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[Amazon.ca] Crucial 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR4 2400 MT/s PRIME ONLY- $161

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[Amazon.ca] Crucial 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR4 2400 MT/s PRIME ONLY- $161

Good 16 GB kit from Crucial, looks a bit ugly but going to be returning my 8 GB Kit from Kingston for it because for $50 more, double the ram = futureproofing
Normally this is around $175 in US (USD)
Enjoy, ram prices will keep going up
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Freebush wrote: Please include in title for Amazon Prime Members only.
Whoops my bad, didn’t even notice. I have the trial.
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This is a very good price for the time being and foreseeable future. It is a very bad time to build any computer, especially gaming kinds.
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This has been at this price for a little while now, but it certainly is a decent price if someone needs some budget ram for a build.
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its been that price for over a month and purchasable by anyone, non of this prime bullshit.
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frenetic26 wrote: its been that price for over a month and purchasable by anyone, non of this prime bullshit.
Anyone reason why it’s not popular?
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KnockingTheDoors wrote: Anyone reason why it’s not popular?
A lot of the new CPU's actually can use higher bandwidth RAM, lot of people I imagine are looking for 2666-3000 sticks (even though you can overclock). I imagine too a lot of people feel they need fancy memory heatsinks. In the past faster RAM had negligible gains and I normally didn't go crazy on it. My next build will likely have DDR4 3000 however for this reason. This is just my opinion, but benchmarks do show improvements.
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decadentia wrote: This has been at this price for a little while now, but it certainly is a decent price if someone needs some budget ram for a build.
Should I cancel it and keep my Kingston 8gb (2x4) 2400mhz cl15 for $50 bucks less?
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decadentia wrote: Lot of the new CPU's actually can use higher bandwidth RAM, lot of people I imagine are looking for 2666-3000 sticks (even though you can overclock). I imagine too a lot of people feel they need fancy memory heatsinks.
Yea I mean my i5 7500 can handle only 2400. And it’s really ugly lol
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KnockingTheDoors wrote: Should I cancel it and keep my Kingston 8gb (2x4) 2400mhz cl15 for $50 bucks less?

Totally depends if you want 16gb and don't plan on upgrading your CPU any time soon. With a 1080ti and a new Ryzen or i5-i7 at least there are decent gains to be had with higher clocked RAM...but with say a GTX 1070 or less you likely won't see a difference (Hardware Unboxed did tests with this). It's a great price in todays market for this RAM. This does indicate future Video cards will likely also benefit from higher clocked RAM.
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decadentia wrote:
Totally depends if you want 16gb and don't plan on upgrading your CPU any time soon. With a 1080ti and a new Ryzen or i5-i7 at least there are decent gains to be had with higher clocked RAM...but with say a GTX 1070 or less you likely won't see a difference (Hardware Unboxed did tests with this). It's a great price in todays market for this RAM. This does indicate future Video cards will likely also benefit from higher clocked RAM.
Thanks. So even getting https://m.newegg.ca/products/N82E168201 ... lsrc=aw.ds
For $180 locally would not be worth the price difference, since my cpu doesn’t not support and I do not have plans on upgrading?
I had $33 of amazon gift card I used up so my total was $130ish
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KnockingTheDoors wrote: Thanks. So even getting https://m.newegg.ca/products/N82E168201 ... lsrc=aw.ds
For $180 locally would not be worth the price difference, since my cpu doesn’t not support and I do not have plans on upgrading?
I had $33 of amazon gift card I used up so my total was $130ish
This is just me personally, but RAM isn't something I'd likely buy used. You could do tests on it etc, but I've experienced some intermittent issues with RAM before. If I were you (especially with the amazon gift card) I would go with the new Crucial 16gb 2400. This is all just my opinion.
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decadentia wrote: This is just me personally, but RAM isn't something I'd likely buy used. You could do tests on it etc, but I've experienced some intermittent issues with RAM before. If I were you (especially with the amazon gift card) I would go with the new Crucial 16gb 2400. This is all just my opinion.
Ram normally has like a lifetime warranty.
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kanechart wrote: Ram normally has like a lifetime warranty.
Just a whole lot of hassle I don't feel is worth saving ~30$. Again, my personal opinion.
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decadentia wrote: Just a whole lot of hassle I don't feel is worth saving ~30$. Again, my personal opinion.
Yup, thanks for the insight I really appreciate it.
I see there are heat spreaders on eBay for like $7 if I really can't handle the ugly green.
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decadentia wrote: Just a whole lot of hassle I don't feel is worth saving ~30$. Again, my personal opinion.
Totally agree. I was the same way till I needed to get 250's of gigs worth for servers :) But my personal PC is still brand new ram. But I always test them out because ram can come DoA
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i have the 4 x 4gb 2133 mhz version from crucial as well from a few years ago.. would it be compatible if i add this on?


and do i really need 32 gb ram?
i have an rx580 or gtx970 sitting here waiting to be installed lol
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Tomy wrote: i have the 4 x 4gb 2133 mhz version from crucial as well from a few years ago.. would it be compatible if i add this on?


and do i really need 32 gb ram?
i have an rx580 or gtx970 sitting here waiting to be installed lol
There's a decent chance you could run into issues mixing and matching sizes and speed of RAM, even if they have the same timings/voltage. That and...does your motherboard have 6 RAM slots? Speed difference between what you have and these will be minimal to nothing with those video cards. As for 32gb you likely would only need this if you are into any kind of video/sound editing etc. Average use and gaming 16gb is almost always enough.
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decadentia wrote: There's a decent chance you could run into issues mixing and matching sizes and speed of RAM, even if they have the same timings/voltage. That and...does your motherboard have 6 RAM slots? Speed difference between what you have and these will be minimal to nothing with those video cards. As for 32gb you likely would only need this if you are into any kind of video/sound editing etc. Average use and gaming 16gb is almost always enough.
thanks mainly gaming for me.. and my motherboard has 8 slots, so was just debating if i should upgrade.
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