DDR3 RAM Now at All Time Low Prices, Becoming Extremely Affordable

Subject: Memory | November 28, 2011 - 10:17 AM |
Tagged: ram, ddr3, gskill, corsair, commodity, ram drive, memory

Although hard drive prices are skyrocketing, the price of DDR3 RAM is continuing to fall such that it is now at an all time low, according to popular tech rumor site Fudzilla. Currently, value/budget RAM maker TeamGroup is selling a 8GB DDR3 1333 MHz kit for $32 USD, which marks an all time low for the speedy temporary storage. Its not only the super cheap and lesser known brands that are selling for such low prices, however.

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8 GB of DDR3 Memory is now a very inexpensive endeavor

G-Skill is offering a value DDR3 kit for $36 USD and Crucial sells their own value RAM for $34.99 over at Newegg. Considering a bit more than 3 years ago (Aprill 22, 2008 via the Way Back Machine's snapshot of Newegg), a 4GB (2x2GB) kit of G-Skill DDR3 RAM went for $279.99, or about $560 for an equivalent amount of RAM today (8 GB 2x4 GB for $36 versus two 4 GB 2x2 GB kits for $560)!

It is pretty crazy to think that DDR3 RAM has dropped so much in price. Even just a few months ago, I upgraded my system to a total of 8 GB of G-Skill 1600 (two 2x2GB kits) by adding a second set of 4 GB DDR3 for less than $50 when I spent twice that on the first 4 GB set (same model and speed) just last year.! With the rise in hard drive prices and fall in RAM prices, I really want to test out a nice 16 or even 32 GB RAM drive; if only I could pry some of that Corsair RAM out of Ryan’s Sandy Bride-E test system! ;) heh. Have you upgraded your RAM recently due to the stuff being so cheap?

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My old RAM drive, aren’t they fun!? ;)

Source: Fudzilla
November 28, 2011 | 11:30 AM - Posted by cortexodus

"Extremely affordable"? That's an understatement! I can't help myself, wound up buying another 2x4GB kit of 1333 for an HTPC for no other reason than it was $25 after a rebate, $30 out of the gate. Ridiculously cheap since a similar set at half the capacity 2 years ago ran me $120! Hard drive prices are a bummer, less so than the reason for the pricing though...

November 28, 2011 | 02:11 PM - Posted by Matt Smith

I just grabbed a 2x4 GB off Newegg for $29.99 as part of my desktop rebuild. I thought prices were low when I last upgraded (I bought 2x2GB for $40) but this is insane.

November 28, 2011 | 04:04 PM - Posted by zeroman9121 (not verified)

I couldn't help myself, so I ended up filling all my slots with a total of 16gb. Now I am contemplating if I should use the ram disk to run xp on in virtual machine.

November 29, 2011 | 03:56 PM - Posted by Tim Verry

Do it! :D

November 29, 2011 | 09:20 AM - Posted by Pumcy (not verified)

I bought 8GB a couple months ago for 50 bucks. Now I'm just waiting for Vengence LP to drop to 35 for another 8GB.

Also just picked up two 2x4GB kits of Ripjaw 1600 for my brother for xmas on black friday. Paid 28.50 each.

November 29, 2011 | 03:57 PM - Posted by Tim Verry

Nice, he'll be happy on Christmas!

November 29, 2011 | 09:20 AM - Posted by Pumcy (not verified)

I bought 8GB a couple months ago for 50 bucks. Now I'm just waiting for Vengence LP to drop to 35 for another 8GB.

Also just picked up two 2x4GB kits of Ripjaw 1600 for my brother for xmas on black friday. Paid 28.50 each.

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