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Old Nov 25, 2012, 07:42 PM   #1
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Where can I find the best deal for 16GB memory for my Mac Mini?

Hi all,

I've just bought 2012 Mac mini mid model from B&H and i'm looking for the best deal for 16GB (2*8GB) 1600MHZ PC12800 for my Mac mini
Did you see anything good?

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Old Nov 25, 2012, 07:45 PM   #2
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I saw a few deals on newegg, also owc had some good deals under $100

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Heres a good search: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...4+16gb&x=0&y=0
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 09:10 PM   #3
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http://www.jr.com/kingston/pe/KGS_KTAMB16008G/


2 of these are 83.76 use turkey10


10 off 73.76 link with your discovercard 5% off so just about 70. no tax to all but NY
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 09:12 PM   #4
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I've always had good luck with OWC. Not sure if they can beat the above deal though.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 10:14 PM   #5
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Corsair Vengeance for only $79:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o00_s00_i00
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 10:34 PM   #6
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Crucial had it for $72 over the weekend.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 09:33 AM   #7
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I think to buy the Corsair, Is there anything better at this price?

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Old Nov 26, 2012, 10:00 AM   #8
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$49.99. http://www.amazon.com/Komputerbay-PC...terbay+1600mhz

Says it's not for Mac, but near as I can tell, it's identical to their Mac memory, just for about $10 less.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 10:28 AM   #9
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$49.99. http://www.amazon.com/Komputerbay-PC...terbay+1600mhz

Says it's not for Mac, but near as I can tell, it's identical to their Mac memory, just for about $10 less.
This one does work with Mac. You must have it confused with another listing they have that isn't for Mac.

I bought this for use with my Mac Mini and have had zero problems with it so far.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 11:17 AM   #10
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This one does work with Mac. You must have it confused with another listing they have that isn't for Mac.

I bought this for use with my Mac Mini and have had zero problems with it so far.
So what would be a better buy?
The Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Laptop Memory (CMSX16GX3M2A1600C10) for 79.99$

or Komputerbay 16GB (2x 8GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz SODIMM 204-Pin Laptop Memory 10-10-10-27 1.5V for 49.99?

Thanks!!!
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 11:29 AM   #11
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This one does work with Mac. You must have it confused with another listing they have that isn't for Mac.

I bought this for use with my Mac Mini and have had zero problems with it so far.
16gb for $50 is an awesome deal. Any idea if these would work in a 2011 Mac?
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 11:34 AM   #12
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Can this ram work for 2012 mini?. Cheapest 16gb 1600hz i have found on ebay http://www.ebay.com/itm/16GB-DDR3-PC...item564d9504d4
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 11:40 AM   #13
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Can this ram work for 2012 mini?. Cheapest 16gb 1600hz i have found on ebay http://www.ebay.com/itm/16GB-DDR3-PC...item564d9504d4
it may work but if you read the add they will not take a return for apple except i7 macbook pros.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 12:27 PM   #14
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16gb for $50 is an awesome deal. Any idea if these would work in a 2011 Mac?
This is the stuff you would use in a 2011 Mini. $46.99 http://www.amazon.com/Komputerbay-PC...=IFYZ9V3NOGC79

Again, says it's not for Mac, but there are several reviews from Mac users that says it works fine. I highly suspect that KomputerBay sells identical RAM for Mac at a higher price. They wouldn't be the first company to do that.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 03:34 PM   #15
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Ok
I ordered The Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Laptop Memory (CMSX16GX3M2A1600C10) for 79.99$
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o00_s00_i00

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Old Nov 26, 2012, 06:52 PM   #16
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http://www.amazon.com/G-SKILL-204-Pi...+Laptop+Memory

Got the above sometime ago. Never failed yet. Great price $49.00
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 12:27 PM   #17
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So what would be a better buy?
The Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Laptop Memory (CMSX16GX3M2A1600C10) for 79.99$

or Komputerbay 16GB (2x 8GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz SODIMM 204-Pin Laptop Memory 10-10-10-27 1.5V for 49.99?

Thanks!!!
At the computer store I work at, we were using Corsair in our custom-built desktops and started having a LOT of failures, so I guess I kind of shy away from it now.

Not sure who actually makes the Komputerbay ram, but as I said above, I haven't had any issues with it. I would likely buy it again.
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 04:38 AM   #18
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Where can I find the best deal for 16GB memory for my Mac Mini?

RAM Prices PC3-12800 DDR3 1600MHz SODIMM 16GB/2x8GB for Mac mini, MacBook Pro and iMac 2012 are increasing from 01.01.2013 with more than 13%!! And will rise further!!
All RAM prices are increasing!!
Tip: compare now the prices of today.
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 06:33 AM   #19
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I just ordered this for mine.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o00_s00_i00
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 06:50 AM   #20
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I just put thus G.Skill in my new 2.3 i7 and no issues. 5/5 ratings at New Egg

G.Skill RAM @ NewEgg
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 07:21 AM   #21
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I've always had good luck with Crucial. Rather than chasing the bottom and creating a hassle for yourself, I would go with them or OWC. IMHO, of course
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 01:21 PM   #22
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Crucial (direct purchase from them) or OWC are also my choices. As long as you choose the right type for your year and model they guarantee their memory will work in your Mac. Memory has gone up a little in the past week. A few days ago it was $82 and right now 16GB (2 x 8GB) of Crucial for the late 2012 Mac Mini is only $86 plus shipping which isn't much more than the other discounted suppliers. I would rather pay $10-$15 more and have their Mac compatible guarantee and lifetime warranty. It saves me money in the long run for time, auto fuel, the hassle of returns and gives me peace of mind and then I am covered with a lifetime warranty from a company that has been been one of the official Apple OEM memory suppliers for years. For OWC...They are just good. They are a premier vendor of Mac products and supplies. Their speed of shipping and customer service are about the best I have ever experienced.

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