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Old 02-18-2009, 10:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I bought: OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 in a package deal with my CPU (which 1 day later won an award on Newegg, the CPU that is, lol) timing is 8-8-8-24

Question is, did I overpay for it?

comes to 150, -15 for deal, -20 for mail in rebate so:

$115 for 6GB, DDR3 1600.

I know the timings aren't the best around, see most people boasting of 7-7-7-20 and such, but will it make THAT big of a deal?

so I paid about $19 per GB of RAM, going from DDR2 -some ungodly low standard, not even 600- to it....
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Timings tend not to matter too much, as by the time the comp needs to go outside the CPU cache it's going tons slower anyway.
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I know the timings aren't the best around, see most people boasting of 7-7-7-20 and such, but will it make THAT big of a deal?
once at 1600mhz, timings don't really make a huge difference. With ddr2 they do, in the 800mhz and 1066 area.
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Short Answer: You did not overpay.
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You only overpaid if you don't overclock it
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Old 02-19-2009, 12:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I don't really think I overpaid at all since that extra $15 discount popped in with my CPU, since there's not really any 6GB RAM for $115 or less that I could find, with free shipping to me.

The original was to buy this: OCZ 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333, but it's slower and costs more, since that double rebate and all.
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