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I finally have a date, August 17th I will be building my new PC. Thinking a q6600 and some other nifty stuff. Too early to decide? Already have a tsunami case I plan on using.
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post #2 of 19
Nah it's not too early to decide. It isn't long a way at all and it is good to plan everything out before hand

What are your proposed specs for the build?
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post #3 of 19
Why not start picking up parts now? If you can get great (I mean really great) deals, you can slowly start picking up stuff.

Get it all together, and when you get the final pieces, just drop them in and you're ready to run
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If you pick out all of the parts now, and wait, you'll probably save a few $100 in the process. However, cases and PSUs don't fluctuate much, so you may be best off buying them now. And it may be in your best interest to pick up RAM now, in case prices spike up again. Other than those, however, it's probably best to wait.
    
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Originally Posted by pow3rtr1p View Post
If you pick out all of the parts now, and wait, you'll probably save a few $100 in the process. However, cases and PSUs don't fluctuate much, so you may be best off buying them now. And it may be in your best interest to pick up RAM now, in case prices spike up again. Other than those, however, it's probably best to wait.
er... the G.SKILL HZ's went up in price already They were under $100 now they are at $130..
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er... the G.SKILL HZ's went up in price already They were under $100 now they are at $130..
Yes, but in general, RAM is much much cheaper than it has been in a long time. Those same G Skill HZs, in January, were over $300. If RAM indeed has started an upward trend, then even more reason to pick some up now before it gets crazy again.
    
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post #7 of 19
If you are going quad definitely wait until G0 Stepping comes out.

I would suggest pre ordering one from tankguys
post #8 of 19
Good thought, Real. Especially if the G0s price point competes with the normal quad cores, it would be the way to go for sure if you're going quad.
    
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post #9 of 19
The case and PSU prices are relatively stable. Frys has been having good deals on Antec cases recently (I picked up a P180 for $99 - 50 rebate, we'll see if I get the rebate). They've been having some deals on Antec cases and PSUs each week (They has the Antec 900 for like $70 this week, but it appears to be gone from the site). Anyway, keep checking, and if there's a killer deal on a case/PSU you want, grab it. Buy.com has been having on/off promos on Corsair PSUs, and Frys has been doing the same with the higher end Antecs you just need to keep checking.

RAM prices have gone up, but perhaps there was oversupply, and now some of it is gone? I also wonder if a slightly weaker US dollar contributed to pushing up RAM prices for us.

In any case, stuff that doesn't change in price much, case, PSU, DVD burner, be on the lookout for deals, and snap them up. You'll probably end up saving some money, and have a nicer build than if you just decide to buy everything on the same day.
post #10 of 19
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Ok sorry it took so long to respond, had some pretty serious stuff happen at work (military base)

Anyways I am looking at hopefully and a brief description of each...

Case
TT Tsunami - Already have with custom window and lazer etched glass.

PSU
Not sure, something 600w+ hopefully around $100

CPU
q6600, or dual core, not sure, we'll see what price drops do.

Mobo
will new chipset be out by then? MSI/DFI/Asus

Ram
G Skill 2x1GB HZs, if they are still the best by then.

Hard Drive
250GB+ Thinking seagate 7200.11, possibly raid, havent done much research to know why raid is special and if its worth it.

GPU
Probably 8800GTS, we'll see by that time how much the components cost and exactly how much money i have. (if enough it will be 8800gtx)

Cooling
Possibly water, im a pansy and scared tho.


So these are just my first steps, I have a little bit of time to figure it out. I just know from playing insurgency with my system its about time for an upgrade. I play at all high 1680x1050 and it drops in the 30s sometimes.
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i5 2500k @ 4.5ghz 24/7 MSI P67 GD55 Gigabyte GTX 1070 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance Blue 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M4 128GB, 3TB HDD, 1TB HDD Samsung DVD-RW SATA Windows 10 64bit Hanns G 23" 1080p 60Hz 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Dell S2716DG 1440P 144hz Gsync TN Hanns G 23" 1080p 60Hz Epson Pro Cinema 9500UB 1080p Projector (110") Razer Black Widow Ultimate BF3 Edition (orange) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX750 Corsair 400R Steelseries Rival Steelseries QCK+ 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Asus Xonar DG Astro A40 V Moda Crossfade LP Logitech Z5300 
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Denon 1909 + 7.1 infinity surround 
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A6 3420 HD 6520G 8GB 500GB 5400RPM 
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