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Is now a good time to buy Ram?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I was wondering if this was a good time to buy Ram. I see a few stores offering lots of discounts and I was wondering if there was a specific reason for it, like is ddr5 coming out soon or something?

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Don't worry about ddr5, that probably wont be available for the consumer market for a pretty long time.

is it worth it to buy new ram now? depends, do you need a better kit and/or more capacity? 


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Personally, I do not see a reason in waiting. 1x8 ddr4 can be bought for less than $40. I plan on adding another stick soon.

 

not to mention, I do not think any of us know the ddr5 release date


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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, TofuHaroto said:

Don't worry about ddr5, that probably wont be available for the consumer market for a pretty long time.

is it worth it to buy new ram now? depends, do you need a better kit and/or more capacity? 

I don't need it immediately but I was planning on building a new PC later this year once the RTX 3000 stocks stabilize and possibly Zen 3 CPUs come out. I was thinking of buying ram now though cause I was seeing a lot of discounts. I'm mostly worried about them going back up in price around November or December.

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10 hours ago, celerystruct said:

I'm mostly worried about them going back up in price around November or December.

i can't know how prices are going to be in the future, but in November black friday is going to be a thing and there might be some discounts for ram. 


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Ram prices are bottoming out right now, because stock is so over inflated. It is a pretty darn good time to buy.


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still kicking myself for not seeing that geil 32 gb kit early enough, 3200c16 2x16gb for 70 bucks...


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Posted · Original PosterOP
33 minutes ago, Fasauceome said:

Ram prices are bottoming out right now, because stock is so over inflated. It is a pretty darn good time to buy.

Neat! I have a Ryzen CPU and I'm thinking of upgrading to Zen 3 when it comes out. Should I try and buy something with 4000 MHz or will 3600 MHz be enough? 

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Just now, celerystruct said:

Neat! I have a Ryzen CPU and I'm thinking of upgrading to Zen 3 when it comes out. Should I try and buy something with 4000 MHz or will 3600 MHz be enough? 

3600 is plenty.


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Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - Dark moded Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

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4 minutes ago, celerystruct said:

Neat! I have a Ryzen CPU and I'm thinking of upgrading to Zen 3 when it comes out. Should I try and buy something with 4000 MHz or will 3600 MHz be enough? 

if you are planning to use it with zen 3, it's looking like it'll at least be 3800 with 4000 likely, but you can always oc a 3600 kit


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