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Should I buy a 3700+ now or hold out for M2?

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Are you all sure the prices will drop with the M2 or will they just be price really high?

The reason is, I'm finally moving to 939 and I was debating between getting a 3700+ SD or just get a 3000+ and wait for the M2 to drop prices on the 939.

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i'd say save up even more money while you can, and move to M2 when it hits
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This 2400+ XP is brutal. :'(

But yeah, that's an idea, when's the release? June 6th?
    
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Originally Posted by Peroxide
This 2400+ XP is brutal. :'(

But yeah, that's an idea, when's the release? June 6th?
yeah I believe so
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How much do you predict they'll be?

Come June 10th I'll have an extra $500 or so.
    
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You wil need ... at a minimum with some of your old stuff transfered...
1. MB
2. DDR2 RAM
3. PCIe Vid Card.
4. CPU/FHS
Guesstamate on above
1. $150-250
2. $150-250
3. $150- $550
4. $200 and up
    
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post #7 of 33
Exactly agree with Duke. Its not so simple to upgrade platforms any more> AMD has traditionally been better than intel but the new line is going to hurt if your stuff is older. Pick up a 3700+. The new steppings OC like crazy, they are dirt cheap as well. Also, the new platform intially won't provide any performance increases. tom's hardware did an analysis. The ddr2 ram will be cheaper but about the same performance. A lot of the new technology is aimed at mobile platforms (similar to the intel conroe), low energy consumption and low heat.
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post #8 of 33
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The only thing I'm hesitant about is getting the 3700+ now when I could wait until June and get it even cheaper.
    
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ughh honestly I dont know why people say save up money? I mean every few months something better comes out, you could be waiting/saving for a looong time. Just go for what is good now!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Peroxide
The only thing I'm hesitant about is getting the 3700+ now when I could wait until June and get it even cheaper.
I agree, wait until June and save some money.
 
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