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Corsair 6GB (3x2GB) Corsair XMS3 DDR3 PC3-12800 (1600) £65 @ Scan
Corsair  6GB (3x2GB) Corsair XMS3 DDR3 PC3-12800 (1600) £65 @ Scan

Corsair 6GB (3x2GB) Corsair XMS3 DDR3 PC3-12800 (1600) £65 @ Scan

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The XMS3 family is Corsair.s mainstream line of performance DDR3 memory. These modules allow users to experience outstanding memory performance and stability. Available in Corsair's new XMS heat spreaders, each module is built using carefully selected RAMs.

This 6GB triple kit memory solution runs at an incredibly fast 1600MHz at CAS latency of 9-9-9-24. So not only do you get to run your system at 1600MHz but with these tight Latency timings your system performance will rock.

this is a preorder but is very cheap for those like me who can wait

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Original Poster

http://static.scan.co.uk/Images/Products/1008131-a.jpg

its £65.76 but HUKD's was playing up and wouldnt take the exact price

I had a look on Scan and they only show two sticks in the pic...Could it be a mistake? because this price is incredible!

This would be back to the good old days of ram prices if this is true.

David Gill

I had a look on Scan and they only show two sticks in the pic...Could it … I had a look on Scan and they only show two sticks in the pic...Could it be a mistake? because this price is incredible!



must be a mistake. if you only get two sticks you can always complain as it is advertised as 3 sticks of 2GB

great price btw voted hot

Amazing price, wow it's about time memory went down in price

Size: 6GB (3x2GB)
Memory Model: XMS3
Triple Kit: Yes
TwinX: No
QuadX: No
Memory Type: DDR3
Memory Type (ECC): Non-ECC
Memory Type (R/U): Unbuffered
Memory Speed: PC3-12800 (1600)
Pins: 240
CAS Latency: 9-9-9-24
Heat Spreader: Yes
Voltage: 1.65 V

says a TRIPLE kit so must be right picture is irrelevant.

Good deal, but need DDR2 not DDR3

Why is everybody assuming that all HotUK members get free delivery from Scan? Delivery should be included in the post.

Am I correct in thinking these only work on triple channel mobos with the 1366 chipset (i7 processors only)?

i currently have 3gb of g skill memory rated at the same speeds, my asus P6T deluxe board only supports up to 1600mhz anyway so anyone think it's worth upgrading?

chaywa

Am I correct in thinking these only work on triple channel mobos with the … Am I correct in thinking these only work on triple channel mobos with the 1366 chipset (i7 processors only)?



This ram will work on any DDR3 mobo, triple/dual channel just relates to the slots on the mobo, A stick of ram, is just a stick of ram.

Ideally it just makes more sense to buy ram in 3's if you have a triple channel mobo,

But yes, any i7 motherboard, this ram will fit, or any other motherboard that supports DDR3 Ram

WelshJester

i currently have 3gb of g skill memory rated at the same speeds, my asus … i currently have 3gb of g skill memory rated at the same speeds, my asus P6T deluxe board only supports up to 1600mhz anyway so anyone think it's worth upgrading?



You won't see massive gains, but if you have an i7 it may be worth upgrading just for the extra headroom. If you ebay'd your g-skills it would probably cover your costs too

Fantastic price if true, paid twice this for similar RAM back in June. Currently showing as pre-order - did they have stock when this was originally posted?

This is the newer version of this kit too (with the improved heat spreaders), the older TR3X6G1600C9 kit is currently £92.97 on Scan.
Increasingly thinking this is a misprice based on the dual channel kit - especially as the pic shows two sticks.

Edited by: "marktime" 14th Nov 2010

Great deal, although as has been noted, its the wrong picture, i think these sticks are the blue ones, these have the same manufacturer code:

overclockers.co.uk/sho…-CS

Still very good deal


these were around this price at ebuyer a couple weeks ago now back up to 100 good price

Great price and deal, if they honour this ... I paid £108 just a few months ago

Fantastic price +1

I sell DRAM at work. Not surprised by the price at all. It's going through the floor at the moment.

We buy a similar Kingston module for £17.50 + VAT at the mo

seems to be preorder only now and gone up to £65.76. Piping hot deal. Paid more than this for 3GB last easter and that was 1333MHz. Might be time to sell my 6 1gb dimms and upgrade to these!

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greeno

I sell DRAM at work. Not surprised by the price at all. It's going … I sell DRAM at work. Not surprised by the price at all. It's going through the floor at the moment. We buy a similar Kingston module for £17.50 + VAT at the mo



so you sell decent heat spreader Kingston 1600mhz for around £22 then, where do i buy that then? Kingston memory is not as good as Corsair nether is there customer service aswell as that this is cheaper and is delivered and backed up by scan.

What's the story with the Scansure insurance? Any problems with RMAs if you don't take it out? Always used ebuyer and have never seen anything like this.

It does say it’s a clearance item if you look at the page for DDR3-1600 so the price seems fine by recent low standards.
You can buy 4GB Kingston DDR3 1600MHz HyperX for £50.79 from Ebuyer which is not much more than this per GB if you have to pay postage from Scan - ebuyer.com/pro…260

Just out of interest, what would give you better performance when using DDR3 memory, 2x3gb sticks, or 3x2gb sticks?

Damn, paid £100+ about 1 month ago...

bobmorley

Just out of interest, what would give you better performance when using … Just out of interest, what would give you better performance when using DDR3 memory, 2x3gb sticks, or 3x2gb sticks?



Not aware there are any 3Gb sticks out there. If you are asking about the performance of dual v tri channel performance then obvioulsy tri provides more bandwidth but most users would be hard pressed to see a huge difference in anything other than benchmarking atm.

Original Poster

Bogroll Warlord

What's the story with the Scansure insurance? Any problems with RMAs if … What's the story with the Scansure insurance? Any problems with RMAs if you don't take it out? Always used ebuyer and have never seen anything like this.



Its if you damage the item when fitting it, its for people that don't know how to build a PC and its not needed with ram as its idiot proof its only really worth it if you are spending loads on a board and CPU and your new to building then if you bend pins on the board or CPU they should in theory replace the item.

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Agharta

It does say it’s a clearance item if you look at the page for DDR3-1600 s … It does say it’s a clearance item if you look at the page for DDR3-1600 so the price seems fine by recent low standards.You can buy 4GB Kingston DDR3 1600MHz HyperX for £50.79 from Ebuyer which is not much more than this per GB if you have to pay postage from Scan - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/239260



Would choose the Corsair any day of the week over Kingston , I bought 8gb 4x2gb sticks in January for my i5 build and it was the 1600mhz Corsair with the blue heatspreader and that was £92 per dual channel kit so nearly £200. I wanted the Dominator but it was way more money for sticks with the same timings and unless your massively OC the memory its not worth it but it turned out that the XMS3 sticks where just as good as the dominator.

It makes you sick that something that cost so much money 10 months back has become so cheap and with DDR3 being pretty new then if your like me you wouldn't be loosing out just buying a set to put in a draw till your next project comes along, Im thinking of upgrading to a i7 950 and a X58 board and will need another 4gb of memory to make the 12gb which will leave me a stick to put in my current setup to give to the daughter so that would work for me and this memory should run nice with my current Corsair.

polly69

[quote=Agharta] Im thinking of upgrading to a i7 950 and a X58 board .

how many of these rams/sticks can you fit on the set up you mentioned, not good at this please clarify?

thanks

fcuk

how many of these rams/sticks can you fit on the set up you mentioned, … how many of these rams/sticks can you fit on the set up you mentioned, not good at this please clarify?thanks



Majority of x58 boards have 6 DDR3 slots and work in tri-channel. You populate the slots with multiples of three, so 3x2gb=6gb, or 6x2gb=12gb for example. Of course, you can fit other combinations (e.g. 2x2gb=4gb) but the board will not utilise tri-channel in this case.

4gb sticks are slowly becoming more popular and less expensive (although still too costly to be a feasible alternative atm) so you could obviously fit these in multiples of 3 for a total of 12gb or 24gb.

Does that make sense?

Banned

This ram will work on any DDR3 mobo, triple/dual channel just relates to … This ram will work on any DDR3 mobo, triple/dual channel just relates to the slots on the mobo, A stick of ram, is just a stick of ram.Ideally it just makes more sense to buy ram in 3's if you have a triple channel mobo,




Please note that the above is absolutey wrong; single dual and triple channel support is a feature of different motherboards and refers to the number of memory channels that can pass data simultaneously - basically how many acn be working at once. The colours of the slots on your motherboard give you a clue i.e if you have four RAM slots and they are 2 different colours you can have 2 dual channel memory kits. The best way to ensure that you get dual channel performance is to use matched pairs of RAM in each of these colour slots. If you have a motherboard (e.g the new i7 mobos) that support triple channel then this set would be particularly good for you.
I always appreciate input from other HUKD members when it is meant constrcutively but it needs to be factually correct guys.

It was factually correct, this ram will work on any ddr3 motherboard.

ricky is still correct there are 3 sticks but dual/tri channel is down to the motherboard

u can buy this and use 2 sticks for dual channel, this is still ddr3 standard memory and will work on any ddr3 supported mobo

marktime

4gb sticks are slowly becoming more popular and less expensive (although … 4gb sticks are slowly becoming more popular and less expensive (although still too costly to be a feasible alternative atm) so you could obviously fit these in multiples of 3 for a total of 12gb or 24gb.


I’ve seen some sweet deals for 4GB sticks recently putting them almost at £10 per GB. Price parity between 2 and 4 gigabyte sticks seems to have happened in some cases almost overnight:

Kingston 8GB (2x 4GB) DDR3 1,333MHz CL9 1.5V £81.79 Delivered @ CBC
store.cbccomputers.com/pro…/8G

polly69

so you sell decent heat spreader Kingston 1600mhz for around £22 then, … so you sell decent heat spreader Kingston 1600mhz for around £22 then, where do i buy that then? Kingston memory is not as good as Corsair nether is there customer service aswell as that this is cheaper and is delivered and backed up by scan.



Google around.. The head spreaders are more for brand recognition and decoration than actually enhancing performance at the low end.

Yes, we buy Kingston at around that price £18.xx for their HyperX 1600MHz 2GB modules yesterday. This part - KHX1600C9AD3/2G

Scan's service is great if you're a managed account. The problem 'historically' with "kits" is that some people would require you sending the whole kit back as opposed to just the DIMM. Unless of course you were willing to post it to Holland in the case of Corsair.
Edited by: "greeno" 18th Nov 2010

Price is now £93.01.

I bought it when the OP posted, payment has been autorised and I received the confirmation email.

Nice find.

1. 6GB 3x2 CMX6GX3M3A1600C9 XMS3Estimated Lead Date = 24/11/2010

Original Poster

greeno

Google around.. The head spreaders are more for brand recognition and … Google around.. The head spreaders are more for brand recognition and decoration than actually enhancing performance at the low end.Yes, we buy Kingston at around that price £18.xx for their HyperX 1600MHz 2GB modules yesterday. This part - KHX1600C9AD3/2GScan's service is great if you're a managed account. The problem 'historically' with "kits" is that some people would require you sending the whole kit back as opposed to just the DIMM. Unless of course you were willing to post it to Holland in the case of Corsair.



There wouldnt be any posting to Holland as its RMA to Scan and you think that heatspreaders are for branding and you say you sell ram? the heat spreaders on quality memory are to dissapate heat from the memory chips allowing for faster speeds and better overclocking and the branding has nothing to do with it ram manufacturers change the heatspreaders all the time so there's no easy way to tell one from the other.

Anybody recieved theirs yet? or know when its due

I think my estimated lead date was 15/11/10

I still haven't received mine either...

My estimated lead date was listed as 22nd Nov. I'm expecting it by the end of next week at the latest.

I wonder how long before we find out if this is cancelled or not?

if I get this ram Im probably going to build an i7 pc, if not I might go for an i5 which I was thinking before this deal came up, espically as both the motherboards would have been around the same price.
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