Really need help picking out RAM.

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  1. gregrose macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys, it is crucial that i get great working ram. I have to go into heavy recording over this winter to bust out an album for Universal. Ive been looking at a few different brands and im not sure what to go with. I would like to stay in the price range of $120 & below, but most i find under 120 a lot of people seem to always have issues.

    Crucial's seems to be great, not 1 negitive complaint, but its so damn expensive, any insight would be awesome. Thanks so much.

    Here are a few im looking at:

    Crucial $150
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...ark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=3#scrollFullInfo

    Mushkin $115
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...yMark=False&IsFeedbackTab=true#scrollFullInfo

    Gskill $100
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231294

    Gskill $115
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...yMark=False&IsFeedbackTab=true#scrollFullInfo
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    You could buy two of these, which is the exact same thing as the crucial kit you listed, just $48 cheaper.
     
  3. gregrose thread starter macrumors 6502

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    holy crap, i would give you a hug if i could right now, I mine as well just do that then.:D:D:D


    i guess the model numbers being different doesnt mean anything then does it?
     
  4. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    I imagine they're just different because one is a two piece kit, and the other is a single module, since they are the exact same spec.
     
  5. thinkinblue613 macrumors 6502

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    The Gskill looks like a solid deal. Especially the bottom one with $15 off the $115. I'd go for that one unless you don't mind your budget.. $50 can go to a new bag, case, or half a week of groceries.
     
  6. gregrose thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Alright, thanks a lot dude, I am going to order this then, thanks for searchin it out.
     
  7. thinkinblue613 macrumors 6502

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    No problem, its a good thing its still in stock and the promo for the $15 discount expires tomorrow!
     
  8. gregrose thread starter macrumors 6502

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    lol oh no not you thinkin blue, i went with crucial $50 for 4gig stick each, so its same pricing as the $100 deals on there.

    haha :)
     
  9. thinkinblue613 macrumors 6502

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    Oh whoops! :eek: That's the thing with forums.. You don't know who your referring to! lol

    Either way, glad you got a good deal out of it.
     
  10. millerb7 macrumors 6502a

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    You sir, should be a newegg salesman!

    I was debating over and over and was finally going to go with OWC 8GB kit for $120.... but $100 for Crucial 8GB is hard to pass up.
     
  11. BJB Productions macrumors 65816

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    OWC.

    Amazing product. Lifetime warranty. Fast shipping.

    I've used them many times, and they are amazing. Highly recommend. :)
     
  12. Mac Composer macrumors member

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    Much debate about this recently. OWC is usually who I turn to, but they seem to have gotten a bad batch, so in this case it's not worth my time or aggravation to buy from them

    Here's a link for Crucial RAM, $97.89 + shipping, comes in at about $106.
    http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-CT2KI...-SODIMM/dp/tech-data/B001MX5YWI/ref=de_a_smtd

    You can buy directly from Crucial for $116.99, free shipping. And if they lower their price within 45 days of purchase, you can call and get a price adjustment. This is what I did.
     
  13. millerb7 macrumors 6502a

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    Why would you do that instead of the link already posted? $101.99 + free shipping.
     
  14. millerb7 macrumors 6502a

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    I agree. My SSD is from them. But they do seem to have gotten a bad batch of RAM in. And $20 cheaper for crucial RAM is a rarity... normally it's around $30 MORE than OWC ram.
     

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