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i am building my first computer and at the rate of how much i can save each month even at the end of September i will still be 300 short unless the price of intel i5 and 7950s drop in price



so my question is when do you dudes and lasses think the price will drop



any thing would be appreciated

thanks in advance
post #2 of 23
their price seems to be going up. the 7970 and the 670 4GB are getting to be better options.

there is a 7970 at one store i found selling for $370.
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Unless there is something forcing AMD to drop their prices I don't expect the prices to change that much, like Nvidia releasing a threat for the 7950 @ $300, or next generation cards came out.
Remember HD7950 orginally launched at $449 and now you can find it at lowest 279. That's more than a 60% drop in price for a current generation card.
Edited by HeadlessKnight - 3/8/13 at 8:56am
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Not sure why you would want to recommend GTX670 4GB? Yea GTX670 is a good card, but that 4GB of VRAM is quite useless IMO unless you plan on going for tri/quad-SLI. I think this has been said several times, but 670 simply doesnt have enough horsepower to benefit from that extra VRAM.
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post #5 of 23
In the UK the price is down. I bought my XFX HD7950 Double Dissipation 7950 shortly after they went on sale for about £350 but they are advertised on Scan.co.uk for £223 now, and don't forget that in the UK we pay 20% tax on virtually everything.
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In the UK the price is down. I bought my XFX HD7950 Double Dissipation 7950 shortly after they went on sale for about £350 but they are advertised on Scan.co.uk for £223 now, and don't forget that in the UK we pay 20% tax on virtually everything.

yer im in the uk and i save 35-40 a week so even at the end of september ill be short by 300

so either the cards and cpu come down or some how i get a job
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I guess you should opt for the job. The price of the 7950 has already dropped by a considerable margin (someone said 60% and I would believe that). I believe they retailed for something like 450$ at launch in Canada and they can now be found for under 300$. Intel CPUs never dropped in price for the last couple generations so you're out of luck there too.
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ive bought my monitors and my case now gonna continue to save and see how we go

opting for a job deffinetly if there was any to be had
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I guess you should opt for the job. The price of the 7950 has already dropped by a considerable margin (someone said 60% and I would believe that). I believe they retailed for something like 450$ at launch in Canada and they can now be found for under 300$. Intel CPUs never dropped in price for the last couple generations so you're out of luck there too.

True. I bought an i7 2600k on ebay new for £200, had it for 1.5 years and sold it without the box or heatsink for £155 so it cost me about 50p a week.
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also you can keep an eye on the marketplace here.. many people offering many stuff for a lower price. and if the seller is of high reputation you will probably end up with Flawless products
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