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When you say this people will automatically assume your budget is $1700. Just keep that in mind when taking people's advice into consideration.

Will keep that in mind. Well if the extra money is spent on something like ssd or case which I can reuse for later builds I wouldn't mind but I'd rather save some money on the parts you change frequently for after I get a bit of experience. biggrin.gif
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Will keep that in mind. Well if the extra money is spent on something like ssd or case which I can reuse for later builds I wouldn't mind but I'd rather save some money on the parts you change frequently for after I get a bit of experience. biggrin.gif

That is a very good idea that you have. When I built my pc I chose to go with an older quad core at the time (Had a friend selling it) with the intention of upgrading to ivy bridge later (Or sandy but that time has passed) so I really splurged on a high quality case that I would not get tired of and a high quality PSU and monitors.

As for buying separately or all together, think of it like this: There will always be something better out next week. Unless you have your heart set on a case and are 100% sure you want it then I'd say wait. If you know the case you want then go for it now because it may not be available later, however there will definitely be 50 or more new cases by the time you get around to buying your full pc.

EDIT: How do you want to cool the case? Are you thinking of / able to learn how to do water cooling? Or will you just be relying on air?
Edited by Crim427 - 4/12/12 at 10:57am
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Get everything at once.

Not everyone has a budget like that though. Dropping an entire paycheck (or two) at once isnt the best idea IMO. I'd say buy components like monitor, keyboard, mouse, ssd/hdd now and then buy the CPU/mobo when ivy bridge is released. Newegg and other retailers will surely have some new release deals on the ivy bridge or even some CPU/77mobo combo deals at that time. As much as i love buying new computer components, I have also realized that patience is very worthwhile. Good luck!
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Your answer helped shed some light on my problem.

I was just getting impatient looking at all the build threads and seems like I got the answers I needed. So I will try again at the beginning of next month.

Thank you all for the quick replies <3
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Not everyone has a budget like that though. Dropping an entire paycheck (or two) at once isnt the best idea IMO. I'd say buy components like monitor, keyboard, mouse, ssd/hdd now and then buy the CPU/mobo when ivy bridge is released. Newegg and other retailers will surely have some new release deals on the ivy bridge or even some CPU/77mobo combo deals at that time. As much as i love buying new computer components, I have also realized that patience is very worthwhile. Good luck!

Not everyone has a budget like that you are correct, however if he wants to buy it over say 2 months, he can just as easily save over 2 months to buy it at the end of the two months. Prices on SSDs are dropping and HDDs are as well since the flooding, there is really no reason to buy it spread out unless you know exactly what you want. It would make sense to buy a monitor, keyboard, mouse, case right now but that is about all I can think of, and even then you may be suffering buyers remorse tongue.gif
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