OMG 16gb for $189 at new egg start at 12 pst

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Minhthien, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. Minhthien macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2011
  2. Titanium81 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 23, 2011
  3. Minhthien thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2011
  4. Spencer Reynen macrumors member

    Apr 3, 2011
    I wish I had $189 right now because I would buy that right this second. This is a good sign that it'll be coming down in price. Thanks for posting!
  5. Minhthien thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2011
    Yeah it will coming down really soon! I really want the Samsung 830 series but its not on sale :(

    The good new is Kingston Hyper X SSD 120gb after rebate is $164.99!
  6. matt94gt macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2011
    Victoria BC Canada
  7. fingerman macrumors member

    May 21, 2011
    Stockport, UK
    That's a great price ! I wish would ship to the UK :(
  8. Pentad macrumors 6502a


    Nov 26, 2003
  9. fisherking, Nov 25, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2011

    fisherking macrumors 603


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    i'm not clear how i would benefit from 16gb ram..
    was planning a move from 4gb to8.

    can someone explain exactly what i would gain from 16gb? thx
  10. Minhthien thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2011
    No problem! Deal like this is amazing!:D I pull the trigger on the Samsung SSD 830series 256gb for 389 which wasn't on sale:mad:
  11. Meetster macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2011
    Just installed today my 16GB its freaking awesome. Together with the SSD it runs like hell I cant click as fast as it runs :D
  12. stefmesman macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2010
    would have gone for this if i also didn't instal 8gb of hyperX 1600 last month..
  13. auhlixer macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2006
    Philadelphia, PA
    thanks just got it.

    you saved me from spending $249 which is already a steal :D
  14. HBC macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2011
    Does this work on the 15 inch 2011 MBP or just the 17?
  15. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030


    May 18, 2009
    I may be wrong, but it won't improve system performance unless you are already using all the RAM you currently have.

    For example, if you have 8GB currently, and you only use 5 at any given time, upgrading to 16 won't do much, if anything at all, for you.

    If you don't need the extra RAM, and don't have an SSD yet, look into that first to improve performance.

    I just upgraded from 4 to 8 myself (only 35 dollars) and I don't think I have gained much if anything at all since I never use that much. But it all depends on what and how many applications you run at a given time.
  16. Minhthien thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2011
    Imagine those who spend over a grand on these couple months ago! :D
  17. nicfargo macrumors member

    Dec 23, 2008
    Ha, No doubt

    There were a bunch of people on here in september, early october, who were psyched about paying $850. Crazy!
  18. Steve's Barber macrumors 6502a

    Jul 5, 2011
    The voltage on this memory is spec'd at 1.5V. That won't work on all MBP models? (Yes/No?)
  19. BasilFawlty macrumors 6502


    Jun 20, 2009
    New Mexico
    Not to mention the 500GB Momentus Hybrid drive!!! I just bought that from OWC for $114 and a week later a friend paid $149 for the same drive from the same place! $89!!! Dang, I'm tempted to buy a second one just for good measure!
  20. MacBookProzak macrumors regular

    Nov 16, 2011

    Thanks for posting this, that was a very cool move. Since I do a ton of video editing on a a 2011 MacBookPro. I have been following the price of these chips since it was seen on OWC at something like $1500 which was an insane price. With the price at $189 I too had to pull the trigger on this one. I was thinking that I preferred the OWC 16GB chips just because it seems like that brand comes off as pretty well Mac tested. I guess these may work as well and it is all a marketing and hype between the brands. If the New Egg Corsair chips work just as well as the OWC ones, then I guess I just kept $350 in my pocket.
  21. Minhthien thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2011
    why buy another one when you can get SSD and optibay/data doubler your HDD! :D


    I don't do much video editing but figure my 8gb@1600mhz isn't that bad! When you receive the new Ram you should do some comparison for us!
  22. MacBookProzak macrumors regular

    Nov 16, 2011
    I for sure will be able to do a comparison for you. My day is consumed with doing video on the 2011 MBP 15" with 8GB currently and when I am outputting the RAM gets sucked up and I will see the iStat show it as 11mb available at times. When I get the new chips next week I should know how much better it performs.
  23. thekev macrumors 604


    Aug 5, 2010
    If you run really memory intensive applications, it can help quite a bit. It just alleviates things like virtual memory paging. I'm going to use the photoshop example since it comes up on here sometimes. If you're working with average image files and a few layers at 8bpc you won't see much of a difference outside of loading plugins. If you're working with really high resolutions and images that contain 100 layers, you can benefit from quite a lot of ram. It's just a matter of what you're doing and people differ so much in this regard. Over time newer applications tend to become more memory intensive, so in some cases more ram can extend the usable life of a machine.
  24. thundersteele macrumors 68030

    Oct 19, 2011
    A bit OT, but Frys is having a very stupid sale:

    4GB Corsair DDR3 1333 SO-Dimm (single module) for $10 after mail in rebate.
    This is awesome, but of course "All items are limited to 1 per customer."

    Might go there with my wife :D . But I don't like the mail-in rebate thing so much, I think they count on at least a few people being too lazy to go through with it.
  25. phyrexia macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2010

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