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I plan to buy the following:
e6300 c2d
2gb gskill ram
evga 8800gts
160gb 7200rpm hd
22 inch sceptre lcd
And I guess thats it for the big stuff.

Anyway my friend wants me to wait till after xmas to order my rig because he says there will be crazy sales and I will save a bunch of money. All of this has to come from Newegg by the way.

I really want to order my stuff now and alot of it says holiday special and limited numbers per house etc and I don't see how it could get any cheaper. I also have to purchase before the end of the month to get the 6 months no interest/payments deal (I plan to pay it off within a couple months anyway). So waiting until January isn't an option.

So....will I really save a bunch of money by waiting to buy between 12/25 and 12/31 or should the specials now, combined with my crazy desire to get this thing in my possession make sense for me to order now?

If you guys honestly think I will save a bunch of money by purchasing in that little window I have between Christmas and the end of the year I will wait. Just looking for your input. Thanks a ton!!!!!!!!
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
e6300 @ 2.8 P5B-Deluxe 8800gts evga 2gb ddr2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160gb 7200rpm DVD-Rom XP Home 22" Sceptre Wide LCD 
PowerCase
700w OCZ Thermaltake Armor Series 
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e6300 @ 2.8 P5B-Deluxe 8800gts evga 2gb ddr2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160gb 7200rpm DVD-Rom XP Home 22" Sceptre Wide LCD 
PowerCase
700w OCZ Thermaltake Armor Series 
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post #2 of 6
Buy it now. Black Friday is over, and usually the already cheap stuff gets cheaper.......not the high end stuff.
    
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Samsung EVO 850 256GB Win 10 EVGA 500B Zowie EC2-A 
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Zowie GSR SHP 9500S + FIO E10K ASUS VG248QE Black 24" 144Hz 1ms  
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I don't see any of those parts getting cheaper.... For most of that stuff, demand is higher than supply, so they're not gonna dump those items. Plus, in several cases (E6300, The 8800GTS), there isn't a lot of real competition just yet...
    
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E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
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post #4 of 6
There won't be a difference in Christmas sales. If there is, not a lot. Buying it now will not be a bad decision.
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Asus P5W DH Deluxe EVGA GeForce GTX 260 896MB G.Skill 4GB DDR2 1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 x Wester Digital Caviar Black 750 GB RAID 0 LITE-ON DVD±RW/DVD-RAM w/ Lightscribe Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Acer AL2216W 22" Widescreen 
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Asus P5W DH Deluxe EVGA GeForce GTX 260 896MB G.Skill 4GB DDR2 1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 x Wester Digital Caviar Black 750 GB RAID 0 LITE-ON DVD±RW/DVD-RAM w/ Lightscribe Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Acer AL2216W 22" Widescreen 
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post #5 of 6
From what I've seen, the GeForce 8800 xxx series are getting, not cheap but, at the MSRP, so they're going down in price but I don't think there's going to be a "massive" price cuts after Xmas, if any, they could go back or stay the same as it is.

IMO, buy now. I'm waiting on a DX10 card myself but not sure which of the two and "IF" I can I'm saving a bunch of money and go for either one.
post #6 of 6
I am waiting also. If the 8800's will drop in price, It's not gonna happen until ATI releases a competitive card. Plus, there will e a larger choice of cards (8600's??) in the future.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
N/A Corsair HX520 Coolermaster Cavalier N/A 
Mouse Pad
N/A 
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E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
N/A Corsair HX520 Coolermaster Cavalier N/A 
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