Buy now or wait for prices?

Rain1406

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I'd planned on building an i7 Rig shortly before I go to university rather than now so I can know exactly how much money I have spare, have enough money/time incase things go wrong and any warranties will last all/most of the time I'm at uni so as I don't have ot replace something when I'm strapped for cash.

These are the things I'm looking at:

Intel Core i7 920 2.66Ghz (Nehalem) (Socket LGA1366) - Retail = £249.54
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP-252-IN

Asus P6T Deluxe Intel X58 (Socket 1366) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard = £245.99
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-288-AS

OCZ Intel i7 6GB DDR3 PC3-10666 (3x2GB) Triple Channel (OCZ3X1333LV6GK) =£75.99
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-148-OC

Coolermaster V8 CPU Cooler (Socket 940/AM2/LGA775/LGA1366) =£57.49
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS-026-CM

(feel free to make any suggestions)

However, I'm really itching to buy and make this system, my question is: is it worth waiting until August-ish until I buy these parts or is the price diffence going to be negligable.
I've been checking the prices on Ebuyer and OverclockersUK pretty much every day to try and get an idea of how the prices are going and in the past month/month and a half I haven't seen them come down, if anything they've gone slightly up. my main concern is the RAM because it has two XMP profiles:

- XMP Profile 1: 1333MHz 8-8-8-20 1.6*
- XMP Profile 2: 1333MHz 7-7-7-20 1.6V*

and for that price it seems really good I don't want to see it jump up aload just before I buy it as I can see my luck meaning it will.

Thanks for your input.
 

Rain1406

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Got a coolermaster HAF already, they're the only components I'm looking at changing as I've got a 640gb drive and I'm only using 20-25% of it so far.

Main question is whether or not it's worth buying now or saving until August
 

Helloworld_98

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have you looked at scan? So far they've been the cheapest place that I can find to buy parts.

£60 for 3x2gb of 1333mhz CL9 Corsair ram, that saves you £15 off the bat.

the mobo's a £12 saving aswell,along with a £10 saving on the cpu, and the thermalright ultra extreme 120 would probably beat the V8 for £8 less.

thats £45 savings already.
 

Rain1406

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Every time I check ebuyer come out top on price, but they haven't got an Socket 1336 Coolers, I'll look at scan though. I just don't know if it's worth waiting.

Are prices liekly to drop much between now and august
 

Helloworld_98

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1600mhz cl8 because with ddr3 you go up CL2 for each part e.g if you have CL7 for 1333mhz, if you oc'd to 1600mhz it would need to be CL9 to be stable as far as I can see.
 

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