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How long does it usually take for new mobos to drop in price

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June 26, 2013 4:04:30 PM

Hi ho! I'm new to the whole PC building scene, so I only just recently started looking into the pricing on computer parts, namely motherboards. I've been picking up parts for.my rig through sales for the past few months. I'm a little tight for cash, so I originally was looking to spend around $50 on an mATX mobo, which seemed entirely possible a few months ago, but now, with the new 1150 mobos, it looks like the very cheapest one is going to set me back $70, but with features that leave much to be desired.

Now Newegg has a little.promo for the ASRock h87m pro4 for $77. It looks like a pretty decent mobo for my needs, but I'm not gonna be buying my CPU and building the rig for another month and a half at least, so my question is: should I buy this mobo now, or is there some chance that I might get a comsiderably better deal if I wait just another month?

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June 26, 2013 4:19:47 PM

Buy your board, cpu, and ram together so you can test them. You only have 7 days to return cpus to newegg, and most other items are 30 days. Motherboards for the newer 1150 cpus won't go on sale until the cpu is almost at it's end of life, or newegg offers it as a shellshocker special with or without a cpu.
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June 26, 2013 4:37:21 PM

o1die said:
Buy your board, cpu, and ram together so you can test them. You only have 7 days to return cpus to newegg, and most other items are 30 days. Motherboards for the newer 1150 cpus won't go on sale until the cpu is almost at it's end of life, or newegg offers it as a shellshocker special with or without a cpu.

I see. Didn't know about Newegg's CPU return policy, but I'll be buying mine from my local Microcenter. I think I will take your advice and wait anyway, though. Just to be safe.
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