Great deal on 16gb ram upgrade @ New Egg

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  1. CtotheP, Jan 14, 2013
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    This is the exact Ram I bought about 2 weeks ago for my new 2.3 i7. I know a lot of people are partial to the Crucial RAM, but the G.Skill has been flawless so far and has remarkable reviews at NewEgg.

    I bought it for $79 and it's onsale for $64.99 (free shipping).

    G.Skill 16gb ram upgrade
     
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    Awesome, thank you CtotheP. I have been looking and waiting for a good deal to get 16GB for my mini. This happens to be the perfect deal. I have had G.Skill RAM in the past and never had issues. Very happy with the deal as I was expecting to spend ~$85 rather than $65 for 16GB.

    Now if only you could find me a great deal on a Samsung 830 or 840 Pro SSD. :)
     
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    LOL....I'll keep an eye out. I just check New Egg's daily deals
     
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    RAM sure is cheap!

    In 1993, I bought myself a PC in mid 1993 equipped with 8 MB RAM at $70 a stick, down from $85 a few weeks before. Later, in late 1994, I bought 8 more at $32 each - I had an A.i.R. motherboard that had a special slot allowing use of 16 SIMMS on an expansion card. Anyway the price was already falling fast!

    For fun!

    Mid 1993
    At $70 per MB, cost for 16GB, we get $70 * 1024 * 16 = $1,146,880.

    Late 1994
    At $32 per MB, cost for 16GB, we get $32 * 1024 * 16 = $524,288.

    Another way of looking at it. At 16GB/$65, we get $0.000003783498 / MB.

    Disk space is another story ...
     
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    And some people say math isn't fun....
     
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    Bought mine while back for $44 shipped from newegg! :D
     
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    Thanks CtotheP, I have been waiting for a good deal.
     
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    Looks like its back up to $82.99. I picked this same RAM up for $59 a month ago and it has been running flawlessly!
     
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    I think it was a one day special deal.
     
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    Awesome. Happy to hear you have had no issues. That is great.

    It sure is amazing how much RAM prices can fluctuate over a few weeks. Guess part of that is if you can get the RAM while on sale or not.
     
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    I should note that I ordered the RAM yesterday afternoon and got my tracking info this AM. Newegg has always been a great company to deal with.
     
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    Yep, it was a one day "shocker" deal. They're a great company to work with!!!
     
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    you know im such an idiot. i logged onto newegg and saw that deal too awhile back but i didnt pull the trigger. I actually had 2 in my cart for 32 gb for 88 bucks but i never checked out. now i regret it.
     
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    My 16GB kit from New Egg came in the mail today. RAM swap took 5 min at most. The ran "Remember" and everything checks out perfectly. Then ran Geekbench because I was curious and saw my benchmark jump from 11545 to 11971. Next upgrade, just need to save up for a SSD whether the 256GB Samsung 840 Pro or that new 1TB SSD that is coming out for $600.
     
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    I know now ...
     
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    They just had a deal over slickdeals thru ebay daily deals for 256gb samsung 830 for like $149 shipped no tax!
     
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    Wow that is an amazing deal. I assume that deal is long gone. Oh well, wish I had known about it as I would have jumped on it. I know you can get still get the Samsung 830 256gb for ~$195 online which really isn't too bad. But really, if a 1TB with 500 mb/sec read and 400 mb/sec write is going to be available for $600, that could very well be the answer for me. Just trying to decide at this point.
     
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    The deal was yesterday or the day before! You might still have time unless it is sold out!
     
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    Yeah I searched slickdeals for the Samsung 830 and the most recent cheapest was $170.

    But they did have a Samsung 840 on slick deals for $149.99 which might be the deal you were thinking about?

    The Samsung 840 is a nice drive (especially at that price), but I would rather have the 840 Pro, the 830 or that Crucial 1TB I believe. Plus, it looks I am too late as that 840 deal on eBay has sold out.
     
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    Rember only tests a very limited subset of the memory, depending on what other processes are running. If you want to use the same base tool that rember uses (memtest - http://www.memtestosx.org/ better packaged at http://www.command-tab.com/2008/01/11/how-to-test-ram-under-mac-os-x/), you should really install the command line version and boot OS X up in single user mode to make sure as little RAM as possible is used by anything else.

    Also, I would actually recommend to run Memtest86+ booted from a USB stick if possible, and leave it over night to go maybe 3-4 passes... This will be a bit more thorough.

    I did not really find the output from Memtest (the one used by Rember) to be that easy to interpret, whereas Memtest86+ is very clear when it finds any errors...
     
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    I am ok with Remember. It went through enough of a test for me to make me happy and comfortable that the sticks are good. That is all I wanted or needed. Add in the Mini recognizing the RAM and everything working perfectly. Plus, the RAM has lifetime warranty. I just wanted to run Remember so that I would be stuck with some chips that were on the fritz and might give me issues a few days/weeks into it. Did everything I wanted it to do. I'm not a geek, so I don't need the info that Memtest86+ might offer me.
     

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