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My Wishlist; Wait until Thanksgiving Sales?

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October 27, 2011 12:58:59 AM

I'm planning on buying the stuff in my wishlist. Can I get any of the parts cheaper elsewhere? Should I wait until the thanksgiving sales though? How much could I save?

https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.as...

Also, I was told I'd need an AM3+ mobo to run this cpu:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

it runs at about 1/3 clock speed on my micro atx mobo because it's a 125w card, and a kinda weird one at that. Do I need an AM3+ or something else?

Edit: Fixed links
October 27, 2011 6:28:37 AM

Your links didnt work for me
I dont know if it you or my IE9
IE9 can be difficult on Toms

can you list parts list?
October 27, 2011 1:07:35 PM

Sorry about that, I fixed them. Sucks about the flooding in Thailand, HDD's shot up at least $50
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October 27, 2011 2:43:48 PM

Also I would stay with Newegg
best combo of price and shipping and customer service
October 27, 2011 2:44:45 PM

and if you dont mind waiting until Thanksgiving
the friday and monday after Thanksgiving has killer deals usually
October 27, 2011 8:33:14 PM

I probably will wait, hopefully the HDD prices will come down by then. Thanks for the info, that cpu is really unusual and confusing ^^
October 27, 2011 8:43:53 PM

Friday is the in store specials usually with some online
then monday after thanksgiving is what is called
E-Day
or onlines version of Black Friday
usually will find the lowest prices of the year
just stay up late sundday night or get up early Mon AM
later in the day the online sites sell out of hot items


also the mobo I linked was actually on the link you gave me
where it said what most customers buy with that cpu
and that was the mobo everybody is buying with that chip

125 for an Asus with sata 6 and usb 3 plus Crossfire ability
looks pretty good to me

it should support the 125w CPU
not all AM3s do
but that one has alot of nice features you dont need right away
but in the future you will be glad you have

I would also consider an AMD/ATI GPU
since you would have the ability to run it dual later
like a HD 6850,HD 6870 or HD 6950 are all good options
in the 150-250 price points
then pick up a second one later when you need more power
October 27, 2011 11:13:41 PM

Thanks a bunch, that's all I needed (: but since I doubt that particular case and mobo will go on sale, would it not be a safe bet to just buy them now?

Edit: That mobo is pretty expensive, is there anything cheaper in terms of SATA 6GB/s AM3? USB 3.0 isn't a necessity for me
October 28, 2011 1:33:01 AM

Those are nice alternatives, thanks. Is there any reason to get an atx over a micro atx board though? I'm leaning towards atx just so it fills out my case more but I don't know of any differences. And what does it mean when it says, under supported ram, 1600(OC)? That it only supports OC'd 1600mhz ram, not natively clocked ram?
October 28, 2011 2:14:18 AM

that would be a question for a thread
i am not sure

I like ATX boards because of more ram slots and easier to fit
larger coolers on the board
if you plan to OC than look at cheaper coolers by Coolermaster,Scythe and Zalman
I like the 92mm styles
big enough to keep it cool but not being monstrous
!