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Picking the right time for a new build

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So,

In the next 6-18 months, I intend to spend around £2000 (maybe more if I go the phase-change route) on an entirely new system. (Excluding monitor, keyboard & mouse).

As you may be able to guess from my sig rig's mobo/cpu, I originally built it during June 2004, and it's pretty much maxed out, apart from raid/raptors, and will remain CPU stunted regardless.

I've got Crysis, Bioshock, Assassin's Creed, and Supreme Commander:Forged Alliance among others, sitting on my shelf, waiting to be played. I know I could run most of them with less eye-candy on my current rig, but having waited this long to play most of them - I want to run them all as high as possible at native res (1920x1200).

I'm happily playing CoD4 (online), Soulstorm & yet another R:TW campaign at the moment, with plenty of others to pick from till I do have a new shiny machine.

With Far Cry 2, Alan Wake & GTA IV vaguely on the way, I know I'll be sorely tempted to splurge the week before one of them is confirmed for release.

My question is this - assuming I have the willpower, do you guys think it's worth holding out till Nehalem and the next gen of Nvidia/ATI cards arrive? Or when my patience breaks, go all out and build a beast based on a Wolfdale/Yorkfield CPU and 9800GX2/4870X2 or whatever's best and available on the market at the end of the year?

I know there's always going to be something bigger and better on the horizon, it's the nature of the industry, but it feels like this will be a larger step forwards than usual (with the change of board architecture).

Thanks,
Arch@ngel
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I would wait until nehalem at this point. The initial numbers on it look very tempting.
    
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