Cheap Ram for 2008 Mac Pro!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Ommid, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. Ommid macrumors 6502

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    Hi all

    Is there anywhere to get some cheap ram for the 2008 Mac Pro

    It seems to be so expensive everywhere that it almost makes it not worth the upgrade!
     
  2. Sharky II macrumors 6502a

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    really weird and frustrating, huh. £240 (just under $400) for 8gb in the UK from crucial, or anywhere else i've seen. 4GB is merely 1/2 that.

    don't think you can get it any cheaper. and it's probably going to stay there. urgh.
     
  3. Ommid thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Too expensive IMO...
     
  4. TheStrudel macrumors 65816

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    You're stuck with it. Sadly, you're looking at the most expensive Mac Pro RAM, probably of all time, because FB-DIMMs are more expensive, these are no longer produced in quantity, and the machines that use them are outdated.

    Transintl (via their still-running holiday special) sells the cheapest ram I've been able to find for mine.
     
  5. Ommid thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. ActionableMango macrumors G3

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    If you order quickly you can try the following Superbiiz coupon code for 15% off, but it may have already expired.

    RABBIT15
     
  7. Ommid thread starter macrumors 6502

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    UK Shipping costs more than the ram :( lol
     
  8. elvisizer macrumors 6502

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    that won't work in a mac pro unless you replace the heat spreaders, anyway. they have the standard jedec spreaders on them.
     
  9. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

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    If you're in the UK, your best bet will probably be Crucial, as they run a UK web store. Crucial sells the proper modules with Apple-approved heatsinks.

    £235.19 inc. VAT for two 4GB sticks (8GB kit). Not exactly cheap, but really, it's only about 10% more than what I would pay for the same thing in the States, after I factor in tax (which Crucial charges in my state), based on the currency exchange rate.

    http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/lis... Series) 2nd Gen. Early 2008&pl=Apple&cat=RAM

    OWC and Trans Intl are always cheaper than Crucial, ASSUMING you live in the US. But the shipping and customs would kill you as a UK resident and they would cost more than Crucial in the end.

    As said before, FB-DIMMs are expensive and chances are, they'll probably never decrease in price, but perhaps even increase over time.
     
  10. gpzjock, Apr 26, 2011
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  11. Sharky II macrumors 6502a

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    Hi! Did you have to pay VAT and customs, too?
     

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