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China to look into potential price fixing from major NAND suppliers

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Because this has nothing to do with shitty ass China "corporations" trying to get into the market... and of course China is on the up and up when it comes to market competition.

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4 hours ago, Zodiark1593 said:

Know what, I'm semi-glad to be on DDR3 as the prices aren't so stupidly high. 16 GB for about $130, though that is still much higher than I would pay.

Yeah when I was planning on upgrading I was debating just upgrading to the 4790K, which while it was older, meant I could keep my 12GB of ram. Honestly If I didn't know somebody who I knew would buy my old DDR3 sticks and a few other parts I probably would have stayed on that Phenom II system...

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On 12/29/2017 at 4:21 AM, PianoPlayer88Key said:

So assuming the NAND makers ARE found guilty of price fixing ... how long until prices flash-cut back down to something like this?

 

 

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Could it possibly happen within a few days or weeks of the investigation's finding?  

 

Even better, I'd love for anyone who bought at a higher-per-GB cost than the screenshot, since then, to either get a refund to what the price SHOULD have been, or a free upgrade to higher capacity / faster RAM.  For example, say you bought 16GB (2x8) of DDR4-2666 for $200.  You'd either get refunded something like $130, or, get a free 32GB (2x16) DDR4-4266 kit shipped to you.

(And if you had already maxed out for that platform - for example 128GB DDR4 on HEDT, they'd send you like 512GB DDR4 Registered ECC along with a compatible motherboard & CPU. :P Okay that last one's a bit of a dream xD)

OMG are you freaking kidding me? That's how cheap DDR4 was? Fuck me, now for that price I can only get a low frequency 8GB module from a no name brand.

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On 12/28/2017 at 8:21 PM, PianoPlayer88Key said:

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2x16GB DDR4 SO-DIMM 2133 for $126.99

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10 minutes ago, NvidiaIntelAMDLoveTriangle said:

OMG are you freaking kidding me? That's how cheap DDR4 was? Fuck me, now for that price I can only get a low frequency 8GB module from a no name brand.

Man, and $200 for that type of set was what I thought was the old price...

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15 minutes ago, NvidiaIntelAMDLoveTriangle said:

OMG are you freaking kidding me? That's how cheap DDR4 was? Fuck me, now for that price I can only get a low frequency 8GB module from a no name brand.

You used to be able to find 64GB ECC (4 sticks) for that price... 


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Honestly I actually had no idea how cheap DDR4 really was, I only know its price for the last 8-9 months, since that's when I started to look in building a new system.

I just checked and tripled checked to be sure that price from above is for laptop memory and while I can't find the exact model here is what I would pay right now for just one 16GB stick:

https://www.emag.ro/memorie-kingston-16gb-sodimm-ddr4-2400mhz-cl17-1-2v-ecc-kvr24s17d8-16/pd/DVCM27BBM/

The conversion to that price in dollars is 361$, just for one stick. So 32GB would be 722$.

 

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29 minutes ago, ARikozuM said:

You used to be able to find 64GB ECC (4 sticks) for that price... 

Was going to get a screenshot, but can't fit enough on screen on mobile ... Well, just go look up DDR2 ECC buy-it-now prices on eBay. (Especially the 8GB DIMMs in lots, 32/64/128GB, etc.) :o

 

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And  thought that paying $130 usd (with shipping from the US to Australia) for 2x8GB @ 2800MHz was expensive as hell since a 4x4GB kit of DDR3 cost me about $90 usd in 2014. I don’t care who, but someone has to fix this somehow.  


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Yah the system i assembled for a guy has RAM the same price as the CPU, more expensive than the motherboard and a total of 1/6th the cost of the system total almost... RAM needs to get down to what it was when I built my Haswell machine, and PSUs too could take a nice dive because a CX450 is almost as much as my damn G2 650W was... 


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On 30/12/2017 at 4:03 AM, NvidiaIntelAMDLoveTriangle said:

OMG are you freaking kidding me? That's how cheap DDR4 was? Fuck me, now for that price I can only get a low frequency 8GB module from a no name brand.

I paid 130 euro for my 2666 MHz 4x8GB kit last year


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15 minutes ago, Fetzie said:

I paid 130 euro for my 2666 MHz 4x8GB kit last year

I do have to thank you all for pointing out how much DDR4 really costed, I was eager to build a new system this year, but now I'll wait until prices go down. I'm ok with my system for now, it's not like I really need a new one.

By contrast this is the cheapest kit I found right now:

https://www.emag.ro/memorie-hyperx-fury-black-32gb-ddr4-2666mhz-cl16-hx426c16fb2k4-32/pd/DWV487BBM/

In dollars that is 481$ shipping not included. xD

 

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1 hour ago, NvidiaIntelAMDLoveTriangle said:

I do have to thank you all for pointing out how much DDR4 really costed, I was eager to build a new system this year, but now I'll wait until prices go down. I'm ok with my system for now, it's not like I really need a new one.

By contrast this is the cheapest kit I found right now:

https://www.emag.ro/memorie-hyperx-fury-black-32gb-ddr4-2666mhz-cl16-hx426c16fb2k4-32/pd/DWV487BBM/

In dollars that is 481$ shipping not included. xD

 

At this point, I would probably start looking at X99 and ECC RAM off-loaded/sold by server shops. Those sticks may be slow and the ECC would be useless for most consumers, but at least it only costs a finger. 

 

4 hours ago, Bananasplit_00 said:

Yah the system i assembled for a guy has RAM the same price as the CPU, more expensive than the motherboard and a total of 1/6th the cost of the system total almost... RAM needs to get down to what it was when I built my Haswell machine, and PSUs too could take a nice dive because a CX450 is almost as much as my damn G2 650W was... 

Maybe computer hardware is becoming more expensive as a whole? This might be an interesting development, if true, but hopefully not. 


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31 minutes ago, ARikozuM said:

 

Maybe computer hardware is becoming more expensive as a whole? This might be an interesting development, if true, but hopefully not. 

Yah everything is going up, except motherboards and air coolers


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