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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.

thanks,
Allan


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
> different.
>
> Ron
>
>
> Calvin Harrigan <charriglists at bellsouth.net> wrote:
>
> >I'll hazard a guess and say yes, it's just crucial.  Could it be
> >because
> >it's DDR1 or DDR2?
> >That density isn't very common, at least at the consumer level.  I
> >found
> >a set of G.SKILL for about 100.
> >http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231486
> >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
> >RAM
> >> (on crucial.com, where I've always had good luck) I found 16GB
> >(2x8GB)
> >> 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
> >but
> >> I thought that those factories had come back online.  So why is RAM
> >so
> >> 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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