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If I'm buying a mobo/cpu in late november.. Do I wait?

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Do I wait for the new technology, or shop for amazing prices on current hardware during that time?

I tend to upgrade every two years, so I'm not sure if this will be worth the purchase.

I plan on spending $400 on just a motherboard/CPU. I don't mind adding $100-200 if the new hardware won't be marked up so high during the holiday.

So i7-2600k + Asus P8Z68 Deluxe.

Would there be anything during black friday - cyber monday that I should consider picking up as a gaming enthusiast (who sometimes renders gameplay footage of himself)?
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ok..from recent..experience..do NOT wait for new technology..it may just..be bad..get something that is proven to be good biggrin.gif btw..that's about my budget atm,too..and it's either that OR..1366 ..i've already played with sandy bridge ,though..it's fast..but like gappo said.."a monkey can oc sandy bridge" ..just my 2cents.gif
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Nothing to wait for at that time. Sandy Bridge-E will be out. Ivy will come out next year but if you get a 2600k you can just swap it out with Ivy Bridge as it's also a 1155 socket.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by critical46;15410712 
Nothing to wait for at that time. Sandy Bridge-E will be out. Ivy will come out next year but if you get a 2600k you can just swap it out with Ivy Bridge as it's also a 1155 socket.

Right, and what's this talk about x79 or is it x78 motherboards?

Is that for the 1155 socket Sandy bridges we have now, or for the Sandy Bridge-E coming out (which is the i7-2700k right? or am I wrong?)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Schmuckley;15410706 
ok..from recent..experience..do NOT wait for new technology..it may just..be bad..get something that is proven to be good biggrin.gif btw..that's about my budget atm,too..and it's either that OR..1366 ..i've already played with sandy bridge ,though..it's fast..but like gappo said.."a monkey can oc sandy bridge" ..just my 2cents.gif

Sounds like you're mad at BD ;p
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I guess I'll try to score a 2600k or 2500k for an amazing deal with a ASUS or ASROCK Gen.3 board (they both seem to have great reviews).
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