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I thought the price of power supplies would rise significantly because Japan makes the only good capacitors. And I just bought a new supply so perhaps I was lucky.
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I forget the source and precentage exactly.

Most the the inflation comes from economies in depression. If anyone has been reading the news thats actually not to hard to conclude. In addition, based off historical interest rates.

I'm sure I could find the source if you guys would like

Aside from all that, yes the natural and nuclear disasters ARE affecting production. Not to say there was not a shortage of electrical components before the disaster, there was.
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Originally Posted by ehpexs View Post
Thank god I bought my system right when pretty much everything bottomed out. I might pick up a few more $70 2TB harddrives
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Originally Posted by hollywood406 View Post
The price of everything seems to be going up these days. Too much turmoil in the world......

I'm glad that I didn't make the same mistake when DDR2 memory was so cheap. I still kick myself for not buying the OCZ Gold 2x2gb DDR2 800 memory for $25 at Microcenter when I had the chance. I stocked up on DDR3 and stuffed 8gb in my Server and HTPC while it's cheap.

I'm trying to resist this just for the sake of purchasing cheap 2tb hdd's
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As if NAND wasn't expensive as all hell already...

It'll probably be 2014 until NAND drops down to the more reasonable price of $0.50/GB. Looks like I'll be stuck with only HDDs until then.
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Anyone know what the RPM's are on those?
Almost certainly 5400 RPM.
    
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Lucky that I have already upgraded two machines - both were fairly inexpensive, as far as pricing in this country goes. But I now have to do a major upgrade to the main machine - and if prices go up, I may have to delay, since the budget is already stressed because I need to have a workstation video card in it. I am hoping that Bulldozer shoves the prices on Phenom II's down, and that memory doesn't go up like crazy.

I don't think I will be affected by hard drive prices, as my mass storage requirements are reasonable, and I haven't even put much of a dent on the current 220GB drive, especially when downloading video and stuff is simply too expensive with the UBB in this country. The last Windows Update was costly enough - I can't imagine the cost of watching an actual movie...
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damn. i should buy my rig... now. was waiting on the Arc midi... ARG
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