in general.



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Posted 02 March 2018 - 09:06 PM

Who knows what will happen in the future? If you need it now, get it and enjoy the benefit of having it.


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Posted 02 March 2018 - 09:12 PM

Who knows what will happen in the future? If you need it now, get it and enjoy the benefit of having it.

I don't really need it now but the way things are going I don't want to have any regrets.  I just hate wasting money.  There's 3 computers I want to upgrade so it will add up.



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Posted 02 March 2018 - 09:38 PM

Traditionally as the generations move from one to the next, the new generation ramps down in price and the passing generation ramps up with reduced production. But trying to predict future price movements is never easy.


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Posted 03 March 2018 - 06:47 AM

Memory is cheap on Ebay if you are willing to search the ads.

 

I find good deals on DDR2 & DDR3 memory pulled from working systems.

 

Although matched pairs of memory are preferred mixed memory works fine together.

 

I've never had a problem with any used memory I have gotten from Ebay.


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Posted 03 March 2018 - 10:47 AM

i went from 8gb to 32gb and i can tell you it was well worth it and i am making use of it all 

if you don't really need it only you can know but prices are higher now than what they were 5 years ago

you could find cheap used ones memory almost never breaks down

i also imagine ddr3 will be obsolete in a few years, ddr5 is planned to release next year

 

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 03:50 PM

Memory is cheap on Ebay if you are willing to search the ads.

 

I find good deals on DDR2 & DDR3 memory pulled from working systems.

 

Although matched pairs of memory are preferred mixed memory works fine together.

 

I've never had a problem with any used memory I have gotten from Ebay.

 

i went from 8gb to 32gb and i can tell you it was well worth it and i am making use of it all 

if you don't really need it only you can know but prices are higher now than what they were 5 years ago

you could find cheap used ones memory almost never breaks down

i also imagine ddr3 will be obsolete in a few years, ddr5 is planned to release next year

 

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I just got a good deal using best offer on Ebay for 16GB (x2 8GB) G.Skill Ripjaw DDR3 1600 PC3-12800 for $85 shipped with a 30 day return guarantee.  Also, G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2x 8GB) DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 PC3 10600 using best offer for $100 shipped with a 30 day return guarantee.  For some reason PC3 10600 is more expensive than the higher speed ram but I'm pretty happy with the prices I got especially for G.Skill which I've had good luck with.

 

The 3rd computer I wanted to upgrade I guess really doesn't need more than 8GB so I'll just keep that as is.  Once I upgraded the other two computers, I'm going to sell off the the leftover ram and see if I can get some money back.


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Posted 06 March 2018 - 05:29 PM

Last night I went on Ebay checking the prices on the ram that is in my tower, they do not seem to have gone up in fact a couple were a bit less the what I originally paid.


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