Affordable Intel iMac memory in UK?

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  1. thequicksilver macrumors 6502a

    thequicksilver

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    I am soon going to receive a 17" Intel iMac (thanks in advance denial :)) and it is coming with the stock 512MB memory. I would like to top this up by either 512MB or 1GB.

    Prices here in the UK for the iMac's memory is too high though. Crucial UK are charging £88.11 for a 512MB stick, and £124.54 for 1GB. These are equivalent to US$153 and US$216. Looking over to US websites though makes these prices look like a rip-off, frankly.

    On Crucial's US website, they're charging $99.99 ($89.99 sale price) and $187.99 ($169.19 sale price). Other places like DataMem are charging $64 and $119 respectively, which are less than half the price of Crucial UK. DataMem's 1GB stick is cheaper than our Crucial UK's 512 :eek:. Sadly though neither of these stores will ship to the UK - Crucial send me to their UK site and DataMem don't accept credit cards for international orders.

    So I would like to find a cheap stick of 512MB or 1GB memory for the iMac to be shipped to the UK. I don't expect the prices to be quite the same as the US due to taxes etc, but anywhere approaching the US prices would be appreciated. I am willing to ship from abroad if there is nowhere suitable in the UK, but would prefer a domestic seller due to warranty and possible returns etc.

    My budget is £40-50 for a 512 stick, and £70-80 for 1GB - cheaper the better if the seller is reputable.

    Can anyone help? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. deebster macrumors 6502

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    Orcalogic were recommended in a couple of threads here last month. Their RAM is not guaranteed Mac compatible but a few posters have said it works fine in the new iMac.

    I'd kept the page with the correct RAM bookmarked but when I just came to reload it now the page has been moved. Reason seems to be that the price has gone up from around £77 to £101.

    Bad news. Was after an iMac + 1GB myself.

    Here's the link anyway. Hope it's right but please do check for yourself to be sure.

    http://www.orcalogic.co.uk/asp/prodtype.asp?prodtype=20700&ft=s&st=2
     
  3. mdavey macrumors 6502a

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    Look for OEM memory. It is particluarly easy to find cheap OEM meory from reputable sellers on Ebay. I bought a 1GB SODIMM stick for £70 UKP.
     
  4. coot macrumors member

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    Ouch. I just traded a stick of old iMac G5 2.1ghz RAM I bought for £40 for a 1GB stick of Intel iMac RAM with someone here on the forums. Maybe worth waiting for a nice deal?
     
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  8. thequicksilver thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the links and ideas everyone. I've rounded it down to two choices.

    First is from the Komplett link that coot gave - I *think* this is the right stuff.

    http://www.komplett.co.uk/k/ki.asp?sku=308114

    And the second is an Ebay link from a US seller. It's a little cheaper, but would obviously take a while to come.

    Auction

    Will have a think about these over the weekend. Thanks for the advice.
     

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