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August 3, 2010 4:11:11 PM

hi guys im wanting to know if i should buy my pc now or should i wait until the new intel and amd cpus come out and for the ati 6xxx series to come out i set my eyes on this build

Intel® Core™ i5 760 - 2.80GHz Quad Core, Socket 1156, 8MB L3, Intel DMI Interface, 45nm, x64 Support, Intel VT, 3 Year Warranty
GIGABYTE® P55A-UD4P: P55 Express Chipset - Socket LGA1156, 2.5GT/s DMI Bus - Supports: Pentium Dual Core, Core i3, i5 & i7 LGA1156
GIGABYTE® nVidia® GeForce GTX460 - 1GB GDDR5, 256-Bit Memory Bus, PCI Express 2.0, 2x DVI, 1x Mini HDMI, HDCP Compliant
Transcend® JetRam™ High-Performance 2GB DDR3-1333 240-Pin Module : CL9, 6-Layer PC Board, Life-Time Warranty
Transcend® JetRam™ High-Performance 2GB DDR3-1333 240-Pin Module : CL9, 6-Layer PC Board, Life-Time Warranty
GIGABYTE® ODIN 585W 24-Pin Power Supply, 4 Molex & 5 SATA Power Connectors, Intel LGA775 Ready & Approved, Includes Power Cable
Seagate® Barracuda™ 7200.12 Series - 500GB Serial ATA II (SATA2) Plus - Serial ATA 300 (3Gbps) With 16MB Cache @ 7200RPM - NCQ

i dont want to wait too long though, il wait until december but no further, does anybody know when the new products will be released? and does anybody know a little about the new products? and is it worth waiting for? and any comments on this build?

Thanks :) 

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August 3, 2010 4:18:20 PM

New SSD's and Sandy bridge are all slated for Q4 2010, so wait.

Also, don't get that ram, it's pretty bad. In addition, don't get a GA P55 board unless it the pre USb 3/sata 6 UD4.

That's a crap PSU. Get a XFX, OCZ modxstream, Antec 80+ or Corsair PSU.





August 3, 2010 4:25:49 PM

ssds are quite pricy, is the ud3 motherboard ok? i can get that and upgrade my ram 2 transcend aXeRam ddr3 2000 4gb, but i want to overclock so i was looking at the Octua NH-D14 and the thermalright venemous x, so you think i should wait though?
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August 3, 2010 10:19:11 PM

Depending on how urgent you need a new PC you should wait. Or if you need one, you can just built it now and install SSD later.

RAM issue is the company and timing are bad. Get a G Skill Eco kit for example. DDr3 1600 Cas 7 $105
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

A mild OC is fine with stock fan. Scythe Mugen is nearly identical performance for $35, no need to spend $90 on a Noctua.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Scythe doesn't work with tall RAM though. the Eco's I linked are fine.

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August 3, 2010 10:45:26 PM

OUTSTANDING PSU - Corsair 650 $90 + $4 shipping - $10 (w promo code EMCYWYP25) = $84 - $20 MIR = $64. Sligthly over kill unless you going to put 2 GPUs in xfire/SLI) BUT you would also need a diff MB for that.

PS - I would Get this NOW. (Added if you live in US)

+1 on other comments,
On Memory, I like OCZ ripjaw Memory DDR3-1600 CL 7 @ 1.6 V
August 3, 2010 10:56:53 PM

How are thermaltake PSUs?

I just bought a 850w
August 3, 2010 11:35:09 PM

I had Transend AxeRam....... was some really good stuff. CAS7/CAS9.... you're not going to notice the difference and if you over clock you might have to loosen them anyways.

The supposedly better AMD processors are supposed to ship early next year...??? The 1156 processor is near end of life and will not be compatible with the newer 155 chip. And end of life is nothing IMO. They're still fast. They also might not be good over clockers (155) because of the change in architecture.

I wouldn't wait. I'd build the best I can get in your specified time table and wouldn't worry about it.
August 4, 2010 1:38:48 PM

thanks, so do you guys think i should maybe switch my mobo to a ud3 and get transcend aXeram, or maybe get a 5870?
August 4, 2010 1:55:00 PM

gordon_81 said:
thanks, so do you guys think i should maybe switch my mobo to a ud3 and get transcend aXeram, or maybe get a 5870?

Just stay with the GTX460 and SLI it in the future, by future i mean soon :) 
August 4, 2010 2:02:32 PM

so then il have to get the ud4p
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