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Currently I am thinking about building my first computer. On every single forum worth reading about upgrades all I hear is "Wait for Sandy Bridge".

Now for those of us with price budgets, myself ~$1,000 how much more am I going to get out of this, when sandy bridge hits, there is no way for me to afford it.

I guess my question is what is the lowest price for I will be facing sandy bridge goodness.

Only 3 weeks is a lifetime for someone without a computer, my current home PC is 100% dead. (i'm on my puter at work right now).
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Do you need everything or what?

Lots of systems for sale o'er in the classifieds, and lots of combo deal on NewEgg etc=cheaper system or better performing system.

My money now is on 2600K clock for clock being a bit faster than an 875K depending on what you are doing. That is to say at the same clockspeed. Now odds are the SB will OC higher IMHO.
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I hope it isn't... Bought my i5 760 on black friday for $180. Won't finish the rig for another year.
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Waiting for Sandy bridge will be worth it, since most other procs and mobos will drop in price.
 
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You should be able to build a great SB system for $1000. A 2500k + mid-end mobo is only about $350. That leaves you plenty for a good video cards, case, drives, etc.
    
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Originally Posted by DayoftheGreek View Post
You should be able to build a great SB system for $1000. A 2500k + mid-end mobo is only about $350. That leaves you plenty for a good video cards, case, drives, etc.
Wow, well thanks for the info guys.

I guess I do understand a bit better why people are saying to wait.

With future SB option would you be able to put together a gaming PC for me?

I'm not looking for a top of the line monster gaming rig, but something with a decent video card would be cool. Main thing is that its upgradeable in the future.

No monitor or OS needed so that there is some extra cash to use. $1000 is all I will be able to afford for the next 8 months.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by onoz View Post
Waiting for Sandy bridge will be worth it, since most other procs and mobos will drop in price.
Exactlly. Even if you dont get a SandyBridge once its released prices on existing chips and boards should go down. So even if you dont get one, if you can wait a couple weeks it should be worth it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by onoz View Post
Waiting for Sandy bridge will be worth it, since most other procs and mobos will drop in price.
This!

If it were me I would be building a 1366 based system which will be cheaper thanks to SB.
Until socket 2011 comes out it will still be the premium platform!
Edited by Satans_Hell - 12/21/10 at 1:47pm
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