It is that time again for me to update my system, and i was wondering which Quarter is best to do it in? The last last time i built my system new stuff was out in like 1 or 2 moths afterwords. If i could get some feedback that would be great.
I don't target a specific quarter, I always just buy when I need. However, this is a great question! Are there some post-Christmas specials? Or is before Christmas where the action is? Or perhaps it's in the summer!
If you're looking strictly for prices, then i think the post Thanksgiving to Christmas period usually has some great deals. After Christmas sell offs usually have great deals also. So late 4th quarter and 1st quarter. If you're looking at upgraded technology then the Intel LGA1156 P55 along with the i5/i7 CPUs, ATI 5850/5870(RV870), DX11, SATA6, USB3, should... that's should with a question mark be available along about 1st quarter 2010. Like daship said though, there's always something new coming out.
I like the post christmas deals, I like Q1. However I find every year there are some incredible deals leading up to and during the black friday season that I can rarely take advantage of because I am to busy buying for others.
I say sock some money away for yourself for this coming holiday season. That's what I am gonna try to do!