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Old April 19, 2012, 09:36 AM
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I bought 6 sticks of 1600MHz XMS3 RAM at the same time, was $340, just had it appraised, worth $50 right now.
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Old April 19, 2012, 11:51 AM
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Damn, yea it looks like many of you have done something similar. Good to know I am not completely alone on this . I think my current motherboard cost me around 379.99, my CPU was 349.99 and the ram 489.99 and after shipping and taxes, that is quite a loss to take if I sold it all off for cheap.

I have been considering building a server for home/personal use. So maybe I can just use these parts for that instead, even if it be overkill for a basic server to hold my media and important files. If i was to build a server from scratch I would probably be looking at spending within the range of what my hardware is worth now anyways. It makes sense to keep the higher quality parts instead of selling them and using the money to buy low end modern parts for my server, this way I don't have to take a big loss as well.

And yea, the ram is a very nice looking kit. I build a new rig every 1.8 years or so, and looks are important to me. I really like the black/red theme and probably will stick to that for a while as long as EVGA and ASUS keep making their Classified and ROG editions of motherboards. That's also why I chose that ram mixed in with the fact that it was top stuff back then.

This is my current build, I intend on going hydro nvidia cards in the future so for now I have GTX 460s that I purchased off a good seller here on HWC. I have no sleeving on the 2nd card considering I bought 2x 6 pin red sleeved cables and 2x 8 pin ones for the big cards but haven't got around to purchasing them yet. But yea, Red/Black looks great imo.

Anyways, thanks for the info everyone. Appreciate it.
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I agree, I recently started purchaseing sets that used to retail for 4-500, for around eighty to a hundred bux a set. I have a set of Hypers that run 800 6-6-6-20 @ 1.65v, there is not much difference running BBSE @ 1000 7-9-7. I think in my case I am seeing the limitations of what my imc or what X58 can do
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Old April 28, 2012, 10:24 PM
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I agree, I recently started purchaseing sets that used to retail for 4-500, for around eighty to a hundred bux a set. I have a set of Hypers that run 800 6-6-6-20 @ 1.65v, there is not much difference running BBSE @ 1000 7-9-7. I think in my case I am seeing the limitations of what my imc or what X58 can do
Yea, I am starting to lean towards buying high end stuff but not extreme high end considering how fast things go obsolete. It's just not worth it unless you make a ton of cash and it's not a problem.
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Old April 29, 2012, 03:21 PM
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If whatever you are doing on your PC is heavily RAM dependant, then that kit will be awesome for you. If you are using your PC for average stuff like web surfing and light gaming you won't notice a difference between your kit and 30 dollar Kingston Value Ram. Now that you have the RAM, don't sell it just keep using it. In time, when DDR3 gets replaced, kits like yours will be very scarce and probably go back up in value. For example, DDR costs more than DDR3.
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Old May 3, 2012, 05:14 PM
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If whatever you are doing on your PC is heavily RAM dependant, then that kit will be awesome for you. If you are using your PC for average stuff like web surfing and light gaming you won't notice a difference between your kit and 30 dollar Kingston Value Ram. Now that you have the RAM, don't sell it just keep using it. In time, when DDR3 gets replaced, kits like yours will be very scarce and probably go back up in value. For example, DDR costs more than DDR3.
I agree, keep the ram. It's so rare with those timings to find now a days. Not sure if something like that is out there with those timings. That is some sick ram. Put it on ebay for 300 bucks, maybe you will get some to buy in!
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Old May 3, 2012, 11:45 PM
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Relish is as much as you can. I don't spend much on RAM anymore.
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I've spent over 650$ for a Geforce 6800GT in the old days so I know what it is to waste money...
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Old May 6, 2012, 06:41 AM
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I remember when i bought my first machine.. ram was about $1.40 per MB
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Old May 6, 2012, 03:32 PM
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I remember when i bought my first machine.. ram was about $1.40 per MB
Yes I remember buying 128mb sd ram stick on sale for 150 bucks! and at that price, that was a steal of a deal lol
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