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Hi


I was wondering if getting a new p.c. around christmas sounds good?

Basically I want it to be a time when all the sanderders for the next year or two are set and the prices are reasonable for this "future-proofed" stuff

oh and I NEVER get any gifts or stuff for christmas

lollz
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post #2 of 34
It's always a good time to upgrade!
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post #3 of 34
id say just get it now. No point in waiting for new hardware to come out
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Get it now... Penryn won't be as good as people expect I think, and no great new CPU's will come out until late / mid next year.
    
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post #5 of 34
i think December would be a really good time to upgrade. X38 should already be out and you'll be able to read reviews and make your own decision about it. also, a whole slew of games are coming out this Fall/Winter, so you can really find out which video cards are cutting the mustard and which aren't before you consider dropping big change on a new c-gard.
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post #6 of 34
Video cards dont... cut mustard..

Besides that, I can tell you that right now is an EXCELLENT time to put a computer together, and Waiting until December is not a bad idea. Since I built my rig (for around 1500 dollars) prices have only dropped. Prices are at incredible lows, if you know where to look (Newegg is NOT always the best option.. well it's the best option if you want your stuff shipped quickly).

As for "future-proof" .. good luck. New things are coming out daily. What you need to consider with your build, is "ADAPTABILITY" and why I mean by this, is instead of making a FUTUREPROOF build, its basically FUTURE RESISTANT.

You want lots of headroom to upgrade. This means mobo's capable of 8gigs ram, 775 slot is where Intel chips are going to stay for a long time, so it has to have one of those (I'm assuming youre going intel, seeing as how you are posting in the intel forum >.<). You want plenty of SATA ports, since IDE is officially redundant (feel free to argue, but it's true. IDE is bulky, cruddy, and does not have the speed capability of SATA and SATA II. One day HD's will go at 3.0Gb/s).

You will want multiple PCI-E slots, possible PCI-X.

As for VideoCards, 8800 series is an amazing card and will be relevant for 5 years at the least. No fear buying one of those.

Everything else you get for your computer will be very adaptable. RAM, Drives, Hard Disks, Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor, they will all last you a good 4 to 5 years provided you dont break them.

So I say now is as good a time as any to buy the parts for a computer, but if you wait a few months, prices will drop on the high end stuff right now. The 750GB hard drives will drop from 250 to like 150 dollars, and various other prices will drop 25 - 35 dollars.

It's all about, do you want it now, more expensive, but you get 4 months of enjoyment out of it and more? or wait, and save a few dollars.

I say GO NOW. Gotta walk before you crawl.
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post #7 of 34
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Originally Posted by MrBungle View Post
i think December would be a really good time to upgrade. X38 should already be out and you'll be able to read reviews and make your own decision about it. also, a whole slew of games are coming out this Fall/Winter, so you can really find out which video cards are cutting the mustard and which aren't before you consider dropping big change on a new c-gard.
this is what I was thinling too.

It will be the time when all the standars are est and the markup on the new tech will not be as high
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post #8 of 34
the best time to upgrade is when www.slickdeals.net tells you so.


by listing good parts for cheap.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by this n00b again View Post
the best time to upgrade is when www.slickdeals.net tells you so.


by listing good parts for cheap.
oh god..

not THAT noob again.
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post #10 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by archangelabove View Post
As for VideoCards, 8800 series is an amazing card and will be relevant for 5 years at the least.
that is a very bold statement. i don't agree with it one little bit.

my philosophy on upgrading is to never spend tons of money unless you're rolling in it and don't know what else to do with it. spending a fortune on a top of the line machine that will only be outperformed in a few months seems wasteful. better to buy parts that are *near* the top of the line and cost a lot less. it also seems to keep people happier in the long run when they never had any intention of out-benchmarking everyone in the first place.

Poor, you seem to have a really good outlook on things and i wouldn't expect you to be the dual 8800 Ultra type anyway. i'm sure you'll build a great machine.
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