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

Spencer Reynen

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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!
 

Minhthien

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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!
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!
 

fisherking

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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
 
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Minhthien

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Thank you for posting this! I have been waiting for it to drop below $200.00 and I just pulled the trigger.

Again thanks for the alert!

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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:
 

Meetster

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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
 

NovemberWhiskey

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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
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.
 

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MacBookProzak

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whoever need 16gb...now its your time!
link for advertise http://promotions.newegg.com/neemai...ding.html?cm_mmc=SNC-Facebook-_-EMC-_-na-_-na


and here is the product

too bad for me i just got the hyper X 8gb for 80 buck!

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.
 

Minhthien

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

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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.
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!
 

MacBookProzak

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

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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!
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.
 

thekev

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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
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.
 

thundersteele

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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.
 

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