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    I'm starting my 6 yearly upgrade from a 2500k.

    Looking at DDR4 Prices and there insane. looking at £120 for 16gb of ram and roughly £99 on eBay for speeds of 2400mhz which isn't a great jump from DDR3.

    what is the cause of such prices? and are they expected to stay the same? I begrudge paying £100 for ram when both DDR3/4 where £60 for 16gb 6months ago.

    cheers Dingo

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    Been that way for a while now, shortage of it and also collusion, apparently. Just gotta suck it up lad.

    I upgraded 3 months ago and got some lovely Corsair 3200mhz was £125 for 2x 8
    Edited by: "ritchiedrama" 12th Jun

    Brexit, greed, supply and demand, limited availability, cartel, etc.
    Take your pick.
    Edited by: "Oneday77" 12th Jun

    Would a 4790born4690k not be an option? More than capable and u get to keep ur ram

    Original Poster

    would require a new mobo sadly. I'm limited upto a 3rd Gen with my Gigabyte Z77-DS3H

    Why not get a i7 2600k or 2700k it would still be an upgrade and only around £120 uk.webuy.com/pro…00K

    Give it another couple of years, your current CPU is still sufficient for most uses.

    emodan

    Why not get a i7 2600k or 2700k it would still be an upgrade and only … Why not get a i7 2600k or 2700k it would still be an upgrade and only around £120 https://uk.webuy.com/product.php?sku=SCPUINTI72700K#.WT-M_JArIuU



    Because it'd only amount to a ~5% gain.

    Original Poster

    I won't be investing in my socket any more, think I've reached the peak of its potential and overclocking. It's worth noting i use my system for photoshop, premiere pro and cubase on occasions so it's worth investing in the multithreads

    pritchdingo

    I won't be investing in my socket any more, think I've reached the peak … I won't be investing in my socket any more, think I've reached the peak of its potential and overclocking. It's worth noting i use my system for photoshop, premiere pro and cubase on occasions so it's worth investing in the multithreads




    Well an i7 2600k would be an improvement, not as small as 5% either like the other user suggested, but yeah by now it's time to upgrade properly to Ryzen or the new intel line/7700K or something.
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