G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 $95 or $81 shipped

Binky

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cytoSiN

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Finally...been waiting for the Ares sticks to go down in price. For anyone interested, there's also a 4-stick 16GB kit available with slightly tighter timings (9-9-9) for $90 shipped, or in blue if you prefer.
 
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Ricochet

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Used the emailed promotional code for an additional 15% off. (APRMEM15)

$80.74 shipped.
 

Binky

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Damn, why doesn't newegg send ME those codes? Code confirmed working. I hope newegg lets me modify my order!
 

cytoSiN

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Damn, why doesn't newegg send ME those codes? Code confirmed working. I hope newegg lets me modify my order!

They will if you call them today. I'm batting 1.000 on that front in many, many at bats...
 

drshivas

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Awesome, and thanks for the 15% off code too, Ricochet! I just put a $50 x-mas newegg gift cert to use, and got these for $30.74 shipped! And don't forget ebates too :)
 

Stoneburner

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I ordered this even though i have 4 x 4 gbs of G.Skill ripjaws and 4 x 2gbs of other ram laying around. I suppose ill use 16 + 8 when i finally upgrade because I dont even have a ddr3 platform yet :)
 

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I ordered this even though i have 4 x 4 gbs of G.Skill ripjaws and 4 x 2gbs of other ram laying around. I suppose ill use 16 + 8 when i finally upgrade because I dont even have a ddr3 platform yet :)

This...just...but...lol :D
 

Gillbot

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Other options:

G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory
Your Price: $83.99
With Promo Code
EMCNFNE44
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory
Your Price: $43.99
With Promo Code
EMCNFNE45
G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
Your Price: $212.49
With Promo Code
EMCNFNE46
GeIL EVO CORSA Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
Free 8GB Flash Card with Purchase!
Your Price: $107.99
With Promo Code
EMCNFNE48
GeIL Black Dragon 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10660) Desktop Memory
Free 8GB Flash Card with Purchase!
Your Price: $89.24
With Promo Code
EMCNFNE49

I bit on the Geil Black Dragon myself.
 

Termie

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I ordered this even though i have 4 x 4 gbs of G.Skill ripjaws and 4 x 2gbs of other ram laying around. I suppose ill use 16 + 8 when i finally upgrade because I dont even have a ddr3 platform yet :)

This will work out well for you if a tsunami suddenly wipes out all the DRAM manufacturing facilities in Asia.

Stranger things have happened...
 

Jiggz

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OS RAM caching instead of SSD caching? I kid...

I remember in the old days there was the capability to create a virtual harddrive in rams upon boot and assign it as the VM drive. Isn't that possible anymore?
 

Gillbot

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I think most x58 boards have a 24GB limit. Hope you have something like this: http://www.guru3d.com/article/asus-rampage-iii-black-edition-review/

Google, it is your friend.

MANY MANY MANY people report success with x58 and 48gb of ram. Even some of the later motherboards are listed as supporting 48gb.
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1366/Rampage_III_Black_Edition/

What's so special about that x58 board that would make it support 48GB while all the others can "only" support 24gb? NOTHING. It's all in the BIOS microcode I suspect and since many boards share microcode, do you think they'd omit it? Unlikely.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/304996-30-asus-deluxe-48gb-confirmation
 

Termie

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Google, it is your friend.

MANY MANY MANY people report success with x58 and 48gb of ram. Even some of the later motherboards are listed as supporting 48gb.
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1366/Rampage_III_Black_Edition/

What's so special about that x58 board that would make it support 48GB while all the others can "only" support 24gb? NOTHING. It's all in the BIOS microcode I suspect and since many boards share microcode, do you think they'd omit it? Unlikely.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/304996-30-asus-deluxe-48gb-confirmation

Most x58 boards were introduced before 8GB sticks existed, so it could simply be that they didn't contemplate 48GB in the specs, but as you've acknowledged, most original x58 boards listed 24GB as the maximum. Perhaps there's nothing different in the newer boards that list 48GB. Certainly worth a try.
 

Gillbot

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Most x58 boards were introduced before 8GB sticks existed, so it could simply be that they didn't contemplate 48GB in the specs, but as you've acknowledged, most original x58 boards listed 24GB as the maximum. Perhaps there's nothing different in the newer boards that list 48GB. Certainly worth a try.

My point being, I did SOME research before buying as I would suggest anyone else should also. I'm not going into this blind and hopeful. ;)
 

bankster55

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I would prefer the 32GB 1600 Ares which is $289 on NE now
Ripjaws doent fit under my HS fan and I dont use 1333
But the 1333 Ares 32GB is $209 no code
And 2 Ares 1600 16GB kits are not guaranted to work as 32GB. ($238)
Wonder if the 8GB sticks are an easy O/C to 1600 or if they have an 1600 XMP profile
Guess I'll have to call them
GSkill will let you return or exchange just about anything for any reason