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Old April 2, 2007, 09:22 AM
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Default OCZ SLI pc 7200 memory reviewed by TechGage

They overclocked these bad boys by 33% which is impressive, but it seems that the 8500 version of these modules can be had for even cheaper- Not too long ago NCIX had the wrong price on the OCZ SLI memory, charging about 500 bucks for a pair, but that has long since been fixed and they are very affordable right now.



"When OCZ first released their XTC heatspreaders in late 2005, who knew what was to follow? Since that time, we've seen many spreaders based off of the XTC and some entirely new ones, such as the Flex XLC and Reaper HPC. The kit we are looking at today takes care of something I've wanted ever since I first laid eyes on the XTC... the color. To me, nothing looks cooler than black, whether it be the product itself or the PCB. Sadly, the PCB on these modules are not the same color as the spreader... but hey, we can't have it all.
Last year, I had taken a look at an incredibly similar kit to this one. In fact, it has the same specs, the only difference is the black spreader. It was not until I received these new ones that I realized how similar they were. This could be a good thing though. The Platinum 7200 was one of my favorite kits of last year. They looked great and offered extreme performance for the price. I am hoping to be equally impressed today."

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Old April 2, 2007, 01:11 PM
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HA! I just checked NCIX, and they're still asking $519 (I thought they had lowered it at some point)- guess you won't be picking these up there.....

That must be an outright mistake- especially when you can pick up the 8500 version at Canada Computer for $289- well at least NCIX price-matches


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The 7200 kit is expensive because it's "rare" as far as memory kits go. NewEgg doesn't have any in stock, and Zipzoomfly (both US sites) has only a few. There are far more of the PC2-8500 versions around, which are why they are so much cheaper.

Supply and demand makes no sense sometimes. $500 is insane... but $289 for the 8500 version is much easier to stomach and should be worth it. They are a tad cheaper in the States, but Canucks get ripped off.
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