60-70 dollar 16GB memory? Where?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by thehustleman, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. thehustleman macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2013
    I keep seeing people mention that they bought 16 GB for ~60 dollars for the iMac, but I'm having a hard time finding it for less than 95 dollars.

    Where are you buying from?
  2. FallenRook macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2012
    When I had an iMac I bought from OWC it was around ~$60 to add another 8GB
  3. thekev macrumors 604


    Aug 5, 2010
    It's a commodity. It can go up or down. It seems to have gone up in price slightly since the last time I looked.
  4. Giuly, Mar 5, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2013

    Giuly macrumors 68040


  5. FallenRook macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2012
    That RAM looks pretty sketchy.
  6. bembol macrumors 65816


    Jul 29, 2006
    The cheapest I've seen up here is Patriot for $79.99 CAN. The regular price was $99.99.

    I missed that sale a month ago and interestingly they increased the price to $109.99 but it's on "sale" for $94.99 this week. WTF?!?!

    I was told when I started the thread, brand makes no difference but I've never heard of either one. It's always been Kingston in the past. I don't know what Canada Computers is doing but now the G. Skill is selling for...

    $97.99 for CL10 and $89.99 for CL11


    I'm in no rush so I will wait this one out.
  7. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    It's a list from multiple companies... I don't get what you're saying.
  8. mushroomtip macrumors 6502


    Oct 27, 2012
    is there any performance difference between a 1.35V and 1.5V RAM ? Im sure I wouldn't notice it but I wonder what the difference might be ?
  9. mushroomtip macrumors 6502


    Oct 27, 2012

    is this like a really dumb question ?
  10. xShane macrumors 6502a


    Nov 2, 2012
    United States
    Crucial has RAM for basically every Apple computer. I don't know about $60, but Crucial's is definitely affordable.
  11. virginblue4 macrumors 68000


    Apr 15, 2012
    United Kingdom
    All you Americans make me laugh! You don't realise how cheap things actually are for you compared to how much we get ripped off in the UK!

    I paid £83 for my crucial RAM which equates to $125!!!!

    If I could get RAM for the equivalent of $90, I'd be over the moon!

    For my spec iMac in the US, you'd pay $2599. I paid the equivalent of $3282. Well actually, I had the HE discount, but even with that, it's still cheaper for you guys without the discount!!!!
  12. Dime04 macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2013
    Shipment Details

    Crucial 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR3 1600 MT/s (PC3-12800) CL11 SODIMM 204-Pin 1.35V/1.5V Mem...
    Sold by Amazon.com LLC $74.99

    Item Subtotal: $74.99
    Shipping & Handling: $8.09
    Promotion Applied: -$10.30
    Total Before Tax: $72.78
    Sales Tax Collected: $6.01
    Shipment Total: $78.79
    Paid by Mastercard: $78.79

    I ordered this in mid February from Amazon and I just checked again today it's priced at $89.68

    Prices definitely goin up but I think it's still worth the money:)
  13. mushroomtip macrumors 6502


    Oct 27, 2012
    I guess Im on the pay no mind list
  14. plasmaj macrumors newbie

    Mar 2, 2008
    my understanding is that either should be ok. 1.35V may have some advantages, mostly for people looking to overclock, but even then it does not sound like much. the stock apple RAM I believe is 1.5V. I bought 16GB of at 1.35V.

    As for price, if the prices seem high to you now, just wait and watch prices on Amazon and Newegg. They fluctuate significantly. My 16GB set cost me 77 at the time, but is now on Newegg at over 100. Unfortunately, i don't have my iMac yet though so can't verify it works ok
  15. mushroomtip macrumors 6502


    Oct 27, 2012
    Thank You ! it dawned on me after my last post ,to just google it ! I guess the Lower the voltage the less power the module uses and it generates less heat .
  16. thekev macrumors 604


    Aug 5, 2010
    I would point out that UK (you used £ so I'm going with that) pricing typically includes VAT. Sales tax here is applied at a state level, so default pricing doesn't show it. Given that you stated a $XX99 amount, it doesn't have tax included. In California you would add 10% to that. Depending on the exchange rate at that time, they can get pretty close.
  17. TheLonelyIsland macrumors member


    Jan 25, 2009
    I'm On A Boat.

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