Patriot Viper 3 Black Mamba 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 RAM - £88.99 Sold by GadgetLifestyle / Fulfilled by Amazon
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Patriot Viper 3 Black Mamba 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 RAM - £88.99 Sold by GadgetLifestyle / Fulfilled by Amazon

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Found 29th Nov
Wanted to upgrade an older system and this is the cheapest I've seen RAM go for a while.

Also 8GB (2 x 4GB) available for £47.99 from the same seller and at a faster 2,133mhz, both fulfilled by Amazon.

19 Comments

Bought these a couple of weeks ago. Hadn't heard of Patriot previously but gave them a go based on the star rating alone. Absolutely perfect performance so far - no complaints whatsoever.
Edited by: "daanuk" 29th Nov

Keep in mind that it's DDR3. They are not compatible with DDR4 motherboards.

DDR


3

There's a real issue when 16GB of RGB DDR4 RAM is cheaper than the standard ones.

icecreamwoman54 m ago

DDR 3


Ddr 3 is very expensive. I sold 8gb on ebay for 90 quid. I paid 35 a year ago for it...

Babbler17 m ago

Ddr 3 is very expensive. I sold 8gb on ebay for 90 quid. I paid 35 a year …Ddr 3 is very expensive. I sold 8gb on ebay for 90 quid. I paid 35 a year ago for it...


Whattt that must just be ebay prices going mad. I know RAM prices have gone up but you can buy an 8GB DDR3 stick used for £30-35 now, I mean CEX do it for £30.
Edited by: "salestion" 29th Nov

salestion6 m ago

Whattt that must just be ebay prices going mad. I know RAM prices have …Whattt that must just be ebay prices going mad. I know RAM prices have gone up but you can buy an 8GB DDR3 stick used for £30-35 now, I mean CEX do it for £30.


Yeah... It was laptop memory I sold so guess that may be why... But still its crazy triple price for used ram.

Babbler34 m ago

Yeah... It was laptop memory I sold so guess that may be why... But still …Yeah... It was laptop memory I sold so guess that may be why... But still its crazy triple price for used ram.


CEX still does it for £30, and with laptop ram they all look the same anyway so it matters even less what brand you get. You're right though, DDR3 prices have gone up, I bought 16GB for £40 3 years ago or so. Wouldn't say its gone up as exponentially as DDR4, especially seen as it is being produced less now too.

Meh used to be £200 for a 1 gig stick. Folk who say ram is expensive make me laugh.

All memory prices have gone up and ddr3 will start to get hit worst because it has been replaced so to be fair this is very good deal for both listed memory packs.

You can't even compare cex to this they sell second hand goods and anyone that does buy pc parts from them is a fool have you seen how they treat them also you dont have any warranty because if its faulty they will give you vouchers only which is useless
Edited by: "morty" 30th Nov

salestion8 h, 3 m ago

CEX still does it for £30, and with laptop ram they all look the same …CEX still does it for £30, and with laptop ram they all look the same anyway so it matters even less what brand you get. You're right though, DDR3 prices have gone up, I bought 16GB for £40 3 years ago or so. Wouldn't say its gone up as exponentially as DDR4, especially seen as it is being produced less now too.


As stated... wouldn't trust them - especially as no make or picture shown... so who knows what you will get!!

For what it's worth I've bought a few sticks of ram from CEX in the past couple of years and not had any problems with them.

For PC building on a budget they've been an incredibly helpful resource - and bear in mind you get a year (might be 2 years) warranty.

Although it's not fashionable to say it, you can still achieve high FPS 1080p gaming on LGA1150 boards in 2017 and if - like me - you didn't want to get rid of your whole rig and start again with a newer socket, these are great little cost effective upgrades.
Edited by: "daanuk" 30th Nov

Question: My motherboard says it’s compatible with up to 1600mhz ddr3. Would this faster memory be ok and just be limited to 1600mhz by the motherboard, or would it just give an incompatible ram failure?

morty8 h, 35 m ago

All memory prices have gone up and ddr3 will start to get hit worst …All memory prices have gone up and ddr3 will start to get hit worst because it has been replaced so to be fair this is very good deal for both listed memory packs.You can't even compare cex to this they sell second hand goods and anyone that does buy pc parts from them is a fool have you seen how they treat them also you dont have any warranty because if its faulty they will give you vouchers only which is useless


DDR3 is practically end of life, buying second hand is the best way to get it at a reasonable price. I've bought CPUs, GPUs, RAM and so much more from CEX without any issue. If the part has on issue on delivery as they've treated it poorly then you can return it no problem. And their warrenty states they can replace the part with another if in stock.

Babbler3 h, 13 m ago

As stated... wouldn't trust them - especially as no make or picture …As stated... wouldn't trust them - especially as no make or picture shown... so who knows what you will get!!


With RAM is doesn't exactly matter what you get so long as it is the right spec. I've bought atleast a thousand pounds worth of items from them and never once had an issue.

JonnyUK1 h, 18 m ago

Question: My motherboard says it’s compatible with up to 1600mhz ddr3. W …Question: My motherboard says it’s compatible with up to 1600mhz ddr3. Would this faster memory be ok and just be limited to 1600mhz by the motherboard, or would it just give an incompatible ram failure?


The 2 x 8 sticks are 1600mhz, it's the 4gb sticks which are faster.

The 2133mhz Ram will work on your board, but will down clock to 1600

jonnyuk .. yes you should be good to go.. you can always use "optimized settings" in your BIOS.

+1 just for posting a DDR3 deal

Damn I somehow missed this, do prices ever go this low normally?
I am thinking of selling my x2 4gb Corsair vengance ddr3 ram and getting x2 8gb ddr3...I hear its better to have x2 8gb than x4 4gb??

I will prob have to go down the second hand route...
Is there a big risk in buying second hand ram?
Edited by: "stovy" 9th Dec

stovy9th Dec

Damn I somehow missed this, do prices ever go this low normally?I am …Damn I somehow missed this, do prices ever go this low normally?I am thinking of selling my x2 4gb Corsair vengance ddr3 ram and getting x2 8gb ddr3...I hear its better to have x2 8gb than x4 4gb??I will prob have to go down the second hand route...Is there a big risk in buying second hand ram?


Back in stock
EDIT:
aaaaaaand its gone....
Edited by: "stovy" 12th Dec
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