Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 Kit for £84.97 [Currys]
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Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 Kit for £84.97 [Currys]

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Found 8th Mar
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at Currys PC World you get the 16GB DDR Corsair Vengeance Kit for the price
of £84,97

Idealo: £126,28€

  • Outstanding performance at an attractive price


  • Great for overclocking


  • Make your system build budget go farther


  • Compatibility:Intel® and AMD Processor platforms.
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ddr2 are a lot cheaper
bobo5317 m ago

ddr2 are a lot cheaper


Where are you finding ddr2 on the cheap that's Intel compatible?
Ok for someone upgrading an old PC but pretty useless for anyone looking to upgrade to a newer platform or build a new PC as DDR3 hasn't been used since Haswell, over 5 years ago. DDR3 has always remained relatively cheap compared to DDR4 simply because demand is dropping off and there is always plenty of it in the second hand market. Most ppl will want newer systems that you (sadly) cannot run on DDR3

Now if someone could show me some DDR4 for this price I would be well impressed. It's the high price of DDR4 that puts me off upgrading my Ivy Bridge or Haswell builds. That and they still hold up pretty well really...
Edited by: "ST3123" 8th Mar
ST312323 m ago

Ok for someone upgrading an old PC but pretty useless for anyone looking …Ok for someone upgrading an old PC but pretty useless for anyone looking to upgrade to a newer platform or build a new PC as DDR3 hasn't been used since Haswell, over 5 years ago. DDR3 has always remained relatively cheap compared to DDR4 simply because demand is dropping off and there is always plenty of it in the second hand market. Most ppl will want newer systems that you (sadly) cannot run on DDR3Now if someone could show me some DDR4 for this price I would be well impressed. It's the high price of DDR4 that puts me off upgrading my Ivy Bridge or Haswell builds. That and they still hold up pretty well really...


Well i have a i5 haswell i built 2.5 years ago and i’m liking the price here so HOT from me!
Good price. Needs to state 1600MHz speed.
bobo534 h, 13 m ago

ddr2 are a lot cheaper


Even if they were compatible DDR2 would be much more expensive than DDR3 and DDR4.
Edited by: "RiverDragon8" 8th Mar
KarlReading39 m ago

Well i have a i5 haswell i built 2.5 years ago and i’m liking the price h …Well i have a i5 haswell i built 2.5 years ago and i’m liking the price here so HOT from me!


Was going to respond to this comment as well but I have ST... muted from similar pointlessly argumentative/inflammatory posts. Similarly, I built a Devil's Cannon 4790K that uses DDR3. It runs at 4.9 GHz, so despite being "2014 technology", it will compete with an *over-clocked* i5-8600K or i7-7700K. So much for Moore's law.
Edited by: "Scottc123" 8th Mar
Scottc1239 m ago

Was going to respond to this comment as well but I have ST... muted from …Was going to respond to this comment as well but I have ST... muted from similar pointlessly argumentative/inflammatory posts. Similarly, I built a Devil's Cannon 4790K that uses DDR3. It runs at 4.9 GHz, so despite being "2014 technology", it will compete with an *over-clocked* i5-8600K or i7-7700K. So much for Moore's law.


Perhaps you should try reading my posts fully instead of skimming them and you might see I was only trying to advise and said myself in agreement that my own Ivy Bridge and Haswell systems are still going strong, my point was just that a deal on DDR4 would be WAY more useful for the majority with newer systems and looking to build, which I doubt anyone could deny...
Scottc12321 m ago

So much for Moore's law.


I dont think do not understand Moore's law.
dijital13 m ago

I dont think do not understand Moore's law.


I don't understand you.
Got excited for a second then, thought it Was DDR4, heat anyway.
dijital35 m ago

I dont think do not understand Moore's law.


He meant that price was supposed to fall in accordance with the progression of tech following Moore's law. It was implicit, but I understood.

At least I thought I understood...

I scoffed at someone's previous suggestion on here and then ate humble pie when I followed their advice by buying sticks of matching 8GB RAM for £24 from CEX. I needed it for an old machine I had lying around. CEX give two years guarantee too and for such an old machine I didn't wanna fork out £60 from Amazon. Worth checking your local for stock.
Edited by: "Blurigard" 8th Mar
Blurigard8th Mar

He meant that price was supposed to fall in accordance with the …He meant that price was supposed to fall in accordance with the progression of tech following Moore's law. It was implicit, but I understood.At least I thought I understood...I scoffed at someone's previous suggestion on here and then ate humble pie when I followed their advice by buying sticks of matching 8GB RAM for £24 from CEX. I needed it for an old machine I had lying around. CEX give two years guarantee too and for such an old machine I didn't wanna fork out £60 from Amazon. Worth checking your local for stock.


I always pop into my local CEX to check what they have. If you got 4 RAM slot you could buy 4x4GB DDR3 for £48. If by any chance any are faulty then it's easy to get a replacement or refund.
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Edited by: "RiverDragon8" 8th Mar
RiverDragon827 m ago

I always pop into my local CEX to check what they have. If you got 4 RAM …I always pop into my local CEX to check what they have. If you got 4 RAM slot you could buy 4x4GB DDR3 for £48. If by any chance any are faulty then it's easy to get a replacement or refund.[Image]


You can also take along other garbage you want rid of to take a bit more off the cost too!
ST31233 h, 6 m ago

Ok for someone upgrading an old PC but pretty useless for anyone looking …Ok for someone upgrading an old PC but pretty useless for anyone looking to upgrade to a newer platform or build a new PC as DDR3 hasn't been used since Haswell, over 5 years ago ....


Still plenty of motherboards available for new builds using DDR3 e.g GA-Z170-HD3 on amazon atm.

Yes, DDR4 runs at 1.2V and DDR3 could stress the memory controller, so DDR3L is probably safer (this deal is not DDR3L), but for that mobo, Gigabyte explicitly support DDR3L and DDR3:

- 4 x DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 64 GB of system memory
- Support for DDR3 3200(OC) / 3100(OC) / 3000(OC) / 2933(OC) / 2800(OC) / 2666(OC) / 2400(OC) / 2133(OC) / 2000(OC) / 1866(OC) / 1600 / 1333 MHz memory modules
- Support for DDR3L 1866(OC)/1600/1333 MHz memory modules
Edited by: "Hootwo" 8th Mar
DDR1 is even cheaper.
Still dont see the need to upgrade from a i7-4790 and ddr3 plays pretty much anything i throw at it.

Not a bad price considering the state of the market even for ddr3.
Not bad but for DDR3 I would rather have a look on ebay. There is not much that can go wrong with memory.
bobo535 h, 53 m ago

ddr2 are a lot cheaper


DDR2 was never cheaper, not for this kind of capacity anyway.
Wow, I didn't realise just how bad memory prices currently were. I remember getting this exact kit back in 2011 for around £75, and that seemed high at the time, having missed out on some daily deals in that same week.
How much difference will it make to my old 7 year old PC to upgrade from 4gb to 8gb?

Im trying to work out if its worth upgrading my pc further or buy new? My specs are

AMD Athlon II x3, 4gb ram, GA-MA74GMT-S2 motherboard. I was thinking of a better AMD Processor? So much choices.
Buckyball14 h, 45 m ago

Not bad but for DDR3 I would rather have a look on ebay. There is not much …Not bad but for DDR3 I would rather have a look on ebay. There is not much that can go wrong with memory.


Erm, there's lots that can go wrong with memory!
Joshimitsu911 h, 31 m ago

Erm, there's lots that can go wrong with memory!



Really? I had in 25+ years not a single defective memory stick.
Buckyball54 m ago

Really? I had in 25+ years not a single defective memory stick.


Well I think the odds are that most people never have a problem, same with most things. But memory is certainly something that can fail over time (or just straight out the box). Best advice if you're buying second hand is to make sure it's from somewhere you can return it, and also run a memtest overnight when you get it, hopefully that would bring up any dormant issues.
Hootwo8th Mar

Still plenty of motherboards available for new builds using DDR3 e.g …Still plenty of motherboards available for new builds using DDR3 e.g GA-Z170-HD3 on amazon atm.Yes, DDR4 runs at 1.2V and DDR3 could stress the memory controller, so DDR3L is probably safer (this deal is not DDR3L), but for that mobo, Gigabyte explicitly support DDR3L and DDR3:- 4 x DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 64 GB of system memory - Support for DDR3 3200(OC) / 3100(OC) / 3000(OC) / 2933(OC) / 2800(OC) / 2666(OC) / 2400(OC) / 2133(OC) / 2000(OC) / 1866(OC) / 1600 / 1333 MHz memory modules- Support for DDR3L 1866(OC)/1600/1333 MHz memory modules


I wasn't aware of this. Good to know. If I found a really good deal on a Kabylake CPU I would get one of those boards and try and take my memory across as that is a major cost eliminated. I have 16GB of pretty good 1600MHZ DDR3, which is still considered a lot even now. Still would need a good CPU deal to make it worth doing as I don't feel my current system is slowing me down but if I could mitigate most of the cost selling my old CPU and board it may be worth a go...
Gort19518th Mar

DDR1 is even cheaper.


SD-RAM must be free by now!
ST31238th Mar

my point was just that a deal on DDR4 would be WAY more useful for the …my point was just that a deal on DDR4 would be WAY more useful for the majority


Which has no bearing on this deal as DDR3 is still used in very many systems.
I bought a couple of packs of this when it was posted at £90 and running great on an i7-3930K (hex core i7 at 4.2Ghz, no slouch), I was looked at Cex or ebay but the difficulty with ram is that it can be easy to damage it by mishandling but also faulty ram can be a pain to diagnose as the machine may just randomly BSOD, it needs work with memtest to thoroughly test it. Although this isn't the outright cheapest way to get DDR3 ram, I think it's a great price for memory with a proper warranty.
I took the plunge and purchased 2 x 4GB DDR3 from CEX, cost £21.50, as one i ordered off their website, one i had on a local shop, excellent price cheaper than Ebay. Seems to work well so far. And you get a 2 year warranty.
Edited by: "robertfrancis1975" 15th Mar
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