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post #31 of 41
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You give me something to think about, but i'm quite impatient since i've been saving money for a new computer for 2 years now...^^ but if i do need a faster HDD for gaming, i still going to need the other 2 HDD for Raid +1. SO, i'll just go and buy an addition Raptor.
That's a decent plan. See whether the 7200's in RAID will meet your needs, and if not, then look to faster drives.

And I understand the impatience. I myself have been known to pay extra, just so I could have it today rather than wait for shipping. The initial system build is not the place to fall into that. Consider doing this, start buying the parts now, and start with the parts least likely to take significant discounts in the coming months (case, PSU, Optical drives). In the few months, your budget might increase, you can be certain the prices for many components will decrease. (I'd bet big money that the 8800gts640 is as expensive today as the gtx will be in a few months' time.) Even if not, the $114 you save for not buying the rig today will allow you to look at gtx's when the time comes.
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post #32 of 41
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Well, this rig of mine going to last for 3-4 years before i have enough money to build another one or upgrade it. So maybe i'll wait till end of July and build it. But here's the thing, its summer for me right now, so if i have a rig, i can play games all day. when august come, i have to go back to college, and its kind of hard playing games and study ^^

If i'm going to buy some stuff right now, i think only the case and the LCD will fit those option. I doubt these will drop their price anytime soon, since they are already cheap and w/MIR.
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post #33 of 41
The other option would be to scrap the idea of the Q6600, and just build something to last until Penryns get reasonable.
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post #34 of 41
Say it with me, class...

Penryn...

Is for the Win/Win.
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post #35 of 41
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well, i guess i could just go straight to a E6600...im sure i can afford one if i get another PSU other than the PC power & cooling, but i dont' like skimming on a PSU ~_~
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post #36 of 41
The PSU is the most important part of the rig. Everything else comes 2nd.
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post #37 of 41
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Originally Posted by J3r3my View Post
The PSU is the most important part of the rig. Everything else comes 2nd.
I completely support this opinion as well. Select a good PSU and work your way down to everything else.
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post #38 of 41
well they're are other PSU's that are just as good, Pc & cooling isn't the only one manufactoring quality PSU's.
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post #39 of 41
I think monitor prices will fall further. But build your rig when you want.. waiting sucks!
    
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post #40 of 41
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well, im going to start ordering some stuff. I can get the Centurion 5 case now, its pretty cheap and i doubt it'll get cheaper than this...lol...what else do u guys think i should get at the moment?
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