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I have a budget of around $1500 to spend on a new PC. Normally, that would mean a budget build, but, I only need a Processor, some Ram, and a Motherboard. So, I'm thinking of:

-2x1GB of G. Skill DDR3-1333 Ram ($400)
-Intel Dual-Core Penryn Processor ($800)
-Intel Bad Axe 3 X38 SLi Motherboard ($300)

This system will be purchased in Q4'07 or Q1'08 so I should be able to get some nice Ram and a good Penryn. Does anybody know the pricing for the Penryn Processors and the X38 Motherboards?

NiNJa
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post #2 of 8
you mean Q4 08? By then you will want to go for a quad with the new price changes.
post #3 of 8
Dont you mean Q4 07? Since price cuts are in July (i think). Also, what are the Penryn processors called?
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post #4 of 8
Erm... none of those parts exist yet.
post #5 of 8
Got a question, what type of Monitor do you have? Because with 1500 I think you could throw in a nice monitor instead of such a hefty processor when you could probably just OC to that level. Or are those Peryn's really gonna be that expenisve.
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I mean Q4'07 or Q1'08. I'm going to get them a week after they launch, or after the first minor price drop. Just like how the QX6700 was $1,250 for a while, then went down to $1,000.

I hope prices are between $400 and $1,000 (for the EE). If so, I'll pick up the equivalent to the E6600.
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Erm... none of those parts exist yet.
Are you serious? We are talking about Quarter 4 of 2007. And, actually, search DDR3 at newegg.

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300GB / 60GB / 4GB 16x LG DVD Burner Windows: XP ViewSonic 19" VP191b 
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Wow DDR3 RAM is expensive...
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post #8 of 8
I believe you might be talking about Wolfdale or Yorkfield instead of Penryn.
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