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CPU purchase now or after Christmas?

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Do prices tend to fall after holidays or do they offer sales to try to get the holiday rush?
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Do prices tend to fall after holidays or do they offer sales to try to get the holiday rush?
they increase for christmas, so wait until the new year for the january sales
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yea there are usually cheaper in jan/feb boxing day is the best
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Or you can wait until next Fall for some interesting products
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Hmm... It's a hard one. If you're like me, you like having your stuff during Christmas since you get 2 weeks to tinker with it. IMO, you should try after and see some of the prices.
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if you're trying to get a s939 dual core chip i don't suggest waiting because supplies might be drained....
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ok i'll be patient a bit longer, january at least. (the 2 weeks don't apply to me since I don't get a christmas break since i'm not in school)

When are the new products due? That will drive prices down even more ;-)
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Are they still producing 939 cpu's ?
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Eh... I don't think so. Buy it now if you can actually... My X2 sold out on newegg about a week after I bought and they didn't restock.
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Eh... I don't think so. Buy it now if you can actually... My X2 sold out on newegg about a week after I bought and they didn't restock.
They are not producing S939 CPU's anymore. I would suggest waiting though; until 4x4 gets mainstream, AM2+ is out, AM3 is incoming, etc.

All of that is a while from now, but you will probably upgrade again at that time too. I am looking at this from a poor perspective, so if you have a job and you have the money:

P.S. A SD should last you a while
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