Go home memory prices, you're drunk.

Discussion in 'Memory' started by capt_cope, Jun 27, 2017.

  1. capt_cope

    capt_cope Limp Gawd

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    I mean really now, I thought the price of ddr4 was ludicrous a few months ago, looking again today it appears the price of ddr4 has gone plaid. I paid $200 (and thought I was being foolish) for this kit a few months ago, now it's up to $399. Nearly $400 for a 32gb kit?! I was all excited to build a thread ripper box, but with ram prices like this there's no way in hell. Anyone have an idea when these prices will drop back into the realm of reasonable?
     
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  3. capt_cope

    capt_cope Limp Gawd

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    I didn't (and still wouldn't) pay an extra $100 for the tighter timings. I've had both kits in my current gaming rig, and I haven't noticed any difference between the two outside of synthetic benchmarks. I only ended up with the cas14 kit because I was able to buy it for the same price as the cas16 kit (which I promptly returned) and I've heard the cas14 *should* overclock better than the cas16, but I haven't bothered trying yet.
     
  4. Aluminum

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    Yeah something is wrong when I can get HCL validated ECC modules cheaper.
     
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  5. 86 5.0L

    86 5.0L [H]ardness Supreme

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    yeah, my server is screaming for more ram but not at double the price I paid a year ago
     
  6. Hagrid

    Hagrid Gay for Kyle Fanclub President

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    Just picked up 64gb(4x16) and dam it was pricey. But I traded a 5820 system for it, so was nice.
     
  7. VanGoghComplex

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    Anyone know why these prices are so high? It's pretty ridiculous. 16gb of 2400mhz is over $200 in many cases.
     
  8. Master_shake_

    Master_shake_ 2[H]4U

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    something something something collusion.

    it's not like it hasn't happened before.
     
  9. VanGoghComplex

    VanGoghComplex Limp Gawd

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    I just looked it up: looks like smartphones using DDR4 chips is putting a chokehold on supply.
     
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    A side effect of heavy competition in the android market, everyone is trying to one up each other that it's affecting supplies of other things.

    Although I find more ridiculous in that 8GB*2 DDR4-3200 CL14 ram kit is over 50% more than 8GB*2 DDR4-2400 CL16 kit...
     
  11. DMFD-Minister

    DMFD-Minister Limp Gawd

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    The prices in memory are increasing because supply is not keeping up with demand. SSDs and DIMMs are seeing increasing demand in the Enterprise market space. This year alone, I've seen 4 or 5 price increases at Dell for their server memory. A 32GB DIMM used to have a list price of about $549. Now it's $1000. It's really been driving up the cost of ESXi Hosts for our clients.
     
  12. M76

    M76 [H]ardness Supreme

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    So the same ram I use in my rig 2x8GB DDR4 3000 Ripjaws V costs twice as much as when I purchased them. I wanted to save money by only buying 2x8 and later upgrading to 4x8, but WTF? How long should I wait? Will RAM prices ever normalize? It's not like there is a ramminer craze out there. Are the module manufacturers engaged in a price cartel?
     
  13. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett El Chingón Staff Member

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    Supply and demand. I doubt the process correct to previous levels this year.
     
  14. Simplyfun

    Simplyfun [H]ard|Gawd

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    On one hand they tell us that global supply for electronics is flat and on the other hand they tell us that RAM is in huge demand.

    The fix is in and this is not the first time.
     
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    DMFD-Minister Limp Gawd

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    This is not the first time we've had a memory shortage. The first happened when sri lanka and other parts of the world got nailed by that tsunami and it destroyed production capacity. But when we're creating more data than ever before and it's growing exponentially and the requirements from operating systems and compute power keep going up, then you need more of everything.

    Every ESXi Host I sell these days has at least 256GB of RAM in it. The most common configuration is 512GB, and they go up to 1.5TB on the 2U boxes. Then companies servicing our ridiculous social media obsessions are filling datacenters like this:

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    Then you might have a memory shortage.
     
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  16. Immolation1991

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    I just order ram everytime there is a pricing error on amazon, some get delivered after weeks some not at all, but you can save good money with a little patience.
     
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  17. sirmonkey1985

    sirmonkey1985 [H]ard|DCer of the Month - July 2010

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    jeez, i just paid 127 for ddr4 3200 ripjaw V, i'm sad now knowing how much cheaper ram was before. guess i should of been paying more attention when it first came out. :(
     
  18. Scheibler1

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    Yea I remember last year I could've bought a 6700k at microcenter for $260 and ram was like $130 for stuff that's over $200 now. Of course I decided to wait on both
     
  19. Master_shake_

    Master_shake_ 2[H]4U

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    paid 213 after tax and shipping for 16gb ddr4 3200mhz.

    the news isn't all bad, it's RGB.

    :ROFLMAO:
     
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    I remember paying the equivalent of 70-80$ for 16GB of 1866 DDR3 back in 2013.

    Didn't keep myself updated with the cost of DDR4 since I knew they were a bit high but didn't expect them to be THIS high.
     
  21. MrGuvernment

    MrGuvernment Pick your own.....you deserve it.

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    and in a years time they memory companies will get caught price fixing and nothing will happen, again like DDR2 and DDR3
     
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    Yeah, its gotten quite ridiculous. A nice motherboard for a Ryzen setup cost less than 16GB DDR4 to put into said motherboard.
     
  23. LurkerLito

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    Last week I paid $717 for 64GB of Cas 14 DDR4 3200 RAM. :eek: Talk about sticker shock, it's just $283 short of a second Threadripper 1950x lol. I checked the historical price on this ram and it was only $410 a year ago.
     
  24. capt_cope

    capt_cope Limp Gawd

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    I'm jealous. I really want to build a TR box, but I just can't justify it with the current price of ram. Hopefully someone will get sued for price fixing (ala lcd panels) soon and it'll get back to normal.
     
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    I've actually been watching the price of some GSkill TridentZ steadily increase over the last year. In July of 2016, the two 2x4GB DDR4-3000 C15 kits I bought were $52.99 each. Now they are nearly $100 each. I wish now I'd opted for the 2x16GB because that price has increased by over 175%.
     
  26. Krenum

    Krenum [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Dang, Reminds me of 90's prices, but back then you only got 256 megabytes for around $200 :p & PC100 at that!
     
  27. Hagrid

    Hagrid Gay for Kyle Fanclub President

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    I am glad I got my memory before it went up more. I think it was only 450 or something a few months ago?
     
  28. drescherjm

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    My parents payed more for 8KB of memory in the early 80s..