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Hey everyone.

I'm looking to build a PC at the end of this year, probably just after christmas, heading into the new year. I have thus far set out to save $3000 AUD. How much do you guys think I will need for an enthusiast Nehalem build?

Will I have to stretch my wallet a bit further?

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I'm not sure, but I honestly think you should wait till Q1 2009. The initial release of any hardware is usually followed by massive bugs, and then followed by massive fixes. Like how the inital P4s were slower than the P3s, or how the first Celerons were complete failures because they thought they could exclude L2 cache. I could go on and on with the list, but you get the idea. Give them like 3 or 4 months to sort everything out before buying. By then the price should have gone down a little bit as well
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I would save the equivalent of 1000$ for the CPU and some 300-400$ for the motherboard. The CPU shouldn't consume a lot or need any specific ram, so the rest of the components are pretty standard: DDR3, VID card of your choice (suggest looking for some HD4850 Xfire). If you'd put 400$ for the VID cards you'll quickly get over the equivalent of 2000$.

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I'm looking to go with a 4870X2 for a VID card.
    
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As always, the new technology will be especially expensive at launch and then drop in price afterward. With how expensive the cpus will be, Im going to say 2k USD will probably be needed.
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