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Sorry if I'm in the wrong sub!

So, as you can tell from my sig, it has been quite a while since I've done any shopping. I'm starting to feel like it's time to build a new one feeling since my motherboard/GPU broke, so I might as well replace the whole thing.

Two questions!

1- Is it a good time tech-wise to build a new rig?
2- How good are the deals today? Are they worth rushing the shopping for or should I wait till X-Mas?

So, pull that trigger o not?

Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 17
Judging on your current build, i would say that it is time for a new one.

May I ask, what do you normally use your computer for?
post #3 of 17
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The only intensive task is gaming. I'm definitely upgrading, but I don't know if there's some major tech coming out I should wait for.


How good a deal is this CPU? Should I jump on it or are there better bang for the buck chips?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2372989

My budget will probably be around $1500 if that changes anything.
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post #4 of 17
I guess it's a better time today then never, wouldve been even better if you had started ordering and began to assemble on black friday. some deals come and then go, but now is still alright to get deals.
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post #5 of 17
Well you could wait for Haswell (Intel's 4gen chip) should launch in April and then you could cash in nicely on some used parts from people upgrading (though I guess you might be able to do the same from ppl upgrading from Black friday)
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post #6 of 17
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Is Haswell waiting for? I know there's always a big thing right around the corner but some are worth it and some aren't.
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post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by Farin View Post

Is Haswell waiting for? I know there's always a big thing right around the corner but some are worth it and some aren't.

For you, probably not. Your current system is pretty old and weak, so an upgrade now would be pretty significant. Haswell is expected to bring about a 10% clock for clock improvement, along with lower power consumption and significantly better integrated graphics. So really nothing to write home about compared to an Ivy CPU now.
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by Forceman View Post

For you, probably not. Your current system is pretty old and weak, so an upgrade now would be pretty significant. Haswell is expected to bring about a 10% clock for clock improvement, along with lower power consumption and significantly better integrated graphics. So really nothing to write home about compared to an Ivy CPU now.

Granted an Ivy or even a Sandy bridge setup will completely destroy his current setup but Haswell is going to be a new socket and so 1155 is kinda at the end of its run (as far as upgrade path)

Just throwing it out there
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post #9 of 17
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Oh I know, I'm buying pretty much the whole thing except for maybe the mouse and keyboard. I'll buy a new GPU/Mobo for this one and keep it as a backup, gonna be a pain in the ass finding a motherboard for it though.

And that settles it, new rig time!
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post #10 of 17
What do you plan on buying?

I just built a new rig, with a 3570K in it. This thing runs like a dream, and I bought that Samsung 1600 ram kit, it's awesome. Got mine overclocked to 2133 on the first try thumb.gif
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