guyu

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Buying a new computer always gets outdated. But when do you spend? No one knows for sure, but products coming out seem to be faster and faster. any ideas?

Ram, going to buy 4gigs of OCz 1066... or should I wait for DDR3 prices or wait again?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DDR4
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GDDR5
--Newegg just had Corsair Dominator 4GB 1x4 1066mhz but the sale ends tommorrow... no time for the rebate!!! :pfff:


Both assumed to come out in the next 5 months

With Nvidia's new release, hopefully, coming out before the new year I'm holding off purchasing a GPU until January. Sadly there is little information, but they have reported high hopes

tri \ quad \ hybrid sli?
http://www.mvktech.net/content/view/3736/38/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scalable_Link_Interface
Is my mobo going to let me upgrade?

GPUs and Ram... anything else that is coming out that might drop the price of hardware or make newer products today obsolete?
 

nickc07

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Buy on Black Friday. Buy EVGA video card incase there is a better card in the next 90 days. BE HAPPY!!!

My friend spend $5500 on a new pc less than 1 year ago I can build a better PC for $2500. Just pull the trigger.
 

San Pedro

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I bought my video card a month before 8800GT came out, but I couldn't wait any longer, I wanted my system up and running. Thankfully, I did get an EVGA, so I plan on using the step-up in the next 50 days. Hoping for 8800GTS (rumored G92 core).
 

guyu

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Nick is probably right... who knows the new stuff might only be so so. Definetly not going too high on the price tag because it gets out dated. My current PC was hardly worth playing rainbow 6 vegas on and struggle with LOTRO and can do wow but not at its best. Not overclocked or anything, might test out a water system on it
 

sailer

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At the moment, I'd hold off a week or so. Then the Phenom and the HD 38xx video cards should be out. Even if you don't want them, they should result in better pricing from Intel and Nvidia. Waiting beyond that becomes an exercise in futility. I do tend to buy the best I can when I make a purchase, on the basis that it will last a while longer than if I buy lower down the performance scale, but that's just me.

The Corsair Dominator ram is good stuff. Getting four sticks will limit you to 2T timings, but its still not all that bad for the price. DDR3 ram is going to remain expensive for the next year, so unless you have money to burn, it may not be worth it.

Just my 2 cents worth.
 

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