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Simply put, I am planning on a Q9450 and was planning on ordering it july 14 because thats 1 day before the rebates expire, should i just wait and see if the quad drops enough, so that i can get the build w/out rebates?
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post #2 of 11
I think you should avoid upgrading, and upgrade all at once when nehalem comes out. Thats just me though.
If you don't want to wait THAT long, I'd just wait for the price drop. I hate rebates
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Actually, I read in a post here that Intel is going to be making all sorts of price cuts in the coming weeks this month, so don't worry about that rebate. I really hope they drop the E8400 down to like $120 or so on the Egg, I'm gonna be all over that...
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I think you should avoid upgrading, and upgrade all at once when nehalem comes out. Thats just me though.
If you don't want to wait THAT long, I'd just wait for the price drop. I hate rebates
Well from what Ive seen Nehlahem+X58=$$$ <---probably $800+

so thats a little out of my budget
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post #5 of 11
I'd wait for price drops considering getting a rebate is stupidly ridiculous some days. Because most of the time a company never wishes to honor that rebate. I have never been there with Intel. But ATI Nvidia, Gigabyte, Foxconn, Abit, Tyan. So many companies that "owe" me rebates. Yet never want to send them out. Its a silly process so just waiting on price cuts is usually better.
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post #6 of 11
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well i guess I can play games on my single core/8600GT rig to wait for my Q9450/4850 rig
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post #7 of 11
What is your current CPU? And motherboard. Cause you could shell out a small chunk of money for a decent dual core CPU. Like a E2160
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post #8 of 11
I'm gonna be really pissed if the E8400 drops below $170. Then my eBay winnings will have been in vain.
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What is your current CPU? And motherboard. Cause you could shell out a small chunk of money for a decent dual core CPU. Like a E2160
Athlon 64 3000+ running at 2.395 and a Biostar 6100-754

I know, its old
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post #10 of 11
Well, it looks like wait. That is a decent CPU but yes it is old. And needs to be replaced. Looks like a wait on that then. Cause you can't do much with that current board or CPU.
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