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About 1/4 of the way down the "Today Only" Page. Seems a cracking deal for 12GB of RAM. If you're wanting a cheap way to build a half way decent ESX server, you can get 24GB of RAM in a triple channel mobo for less than £260!

Today Only lasts all weekend.

Specs on this link:

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/12gb-(3x4gb)-corsair-vengeance-ddr3-pc3-12800-(1600)-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-9-9-9-24-xmp-150v

CORSAIR high performance Vengeance memory module 12GB (3x4GB) 1600MHz 9-9-9-24, CL9, 1.5V for motherboards using Intel triple channel processors. Vengeance memory modules provide users with outstanding memory performance and stability. Each module is built using carefully selected DRAM to allow excellent overclocking performance, and has a limited lifetime warranty.

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#1
http://static.scan.co.uk/Images/Products/1376626-a.jpg

Bought it mid-day Saturday and they shipped it out within 2 hours for delivery Monday!

Well chuffed...

Edited By: ollie2001 on Feb 06, 2011 00:41
#2
Bought this when it was £147 just after Christmas thinking it was unlikely to get any cheaper!

Very good value at this price, runs at low voltage at reasonable timings (can be tweaked a bit faster than advertised). Doubtful that the vast majority of users really needs all this capacity (6Gb tbh is overkill for most) but what the heck.
#3
love it, when will people actually realise that they are throwing their money away with their "pc enthusiast" minds...

great deal without doubt, but pc upgrades will never stop, its designed to be a perminant cash cow, you'll never have enough power for something lol..
#4
marktime
Bought this when it was £147 just after Christmas thinking it was unlikely to get any cheaper!



Same as
1 Like #5
love it, when will people actually realise that they are throwing their money away with their "pc enthusiast" minds...

Not sure what's meant by that, but, I assure you there are plenty of people out there that will benefit from 12GB+ of RAM; I know my database servers are going to be all over this deal. OP even states ideal for ESX users, which, I wholeheartedly agree with. £240 of RAM plus a couple of decent quad-core CPU and a load of cheap SATA disks makes for an ideal dev. environment or even playground machine.

There are plenty of HotUK'ers that make a living out of 'pc enthusiasm' as you put it.
#6
marktime
Doubtful that the vast majority of users really needs all this capacity.

VMware Lab????
1 Like #7
DudeyGeeza
love it, when will people actually realise that they are throwing their money away with their "pc enthusiast" minds...great deal without doubt, but pc upgrades will never stop, its designed to be a perminant cash cow, you'll never have enough power for something lol..

I'd only have wasted my money on food or keeping warm otherwise, much better to have all that redundant computing power at my disposal surely.
#8
i bought a 24 GB kit last month and love it. Perfect for Family server and anything else I do on it.
#9
I have only skimmed through this article. I am still wanting a rig mainly for Photoshopping (the article supports that need). This 12Gig is the kind of capacity I want. If I got 6 to start and then realised I need more would I be able to 'simply' add more memory? I have a notion its best to get it all in one go = low variability between sticks.

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/ram-memory-upgrade,review-32053.html


Edited By: Meathotukdeals on Feb 06, 2011 13:14
#10
Meathotukdeals
I have only skimmed through this. I am still wanting a rig mainly for Photoshopping (the article supports that need). This 12Gig is the kind of capacity I want. If I got 6 to start and then realised I need more would I be able to 'simply' add more memory? I have a notion its best to get it all in one go = low variability between sticks.


http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/ram-memory-upgrade
,review-32053.html

well it depends on what motherboard you have really
do you have 4 slots?(assume so if you want 12GB)
are they all free and clear?
eg do you have a cooler that may foul the ram slots?
If you could afford it then i would just buy em in oe go
but i dont see too much harm in buying 6bg and adding more if you need it

Edited By: custardy on Feb 06, 2011 13:16
#11
Meathotukdeals
I have only skimmed through this. I am still wanting a rig mainly for Photoshopping. This 12Gig is the kind of capacity I want. If I got 6 to start and then realised I need more would I be able to 'simply' add more memory? I have a notion its best to get it all in one go = low variability between sticks.http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/ram-memory-upgrade,review-32053.html

Presuming you have an x58 board with 6 RAM slots, yes you would be able to fit another 6 gig later if needed, as you say probably will avoid potential incompatibilty problems by using this sort of kit but I doubt that would be a problem in all honesty.

If you are overclocking then there's more of a reason to stay with 3 rather than 6 sticks as it puts less strain on the memory controller and is more likely to give you greater stability.

No great user of PS myself but I know a lot of people have been saying for the majority of users 6 gig is enough but I guess if you're planning on keeping your current setup for a few years might be worth the investment in more memory whilst it's cheap.
#12
Fantastic Deal. Any recommend a nice dual socket mobo that would appreciate this ram? ESX lab seems like a lovely idea.
#13
In layman terms, what's ESX?
1 Like #14
bras0782
In layman terms, what's ESX?
It's a virtualisation server so it lets you run more than one virtual machine on the same computer. So with 24GB of RAM and dual quad-core CPUs you could run say 20 virtual machines at once, installing different stuff on each one. This would let you run 20 servers without buying 20 different physical machines. It's useful for software developers working on networked software as they can simulate an entire network within a single computer. There are other uses too.
#15
marktime
Bought this when it was £147 just after Christmas thinking it was unlikely to get any cheaper!

Yeah, memory is a good investment, its price never drops.
#16
Thanks guys but at the mo can't even decide where to go..intel or amd.

the new rig i'm wanting is still at the wanting stage! :)
#17
Meathotukdeals
Thanks guys but at the mo can't even decide where to go..intel or amd.

the new rig i'm wanting is still at the wanting stage! :)


Intel all the way.
AMD can't seem to keep up in the processor department.
#18
K1LLER HORNET
Meathotukdeals
Thanks guys but at the mo can't even decide where to go..intel or amd.

the new rig i'm wanting is still at the wanting stage! :)


Intel all the way.
AMD can't seem to keep up in the processor department.


If you're getting a system that might want this level of memory, then probably yes Intel would be a better bet.
But for a slightly more normal build, AMD are not a bad option. The motherboards are cheaper, and the processors are fine if you're not planning on editing 4k video full time. A 6-core setup is also quite affordable and may be better than a similarly priced Intel equivalent if your software can use the cores.
#19
I was going the sandy bridge route till someone tipped me about the problems and the need to at some future stage replace the motherboard. thats a big deal to me.

and then there is the amd bulldozer thing out soon...difficult time to decide what to do.
#20
alasrati
bras0782
In layman terms, what's ESX?
It's a virtualisation server so it lets you run more than one virtual machine on the same computer. So with 24GB of RAM and dual quad-core CPUs you could run say 20 virtual machines at once, installing different stuff on each one. This would let you run 20 servers without buying 20 different physical machines. It's useful for software developers working on networked software as they can simulate an entire network within a single computer. There are other uses too.

can i do this on a netbook?
#21
DudeyGeeza
love it, when will people actually realise that they are throwing their money away with their "pc enthusiast" minds...great deal without doubt, but pc upgrades will never stop, its designed to be a perminant cash cow, you'll never have enough power for something lol..


welcome to world of tech....i will put my house on a bet that within 30 years we will all be laughing at this post with the puny 12gb memory.........bet the memory cache in 30 years will be 12gb if not more

almost 30 years ago you were lucky to have 16mb storage on say a zx81 (and that was an extra option)

Edited By: royals on Feb 06, 2011 19:13
#22
royals
alasrati
bras0782
In layman terms, what's ESX?
It's a virtualisation server so it lets you run more than one virtual machine on the same computer. So with 24GB of RAM and dual quad-core CPUs you could run say 20 virtual machines at once, installing different stuff on each one. This would let you run 20 servers without buying 20 different physical machines. It's useful for software developers working on networked software as they can simulate an entire network within a single computer. There are other uses too.


can i do this on a netbook?


Doubt it, you wouldn't be able to run ESX(i) server on one, you might get away with Microsoft Virtual PC or VMWare Server (both free) as long as you have 4/8GB RAM installed in said netbook. Mind you, it would be dog slow with an Atom CPU.
#23
Ollie I think he was taking the ****.
#24
will this make my copy of manic miner run any faster>?...;)
#25
DudeyGeeza
love it, when will people actually realise that they are throwing their money away with their "pc enthusiast" minds...

great deal without doubt, but pc upgrades will never stop, its designed to be a perminant cash cow, you'll never have enough power for something lol..


Moot point, you could say that about practically any piece of technology, let alone a PC.
#26
royals
almost 30 years ago you were lucky to have 16mb storage on say a zx81 (and that was an extra option)

More like 16KB not MB.
#27
Yeah but with a RAM pack on your snazzy ZX Spectrum world is your oyster (_;)

http://www.flashbackgames.co.uk/shop/Item.asp?ProductTitle=CHEETAH_ZX_SPECTRUM_32K_RAM_PACK&ProductID=166

Edited By: Meathotukdeals on Feb 06, 2011 21:54
#28
For a laugh I put 8GB DDR3 in an acer netbook/ ultraportable 10" acer thingy at work - runs windows 7 host and windows xp guest really well. Felt dirty doing it. Its the most spoilt Celeron Low voltage ever!
#29
alasrati
bras0782
In layman terms, what's ESX?
It's a virtualisation server so it lets you run more than one virtual machine on the same computer. So with 24GB of RAM and dual quad-core CPUs you could run say 20 virtual machines at once, installing different stuff on each one. This would let you run 20 servers without buying 20 different physical machines. It's useful for software developers working on networked software as they can simulate an entire network within a single computer. There are other uses too.


Thanks. So is it like VMWare, or something different?
1 Like #30
ESX is a VMware product so yes. The main difference between ESX and something like the normal VMware Workstation is that you install ESX directly onto the hardware instead of a normal operating system. So VMWare Workstation runs on top of Windows or Linux whereas ESX replaces Windows/Linux (it is Linux based though I believe). Also ESX has advanced features like being able to provision more RAM than you actually have and other stuff.
#31
Good stuff this, I've maxed out 12GB already just running a couple of exchange and sql servers.

As for the AMD vs Intel, best bang for buck right now is the AMD 6-cores. Although if you can afford it and with this level of RAM going for an i7 is probably a good idea!
#32
I've got a Dell PowerEdge 2900 iii Server that I use Hyper V with. I've got 8GB at the moment but that's in DDR2-5300. So would this stuff work or do I need some kind of server specific memory?
#33
zulfkar97
Good stuff this, I've maxed out 12GB already just running a couple of exchange and sql servers.As for the AMD vs Intel, best bang for buck right now is the AMD 6-cores. Although if you can afford it and with this level of RAM going for an i7 is probably a good idea!

Wouldn't touch an I7 SB at this moment in time, wait a few months for them to sort it out and released a fixed processor.
#34
fmgod
zulfkar97
Good stuff this, I've maxed out 12GB already just running a couple of exchange and sql servers.As for the AMD vs Intel, best bang for buck right now is the AMD 6-cores. Although if you can afford it and with this level of RAM going for an i7 is probably a good idea!


Wouldn't touch an I7 SB at this moment in time, wait a few months for them to sort it out and released a fixed processor.


What's wrong with the I7 SB? I was thinking of buying a 2600K setup soon.
#35
screamingninja
fmgod
zulfkar97
Good stuff this, I've maxed out 12GB already just running a couple of exchange and sql servers.As for the AMD vs Intel, best bang for buck right now is the AMD 6-cores. Although if you can afford it and with this level of RAM going for an i7 is probably a good idea!

Wouldn't touch an I7 SB at this moment in time, wait a few months for them to sort it out and released a fixed processor.

What's wrong with the I7 SB? I was thinking of buying a 2600K setup soon.

issue with the sata ports on some boards

http://www.scan.co.uk/ShopS/INTEL/news
#36
Can we unexpire this? It's back on this weekend! Same price :) Fill ya boots!
#37
alasrati
ESX is a VMware product so yes. The main difference between ESX and something like the normal VMware Workstation is that you install ESX directly onto the hardware instead of a normal operating system. So VMWare Workstation runs on top of Windows or Linux whereas ESX replaces Windows/Linux (it is Linux based though I believe). Also ESX has advanced features like being able to provision more RAM than you actually have and other stuff.


Thanks for the explanations

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