View Poll Results: What should I do?

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  • Don't buy anymore RAM

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  • Buy another 512 stick of Crucial

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  • Buy another 512 stick of Crucial Ballistix

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  • Buy another 512 stick, but other brand (please state)

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  • Buy 1GB of Crucial

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Thread: New Ram?

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    New Ram?

    Just wanted your opinion. Firstly, do you think 512mb is enough for now?

    Secondly, if I do decide I want 1gb, should I buy some RAM that isn't TwinMOS with Winbond (since Komplett don't seem to do it anymore), or should I buy a completely new set of RAM?

    If I do buy a new set of RAM (or add to the RAM I have) what type should I buy? At the moment I'm looking at either Crucial or Crucial Ballistix - but I could save quite a bit of money by going with normal Crucial. Do you think the timings are worth that much? Or is there some other RAM I should get (not expensive stuff like Corsair though - bit too pricey for me!)

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    Got to be a gig of the Ballistix mate. That will be my next purchase.

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    gig of crucial ballistix gets my vote too
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    can i ask what's so special about it?

    I think that a gig of patriot from Tekheads for £145 when it comes in stock is good for reasonably strict timings, or for high FSB and cheap prices £120 for a gig of GeIL Value from microdirect...this stuff will do 245mhz +

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    Whats so good about the ballistix ?

    Google

    http://www.google.co.uk/search?sourc...cial+Ballistix

    Crucial Ballistix PC-3200 (DDR-400), CL2-2-2-6, currently priced at US$74.99 for 256MB, and US$138.99 for 512MB

    yummy

    http://www.tomshardware.com/motherbo..._925xe-05.html

    http://www.crucial.com/ballistix/sto...=28&submit.y=8

    152.423 GBP for 2 * 512mb PC3200 sticks of it......now i wonder if the uk can compeat with that
    Last edited by Apex; 02-08-2004 at 11:48 PM.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Apex

    152.423 GBP for 2 * 512mb PC3200 sticks of it......now i wonder if the uk can compeat with that
    Nope £89 inc VAT per 512Mb stick less 4% if you buy 2 or the 5% web coupon (can't use both together).

    http://www.crucial.com/uk/search/src...l+UK&submit=Go

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    £178.58 thats some difference !

    mmm time to call uncel jeff to see what deal he can do for me



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    Quote Originally Posted by Apex
    £178.58 thats some difference !
    It's the difference in taxation.
    In the UK you are charged VAT at source on internet sales, in the US they don't charge sales tax out of state - you are meant to declare it & pay in your tax return if you buy from out of state (nobody does though so there is meant to be a change/crackdown coming).

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    Let them try m8 me and uncel jeff will be fine no matter what they do



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    Quote Originally Posted by Apex
    Let them try m8 me and uncel jeff will be fine no matter what they do
    Well, if they start charging at source too there won't be a lot that you & uncle jeff can do!
    Mind you 6-8% sales tax is better than 17.5% VAT

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    also come in handy when anty marry's company is vat registed



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    Quote Originally Posted by Apex
    £178.58 thats some difference !

    mmm time to call uncel jeff to see what deal he can do for me

    £178.58!!

    Cheaper with an inland gig of Corsair!

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