Originally Posted by chump
Well i am getting ready for Windows 7 and want to go with 64 bit so i can have more memory. The memory i bought before Newegg.com - Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 Desktop Memory Model KHX8500D2K2/4G - Desktop Memory
was only $48. I want to go and buy 2 more to have 8gb memory but now they are $100?! was it on sale before?
Also i am trying to buy a new HD. Any suggestions? I want to dual run the OS's and transfer files over and then make the second HD (my orginal) a slave drive.
And (sorry for all the questions) should i upgrade my power supply which is only 450w. Since my orginal build i went froma Phenom II 710x3 to a x4 950 so I am thinking it might not be able to handle that with more memory and 2 HDs.
Recession hit and people began to stop buying RAM. Thus, many companies had huge warehouses full of RAM but the demand that was once very high, went very low. Hence, these companies began to dump large quantities of RAM for very, very low prices so they did not have to pay the large warehouse storage prices.
After a few months, the huge surplus of RAM was sold at those rock bottom prices. Thus, the supply no longer far outweighed the demand. This has now led to a large increase in RAM prices [because now the supply is so much smaller than before].
Hope this answers your RAM questions...
Many companies are dumping excellent power supplies for incredibly low prices lately. I recently purchased a couple of different PSU's at or near the 700 watt range and one is modular and each PSU was under $40.
Last, several companies are also dumping HD's at very low prices [I purchased a huge Samsung 1.5 Terabyte HD w/ 3 yr warranty from Fry's last week for $79]. If you look around, you can still find killer deals on lots of different computer components [I check Fatwallet everyday for super steals].
I have often built incredibly nice machines for much less than 50% of the normal costs. You just have to be patient and look around and do your homework.
Have a good one!