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Old October 7, 2013, 07:46 AM
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I am starting to look for deals on a CPU/Ram/MOB upgrade for my desktop. I have found someone local that is selling 4x4gb (16gb) of ddr3 for $75. The issue is that he says it has no brand (no pictures and I haven't seen it yet) and its only 1333mhz (though supposedly 1.5v CL9). If I buy new I would likely get 2x4gb (half the amount, but probably all I need) for that price on sale. I am in no rush, since I don't think I will get all my components until blackfriday/boxing week sales (or the BST on here).

The question is, do I buy or not?

Right now I am leaning towards not purchasing and getting some quality 1600+mhz 2x4gb. What would you do?

EDIT: Thanks for the opinions. Going with my and everyone else's opinion and saying pass to this random ram.
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Old October 7, 2013, 07:59 AM
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RAM prices are out the window now, since you are in no rush it's a no brainer, I would wait for black friday and quality ram..
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As above.
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Old October 7, 2013, 11:50 AM
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Possible that the rising prices will keep going to Nov and negate any savings from Black Friday?

I wouldn't go for 1333 myself, sure go second-hand (from someone you trust and can test / give back to) but I wouldn't buy 4x4gb and certainly not @1333. But thats just me..
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Old October 7, 2013, 11:52 AM
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Sounds good everyone. Thanks. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't making a bad call. I will stick with my gut feeling and say pass.
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Old October 22, 2013, 10:59 AM
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Hopefully they drop on black friday, but will see.
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Old October 22, 2013, 06:44 PM
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I'd want to know for sure that the memory I picked was going to work with the motherboard I picked. I've had boards that were very picky about memory. YMMV
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