4GB RAM for $80!?

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  1. whynot83706 macrumors 6502

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  3. RevToTheRedline macrumors 6502a

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    G.Skill is an off and on brand, well known in the computer world but not exactly what one would call the best. I'd stick with the better brands, Micron, OCZ, GEiL, Mushkin, and so on.

    OCZ PC2-6400 4GB is only $110, it's not like you're going to break the bank. Really is no advantage to going with PC2-6400 memory except for a slight chance that if Macs set the CAS latency off SPD, which I'm not sure of, but it's the same price as PC2-5300 so I guess there is no harm in trying because if it does, it will increase performance a tad.
     
  4. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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    Crucial or Mushkin or go home. :)
     
  5. RevToTheRedline macrumors 6502a

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    Crucial is Micron. OWC has the same thing for $109.00 right now, not sure what Crucial is charging.

    EDIT: Crucial wants $159.99 for the same exact memory modules that OWC wants $109 for, hmmm what to go with?
     
  6. JunBug119 macrumors 6502

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    Frys has OCZ 4Gigs PC5400 for $80 after $25 rebate going on right now i believe
     
  7. RevToTheRedline macrumors 6502a

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    4GB for $69.99 OCZ.

    http://shop1.outpost.com/product/52...hTJ0FVtSg**.node1?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

    Awesome deal if you hope you're going to get the money back from the rebate, I've stopped doing those rebate offers a long time ago, after I lost out from a dozen of rebates from various companies and they wouldn't do jack about it, like the $100 that Samsung owed me for an LCD
     
  8. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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    A reseller of crucial memory? I bought 4GB of Crucial 3 weeks ago for 99.98 shipped.

    hrmm what to go with?

    P.S Yes I know Crucial "is" Micron. None the less nobody calls it Micron Memory.
     
  9. RevToTheRedline macrumors 6502a

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    I'm waiting a few more weeks when 4GB kit is $10 haha, by the looks of it, I wouldn't doubt if it becomes that cheap.
     
  10. JunBug119 macrumors 6502

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    $100?? ouch! yeah, i would be pissed too. i've been doing pretty good with rebates especially from frys. i am really tempted to pull the trigger on that deal but i need to save money for christmas presents:)
     
  11. queshy macrumors 68040

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    Why do that when you can get the same thing from apple for 700$ more lol.
     
  12. Fletchzky macrumors member

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    I'd rather get an OWC 4GB kit which I know works for $120. RAM is something you shouldn't skimp on.
     
  13. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Woweeee! Ram has gotten so cheap these days. I bought my new iMac in September and purchased 4GB ram for $210.00 from 4allmemory.com and that was a good deal then and now just a couple of months later it's under $100.00
    I really have to wonder why Apple is charging a Kings ransom for Ram? It can't be much better.
     
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    Apple charges a king's ransom for every BTO option on every computer they have, because they are hoping people will be stupid enough to buy it. As an informed consumer, I find their BTO pricing highly insulting. It will be a cold day in hell before I give Apple $400.00 for an x1900xt or $323 for a 500 gig hard drive. Or $250 for a 200 MHz speedbump on a Macbook Pro. :rolleyes:
     
  15. valdore macrumors 65816

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    Let me know if you see anything that cheap that goes in the Mac Pro.
     
  16. Jonx macrumors 6502

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    i dont get it why apple charges that much are they gold plated and encrusted with dimonds or what ?
     
  17. skuzzy macrumors member

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    They just need the money...

    Also, nothing wrong with G.Skill. They are not an unknown brand, I have a few sets of their RAM for my PC and have had less issues with them than with the OCZ RAM. I don't know if the same can be said for how it runs on Macs...
     
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    If you don't like rebates and would rather have a straight up deal, then this is even better:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-141-297

    $80 with shipping (which is free). No rebates, no hassle. Price just dropped to $39.99 a piece in the last couple of days. Used to be around $45 or so.

    Someone else on MRs reported that it was Micron Memory, too.
     
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  22. Fletchzky macrumors member

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    Not that I don't believe you, but is there *proof* that it is really Micron memory? I googled around but couldn't find anything....

    Oh, and where is the info that if you use Paypal you will get 20% off? I couldn't find that either....I even almost went through with purchasing it through paypal just to find it, but to no avail ;)
     
  23. Leon Kowalski macrumors 6502a

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    Just a guess, but I'd expect module-makers like Transcend to use whatever
    components are cheap and available. Might be Micron this week, something
    else next week. Not necessarily a bad sign, the chip makers all have good
    QA. The quality/reputation of the module-assembler is more important --
    SODIMM circuit boards and other components are NOT all created equal.

    https://www.paypal-promo.com/holiday/terms.html

    http://promotions.newegg.com/paypal...mc=OTC-PayPalHoliday07-_-PayPal-_-B0-_-Paypal

    ...limited-time offer (probably expired) not enough to suck me into PayPal,

    LK
     

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