8 GiB PC3-12800 memory for $60 (updated)

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8 GiB PC3-12800 memory for $60 (updated)

Postposted on Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:10 pm

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820231314

Newegg has G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL on sale for $75 with free shipping. Toss in the 15% off desktop memory customer appreciation coupon that they just e-mailed me this afternoon, and the price came down to $63.74 for this 2x4 GiB kit of DDR3-1600 memory. 8)

Update:
This same memory is $70 -10 code "EMCKCJH23" with free shipping today.
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Re: 8 GiB PC3-12800 memory for $75 or less

Postposted on Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:25 pm

I bought this memory about 2-3 months ago. Worth every penny. And the price is so good, I've been tempted to go to 16 GiB, but that seems juast a little excessive.
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Re: 8 GiB PC3-12800 memory for $75 or less

Postposted on Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:02 pm

That's just awesome.
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Re: 8 GiB PC3-12800 memory for $75 or less

Postposted on Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:35 pm

Got this around Xmas time. Yes 16gb is excessive but I can now run many many VM's
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Re: 8 GiB PC3-12800 memory for $75 or less

Postposted on Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:14 pm

Here's a different 2x4 GiB PC3-12800 kit for $70 today:
$70 2x4 GiB PC3-12800 G.Skill Sniper F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR (DDR3-1600) memory
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Re: 8 GiB PC3-12800 memory for $75 or less

Postposted on Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:19 pm

JustAnEngineer wrote:Here's a different 2x4 GiB PC3-12800 kit for $70 today:
$70 2x4 GiB PC3-12800 G.Skill Sniper F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR (DDR3-1600) memory

I just bought that exact set. The promo code doesn't work but if you bother the customer support it does (unless they fixed it).

The best thing? I don't own a single system that can use DDR3. I'm just stocking up for my next upgrade. :P
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Re: 8 GiB PC3-12800 memory for $75 or less

Postposted on Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:19 pm

I really can't believe memory is so cheap. The first 4GiB set of 1600MHz DDR3 I bought early last year was a little over $100. Now we're down to $70 for 8GiB. 12GiB is better than 4, I guess. !!!!!!

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Re: 8 GiB PC3-12800 memory for $75 or less

Postposted on Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:12 am

I should grab three of these and replace this awful OCZ memory I've been shackled to. Stupid budget.
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Re: 8 GiB PC3-12800 memory for $75 or less

Postposted on Mon May 02, 2011 3:34 am

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Re: 8 GiB PC3-12800 memory for $75 or less

Postposted on Mon May 02, 2011 5:24 am

Your link is to a 2x2 GiB kit, not 2x4 GiB.

The 15% off coupon has expired and the $70 kit that I linked above is back to $100, but I thought that 2x4 GiB of PC3-12800 for $59½ with free shipping was worth sharing with the gerbils here while it lasted.
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Re: 8 GiB PC3-12800 memory for $75 or less

Postposted on Mon May 02, 2011 8:19 am

That was a sweet deal. I'm already running 16gb though, so no use for me unfortunately.
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Re: 8 GiB PC3-12800 memory for $75 or less

Postposted on Mon May 02, 2011 8:58 am

There is another deal going on right now.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820145345

with promo code EMCKFHB23

99.99 reg
- 25%
74.99 with free shipping
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Re: 8 GiB PC3-12800 memory for $75 or less

Postposted on Mon May 02, 2011 3:30 pm

So, given the incredible cheapness of RAM these days, where are the multitasking benchmarks that look at performance / GB? There can't be much benefit from going above 4GB (1156) or 6GB (1366)? People talk about virtualization (more guests), Photoshop (less scratch), but what benefit is there to an Excel / Outlook jockey like me?

Still, I could appreciate 24GB in my main machine.
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Re: 8 GiB PC3-12800 memory for $75 or less

Postposted on Mon May 02, 2011 4:10 pm

I love me some cheap memory... but I can't bring myself to buy RAM with heatspreaders on it.
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Re: 8 GiB PC3-12800 memory for $75 or less

Postposted on Mon May 02, 2011 4:23 pm

mentaldrano wrote:So, given the incredible cheapness of RAM these days, where are the multitasking benchmarks that look at performance / GB? There can't be much benefit from going above 4GB (1156) or 6GB (1366)? People talk about virtualization (more guests), Photoshop (less scratch), but what benefit is there to an Excel / Outlook jockey like me?

Still, I could appreciate 24GB in my main machine.


Not having to spend money for your next upgrade possibly. Or Windows indexing or whatever they use to load stuff in RAM.
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Re: 8 GiB PC3-12800 memory for $75 or less

Postposted on Tue May 03, 2011 2:19 pm

Mine just got here today...damn has Newegg's packaging gone downhill. The vacuum formed plastic was the only thing protecting my RAM in a bubble pack. :x
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Re: 8 GiB PC3-12800 memory for $75 or less

Postposted on Tue May 03, 2011 2:33 pm

FuturePastNow wrote:I love me some cheap memory... but I can't bring myself to buy RAM with heatspreaders on it.


Then take them off!

Try finding RAM without heatspreaders...
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Re: 8 GiB PC3-12800 memory for $75 or less

Postposted on Tue May 03, 2011 6:14 pm

FuturePastNow wrote:I love me some cheap memory... but I can't bring myself to buy RAM with heatspreaders on it.

As excessive as it seems, I rather like them. I opened up a computer that my brother had sent over to my house and found 2 sticks with heatspreaders. It actually made me happy. It's one of those odd little things that brightens my day. That and colored PCBs. There is absolutely no reason to stick with the awful green. Black would be nice...
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Re: 8 GiB PC3-12800 memory for $75 or less

Postposted on Tue May 03, 2011 6:40 pm

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Re: 8 GiB PC3-12800 memory for $60 (updated)

Postposted on Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:08 am

It's on sale again today for $70 -10 code "EMCKCJH23" with free shipping.
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