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DDR2 RAM Purchasing Decision

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dryworm, Mar 7, 2007.

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Which one is it gonna be?

  1. OCZ Platinum Rev. 2

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  2. BUFFALO Firestix

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  1. dryworm

    dryworm Thread Starter

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    I'm building a new rig, and I'm wondering which one of these I should purchase:

    OCZ Platinum Revision 2 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2-800 CL 4-4-4-15 Dual Channel Kit Retail
    Manufacture Part# OCZ2P800R22GK
    at a price of $171 AR($25)

    OR

    BUFFALO Firestix 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Retail
    Manufacture Model FSX800D2C-K2G
    at a price of $195

    Prices include shipping and taxes, so no worries about that.

    Also, please let me know if you found similar deals for cheaper.

    So please choose between the two based on reviews, experience, and the sort.


    I thank you beforehand,


    a comrade
     
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  3. Sherry22160

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  4. dryworm

    dryworm Thread Starter

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    Oh, thanks, but you see, I do care about price, and I don't have a motherboard yet.

    Thank you though!
     
  5. Sherry22160

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    Well I would say you are Putting the Roof on before you have built the Walls...if you know what I am getting at...

    I always choose the MB "FIRST" and go from there.
     
  6. telegramsam

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    To add to Sherry22160's point: If you buy RAM, you've severely limited your motherboard choices. DDR2 800 motherboards are EXTREMELY picky with RAM. Don't buy RAM until you know which motherboard you will be getting. Your RAM choices will then be listed for you on the motherboard manufacturer's website. Don't be another victim of not doing the homework before buying and spending hours troubleshooting--only to find that you have 1.8v instead of 2.2v RAM and your board won't support it. It's a frustrating place to be.

    I don't know where you saw those prices, but be sure you're looking at newegg.com.
     
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