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Re: New computer time
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2012, 11:54:48 PM »
what's with the price of hard drives at the moment. I just went to order a couple more and on eBuyer they appear to be just about double the price I paid for the same drives last summer?

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Re: New computer time
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2012, 12:14:08 AM »
what's with the price of hard drives at the moment. I just went to order a couple more and on eBuyer they appear to be just about double the price I paid for the same drives last summer?

Floods in Thailand have destroyed the factories that made the majority of HDD. All of the major computer parts sellers in my area will only sell you one HDD at a time.
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Re: New computer time
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2012, 12:39:17 AM »
what's with the price of hard drives at the moment. I just went to order a couple more and on eBuyer they appear to be just about double the price I paid for the same drives last summer?

As Spinner says, it's the floods in Thailand cause a shortage. Haven't noticed the prices increase by much on the 2tb drives.  8)

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Re: New computer time
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2012, 05:22:14 PM »
I haven't priced any in my area since well before Christmas, they seem to be up about $25-$30 Cdn. on a 1 TB drive.
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Re: New computer time
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2012, 07:27:47 PM »
I get most of m PC stuff from Ebuyer and have done for donkeys'

Toshiba 500gb 2.5 HD £33.38 in July, now £65. (I use them in caddies as plug in backups - have about a dozen of them)
Hitachi 2TB 3.5 HD - £43.65 in July - they don't do the exact model now but 2TB HDs are now between £96 & £140

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Re: New computer time
« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2012, 08:58:38 PM »
Prices will rise even further. It will last till 3rd quarter of this year. It will take that long before production will be back to demand. (according to importers to wholesale)
I believe the DVD and CD market is feeling this as well.

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Re: New computer time
« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2012, 10:52:00 PM »
I'm pretty close to sorting out the new comp from a independent builder and I'm pretty much looking at this ;
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> intel Core i7 2600k Quad Core 8M Cache 3.40 GHz, 
> 8GB DDR3 Corsair 1600 single module x2,  or 8GB Corsair Memory DDR3 1600 (4 x 2GB)
> 1155 ASROCK Z68 PRO 3 - Z68 chipset - 4 x DDR3 2133 - Gig Lan - SATA 2 & 3 - USB 3 & 2, 
> 2000Gb SATA Hard Drive SATA 3,   
> DVD+/- RW - 24X (Pioneer DVR-S19LBK), 
> ATI HD 5450 1024MB PCI Express DDR DVI, 
> CiT 2206 Black Midi Case with 500W PSU, 
> CiT 500W Black Edition PSU, 
> Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev 2 CPU Cooler, 
> Integrated  Sound Card, 
> Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit, 
> TP-link wireless PCI adapter TL-WN350G,

but I would like to know which is better to have 2x4gb ram or 4x 2gb ram or does it not really matter. The price difference is £6.50 and the mobo has 4 memory slots
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Re: New computer time
« Reply #22 on: January 26, 2012, 11:03:00 PM »
> 8GB DDR3 Corsair 1600 single module x2,  or 8GB Corsair Memory DDR3 1600 (4 x 2GB)
but I would like to know which is better to have 2x4gb ram or 4x 2gb ram or does it not really matter. The price difference is £6.50 and the mobo has 4 memory slots
Thanks Irv

Always go for the 2x4gb ram as that will leave two slots free, in-case you need to upgrade to more memory at a later date. Otherwise, the rest looks great.  :tup:

 

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