PC memory prices reach lowest levels in years

TheBigFatClown

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I've seen only a slight drop (maybe a couple bucks) for my G-Skill FlareX 3200 (14-14-14-34) modules (F4-3200C14Q-32GFX) in the last 6 months. As everyone as is stating, crappy memory is dropping while premium memory prices haven't changed much.
I just bought a 16GB kit of G.Skill FlareX 3200 (16-18-18-38) for $99.00. I think your defining crappy memory relative to your own kit.. My kit is going to be 12.5% faster than the 2800MHz kit I bought 6 months ago for the exact same price. While they're not stuffing these kits in cracker jack boxes as the toy prize just yet, things have been trending in the right direction for a couple of months now.

I wonder how much lower they will actually go though? Did I buy too soon? I don't know. I guess I'm hedging my bets a bit.

These will be a great addition to my Ryzen system to maximize the performance of the iGPU. Or the APU as AMD calls it?
 

Lew Zealand

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16GB 3200 MHz

CL16-18-18 $79-99 depending on sale
CL16-16-16 $135
CL15-15-15 $155
CL14-14-14 $180

The value is just not there for low latency. 3200MHz is already fast for gaming, just get the cheap stuff.
 
I've seen only a slight drop (maybe a couple bucks) for my G-Skill FlareX 3200 (14-14-14-34) modules (F4-3200C14Q-32GFX) in the last 6 months. As everyone as is stating, crappy memory is dropping while premium memory prices haven't changed much.
Paying so much more for lower CL is nonsense. It makes little to no difference in most real-world scenarios. I'm surprised people still care about paying premium for it to be honest.
 

QuantumPhysics

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For anyone building a budget gaming PC, the price of storage is so low that you can easily afford a 128GB, 250GB, 512GB or 1TB SSD (all can be had for less than $100) and you can afford at least 16GB of DDR4 (less than $100).

GOOD TIMES.

The only downside is that the RTX cards you want are sky high in price and the older GTX models just don't shine as bright.