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I am about to get a new rig - but is there anything on the horizen that is worth waiting for? Will I kick myself for buying now?

I don't really play games, so am more concerned about the nuts and bolts of my system becoming redundant if a new socket type is brought out due to any new chips that might be coming etc (?).

I am thinking about going for the set-up below, but I'm not in any real rush so could wait a month or so if need be.

I'll be stuck with the system for about 3 years so dont want to make the wrong decision

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ASUS P5B Deluxe/WiFi-AP iP965, S775, PCI-E (x16), DDR2 533/667/800, SATA II, SATA RAID, ATX
£123.13

Intel Core 2 Duo E6300, Socket 775, 1.86 GHz, 1066MHz FSB, Allendale Core, 2MB Cache, Retail
£113.96

256MB Asus Radeon X1950Pro, PCI-E(x16), Mem 1400MHz GDDR3, GPU 581MHz, 36Pipes
£123.48

250 Gb Seagate ST3250620AS Barracuda 7200.10, SATA300, 7200 rpm, 16MB Cache, 8.5 ms, NCQ
£54.91

Antec NSK6500 uATX/ATX Super Mid Tower, has Hi-Efficiency 430W ATX12v v2.0 PSU
£72.49

1GB CorsairXMS2, DDR2 PC2-6400 (800), 240 Pins, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 5-5-5-12
£90.95

Pioneer DVR-111DBK Black 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer DVD Writer (Reduced Length) OEM
£19.95

Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro - P4 up to 4.4GHz - S775 Dual Core / Core2Duo Ready
£14.68

Net Total £522.16
Carriage £13.97
V.A.T. £93.82

TOTAL £629.95 ($1,236)
Your thoughts appreciated!
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post #2 of 9
The only thing I would recommend changing is the video card. If this is a non-gaming system, wait till the cheaper nVidia DX10 cards come out in the next 2-3 months.

DDR3 will be coming out at the end of the year. AMD will be releasing new sockets and processor designs later this year. Nothing you should wait for though.
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post #3 of 9
honestly if you can wait a month maybe two at the most because intel is suppose to have a price slash on there cpu's and the nvidia 8 series gpus the ones that are more middle of the road are suppose to come out if you are planning on doing dx10

just an idea

also with your rig looks good except for the ram, i dont know if you plan on ocing much but that ram i dont know if it uses d9 or not and you may be better off looking around for some other stuff maybe

all in all good setup though
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post #4 of 9
What about AM3 and the new Intel 45nm cpu's? When are they out?
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post #5 of 9
Honestly if you were to wait for the newest thing you would end up waiting FOREVER. There is always something up and comming in the next few months. If you want a computer, get a computer.

I don't think the Core2 price cuts are worth the wait. You can get used processors for under the cut price right now.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by OCZedd View Post
What about AM3 and the new Intel 45nm cpu's? When are they out?
AM2+ mid to late 2007. AM3 is 2008. Intel 45nm is 2008.
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post #7 of 9
I'd wait until Febuary to get a new PC. By then the price slashes on Intel's Line-Up will be in effect, also, AMD/ATi's Ace will be unleashed - the R600. This will drive DirectX 9 GPUs' prices down and, on top of that, also lower the price of the GeForce 8-Series. You could get an E6300 for cheaper, allowing you to spend more on a nice X1950XT and/or better Cooling in your Case. Or, you could keep the X1950Pro and get 2GB of DDR2 Ram, that'll help out in any application from the Web to F.E.A.R.

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I would hold off on a high end card until the new DX10 cards come out. If you spend top dollar now for a great card once DX10 cards come out you will lost a lot of money on it.
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Thanks all.... I think I will hold off a few weeks till February :-) I've got a busy month this month anyway so will work out ok..
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