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RAM prices are set to drop later this year!

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RAM prices are set to drop later this year!

http://www.babeltechreviews.com/communi ... hp?tid=282

[QUOTE]In memory, DRAMs will be in oversupply in the second half of this year as new Samsung and Hynix fabs come online. The good news is NAND flash will grow at an 8.1% compound rate through 2019, largely due to the rise of solid-state drives.[/QUOTE]

Hopefully we will see $50 for 16gb again! I will buy more RAM if it gets significantly cheaper even though I already have 16gb.
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With our exchange rate? $50 for 16GB would mean $38 USD. Right now a pack of 16GB is about $80.

Doesn't seem realistic to me.
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board123 wrote: With our exchange rate? $50 for 16GB would mean $38 USD. Right now a pack of 16GB is about $80.

Doesn't seem realistic to me.
Fine, so maybe $50 if you want to take the exchange rate into account.

Today's prices are good, but it looks like RAM is going to get considerably cheaper. I'm just biding my time and I will drop in another 16gb into my rig when the time is right.
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SickBeast wrote: I'm just biding my time and I will drop in another 16gb into my rig when the time is right.
Show me your rig using 15GB of ram right now.
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alkizmo wrote: Show me your rig using 15GB of ram right now.
My 16gb has not arrived yet from Newegg. I will show you though. :P
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SickBeast wrote: My 16gb has not arrived yet from Newegg. I will show you though. :P
So you bought 16GB of ram, but wish for more?

You'll be surprised, it's really hard to use 16GB of ram on a desktop computer, you really need to run a lot of garbage.
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alkizmo wrote: Show me your rig using 15GB of ram right now.
I can't show my rig using 15GB of RAM but how about Chrome using 15GB of RAM?
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/eYNKGjg.png[/IMG]
EDIT: Ok it's 14GB but still. It's close enough. HEY! The rest of the system is going to be using at least 1GB so I am at 15!

I haven't taken a screenshot of 32GB RAM usage yet but I should.
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alkizmo wrote: Show me your rig using 15GB of ram right now.
...things are growing nowadays....
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tequilla wrote: VM
Ironically my VM servers use less RAM than my main workstations.
I always have free RAM floating around on my ESXi systems.
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death_hawk wrote: I can't show my rig using 15GB of RAM but how about Chrome using 15GB of RAM?
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/eYNKGjg.png[/IMG]
EDIT: Ok it's 14GB but still. It's close enough. HEY! The rest of the system is going to be using at least 1GB so I am at 15!

I haven't taken a screenshot of 32GB RAM usage yet but I should.
How many tabs you got running?
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death_hawk wrote: I can't show my rig using 15GB of RAM but how about Chrome using 15GB of RAM?
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/eYNKGjg.png[/IMG]
EDIT: Ok it's 14GB but still. It's close enough. HEY! The rest of the system is going to be using at least 1GB so I am at 15!

I haven't taken a screenshot of 32GB RAM usage yet but I should.
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death_hawk wrote: I can't show my rig using 15GB of RAM but how about Chrome using 15GB of RAM?
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/eYNKGjg.png[/IMG]
EDIT: Ok it's 14GB but still. It's close enough. HEY! The rest of the system is going to be using at least 1GB so I am at 15!

I haven't taken a screenshot of 32GB RAM usage yet but I should.
Time to install uBlock. I find that sites that are ad-heavy usually take up ridiculous amounts of RAM.
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Hmmm I wonder if it will beat the $78 16GB I paid a few years ago...

And aren't they supposed to ramp up DDR4 fairly soon?
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Just added another 8gb today because I was hitting the max when making and editing panoramas in Photoshop. Sweet deal too. Picked up 8gb for $52.12 all in on Prime day.

If prices drop to ~50$ for 8gb I'll add another 16gb and make this a monster.
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RAINMAN0 wrote: Image

Just added another 8gb today because I was hitting the max when making and editing panoramas in Photoshop. Sweet deal too. Picked up 8gb for $52.12 all in on Prime day.

If prices drop to ~50$ for 8gb I'll add another 16gb and make this a monster.
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I think you posted the wrong image...
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I hope DDR4 prices continual to fall in price. I just picked up 16gb of DDR4 (4x4) for $150.
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grumps312 wrote: I hope DDR4 prices continual to fall in price. I just picked up 16gb of DDR4 (4x4) for $150.
well they will for sure, seeing as anything brand new will be ridiculously overpriced just for the sake of it being possible to gauge tech nerds.

DDR4 was very expensive towards christmas times.

but as ddr4 drops ddr3 should even further for a couple years until stock supply switches up
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Really want to build an X99 just waiting on memory prices to drop down as its expensive right now. If this report is true, me holding off has been the right choice.
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Zero1 wrote: Really want to build an X99 just waiting on memory prices to drop down as its expensive right now. If this report is true, me holding off has been the right choice.
It's true, I waited for it to drop too and it has finally dropped to reasonable levels. I just completed a X99 build for $871 excluding tax and shipping. Pretty satisfy.
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How many parts from a previous build did you carry over? Board alone I haven't seen lower than $250 and a 5820k is like $400 (unless you got retail edge thats a different story).
Nothing to see here...keep looking.

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