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Corsair Vengeance LED 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3000: $211.83 USD (~ $267 AUD) Delivered @ Amazon US

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First time poster: Been looking for 16GB of DDR4 RAM for my new PC build - Australian prices being quite high - $260 delivered (Amazon prime has a free collection from certain places) - if you don't have prime - just get the free 1 month subscription - don't forget to cancel like me.
I know RAM is expensive at the moment e.g. Mining, Dedication to smartphone and laptop memory - I also read an article about price fixing that is currently under investigation.
In any case if your up for a decent gaming build, then this RAM ticks the boxes

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    Nah, I will stick with my lightning fast ddr2 ram

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    I like ddr1

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      So fast !!!!

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        SDRAM baby

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          What’s wrong with EDO?

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    Why is RAM still so expensive. When I bought my system almost 2 years ago, 32GB was only $280 AU.

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      Due to short of stock I think. I bought mine same Corsiar RAM for my build in September 2016, only paid half the price around $130. I am not going to buy anymore RAM unless the price has come down to less than $150 again.

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        Agree - but my Motherboard went and I'm still riding my 1st Gen i7 - so decided for a full rebuild - Unfortunately I don't see price for RAM coming down any time too soon

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          Well if you need a new build then you have no choice but to pay the premium price. For everyone else who can still run their current builds well, don’t pay the exorbitant RAM prices at the moment.

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      a very long story short, its because of top 3 RAM manufacturing companies' overall market share. Samsung, Micron and SK Hynix takes up about 92% of the total RAM market. And due to high demand but low supply (usage of cloud system has gone up = expansion of server market), the top 3 companies' were able to take over the whole RAM market. Due to this, small companies gave up on developing/manufacturing rams and switched to developing other technologies.
      So the price won't come down anytime soon.

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        You're right that the supply is low due to the growth in demand, but as for the lack of entrants and those leaving the market, that's simply the price of continuing to develop the technologies involved and the processes required to create smaller and smaller silicon products.

        It's ridiculously expensive to do at a profitable scale, so they've simply exited the market.

        That being said, all of the remaining manufacturers have gone about building new plants, the largest and most important of which are Samsung's. They'll be at production scale very soon, which means the second half of this year should start seeing a price drop in SSDs, RAM and the VRAM cost in GPUs.

        The Samsung Evo 960's entry price is evidence of this process at work.

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      Still running my second generation i7 with 32GB of DDR3 no reason for me to upgrade yet!

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      Groundhog day.

      https://www.computerworld.com/article/2517728/government-it/...

      Its the usual Cartel behavior Don't believe anything else anyone says as its plain BS.

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        So they now increase the RAM price to recoup the fine.

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    Bought the exact same for $172 last yr. Just wow…

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    im selling new g.skill ddr4 3200 8g*2 kits on gumtree for $240 for 3 months but have only 1 kit so far. anyone could know the reason?

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      The only 3200 DDR4 I see on Gumtree are over $300. The prices have come down a little bit lately, you can get 16gb at 3600 for $260 on Newegg. Shipping is a extra but not if you're buying other system components.

      I'd love to buy my new system locally but can save $100s using Newegg even with the cost of shipping.

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      Scum tree is the reason, wrong buyers. Ebay buyer are mostly a different breed and generally pay top dollar, but thiose ebay fee's kill you, so just wait till they offer you a promo - They have one now.. sell 5 items and pay no final value fee.

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        ty for letting me know.
        getting on ebay now.

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      Because its second hand. You can expect to take a large hit for second hand items.

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    Since the item is sold from Amazon US and not Amazon AU, will the warranty be valid? How long does it take? Would it be best to purchase RAM locally for ease of warrant claims?

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      Not sure on the warranty - but RAM is pretty solid in terms of fail rates, which is why i bought it form the US - its GPU's and Motherboards that have a higher fail rate

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      No Australian warranty so if it fails (and Ram does also fail), it would need to be sent back to it's retail source.