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[ale] Why is RAM is so expensive?!? Anyone know an inexpensive source?
When i have been using PriceWatch (http://www.pricewatch.com/ ) to find the
best pricing on parts.
Pointless advice ahead:
As i warn myself all the time, temper your want for a good deal with how
much you truest the seller.
On Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 1:43 PM, Ron Frazier (ALE) <
atllinuxenthinfo at techstarship.com> wrote:
> Crucial is good. Kingston, Patriot, and Corsair are good brands too as
> far as I know. I really like Corsair stuff. Pricing on these might be
> Calvin Harrigan <charriglists at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> >I'll hazard a guess and say yes, it's just crucial. Could it be
> >it's DDR1 or DDR2?
> >That density isn't very common, at least at the consumer level. I
> >a set of G.SKILL for about 100.
> >There are dozens of other options.
> >On 4/23/2013 12:37 PM, Derek Atkins wrote:
> >> Hey Alers,
> >> I was looking at buying some RAM for my 3+-year-old server to try to
> >> give it a boost over its current 16GB. But when I was searching for
> >> (on crucial.com, where I've always had good luck) I found 16GB
> >> but it cost almost $400!
> >> What's up with that? I was seriously expecting half that, or less.
> >> I know there were the floods in Thailand and such a couple years ago
> >> I thought that those factories had come back online. So why is RAM
> >> freaking expensive? It feels like chips are 2x or 3x (or more!) what
> >> they were a year or two ago.
> >> Is it just crucial? Maybe there is a better/less-expensive source?
> >> -derek
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