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Good time to build comp?

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March 6, 2009 5:36:00 AM

I was wondering if this was the best time price wise to build an icore comp? Will there be any significant price changes in the next 6 months or will prices be relatively the same?

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a c 90 B Homebuilt system
March 6, 2009 5:41:05 AM

Significant price changes? Maybe.
Definately more options with the Core i5 and P55 motherboards, which might lower the i7 parts.
March 6, 2009 9:01:34 AM

And Phenom II 955 on its way to replace the PII 940...so sure prices will drop...
March 6, 2009 10:06:44 AM

You could sit and wait forever for prices to drop. If you see good deals and have a budget to work with, get whatever you can at the time. If you wait 6 months, then you'll be thinking - I wonder if prices will drop further...another 6 months and new tech is out and you think - I wonder if those prices will drop.

In computers and tech, it could be never-ending cycle.

Right now, you can get the i7 920 for $229.99 from microcenter. I know the GPU options are dropping still (4870 for $150 or less).

The biggest drops that I would look for would be in the X58 motherboards and the DDR3 RAM - if you can find a deal, you can build a solid i7 build for $1000 or so.
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