I'm in the middle of building a computer and I got most of the items and just heard about the i7 price drop. Is it worth returning my unopened i7 930 CPU and purchase a 950 when it drops down sometime next month? Amazon's Price Gaurantee policy would just refund the money when the price drops within the next 30 days.
Parts I got so far:
i7 930 CPU (Item in question)
Corsair H70 Cooler
evga x58 ftw3 motherboard
Corsair Dominator 6gb RAM
x2 evga 480 gtx superclocked +
ocz vertex 2 120gb ssd
caviar black 1tb hd
x3 Acer 3d monitors
I plan to overclock the processor so does it make a difference on which one to get?
Hello and welcome to the forums
Are you 100% sure that i7 950 will have a price drop ? i don't think its price will drop to something like i7 930.
And overall the difference between 950 and 930 is only 200MHz(300MHz with turbo),which isn't worth the extra cash, you can always OC your 930 to reach 950's speeds and beyond easily.
i7 950 will drop to $274, which sounds pretty decent. But is it worth the hassle of returning my 930 and getting this one? Keep in mind the 930 will probably drop down to the 920's price range but I already spent a lot on this build and I don't want to skimp out.
Mate, if i was you i would just return it. It will be at the back of your mind for the next 2/3 years that "i could have had...". whats a couple of weeks and a few days of waiting around to get the system you REALLY want. Overclocking is all nice but would you really need to bother when you have an i950? you'll spend hours/days with your i7 930 overclocking it so its like a 950. in the long run just send it back and get the better processor and be happy with your purchase for the next year years.