My friend has recruited me to build him a gaming rig for the Christmas season, meaning he will have the money right after Christmas. I have been doing so research and am really interested in using the new AMD Phenom II X2 dual cores, as they are cheap as hell and, as far as I can tell, pretty darn good for the price. However, I have no idea what the holiday season might bring with it as far as new tech goes, my only thought is to go with ddr3, since ddr2 will be phased out sooner or later.
Should I wait until November to consider what to buy, or will it matter at all?
Aight, I'll post again when Xmas nears, hopefully RAM and GPU prices will have gone down by then, because although ddr2 is alot cheaper RAM wise, I want his comp to be upgradable for the next 2 or so years at least. He doesn't usually play the most graphic intensive games, mostly l4d and enemy territory, with some random rts's and rpg's thrown in. Consequently, I would rather get him a 4870 when the new dx11 chips start to take off, since he shouldn't need the extra power for some time, so hopefully the prices for them will have dropped. With any luck, they will be cheap enough that I can buy one for Xmas and Xfire them!