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Re-build! or Wait?....?

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October 21, 2010 6:40:34 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: (Soon)

Budget Range: 600 max...but the cheaper the better.. Before / After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (Lightroom, Solidworks, Matlab, Media Center)

Parts Not Required: (keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, Video card, cd drive)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (newegg.com)

Country of Origin: ( US)

Parts Preferences: by brand or type (Intel (woo support local jobs :)  ))

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: no

Monitor Resolution: (1600x1050 + 1280 x 1024) i think.>>dual display 16 :10 22" widescreen plus auxiliary 4:3 19 incher.

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Looking to build a new system for primarily Lightroom/photoshop, matlab and solid works.

Was wondering if I should buy now or hold off until the revamp in January.
I have had my old system since before Windows Vista came out. I plan on taking the video card out of it and using it in the new system.... I don't game anymore so it will just be used to dual monitor support.

(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
old card for anyone that cares :p 




Here is what I am thinking!


G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory $84.99


ASRock P55 PRO/USB3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

$104.99


Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I7860

$279.99


OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$114.94

Total: $584.91



What do y'all think?

More about : build wait

October 22, 2010 11:15:36 AM

^ What about rest of the specs ? If your current PC can hold till Q1 2011, then certainly wait...Also you can save a little more for the build...
October 22, 2010 11:33:03 AM

psh, doesnt game...
October 22, 2010 8:39:43 PM

Ha, the last non flash game I played all the way through was MW2. Maybe ill snag a new video card eventually.



Current PC: put together 11/30/2006...so its nearing its four year birthday in about a month.

Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe 2.13GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor BX80557E6400

MSI P965 Platinum LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard

3GB of Corsair DDR2

It has a crappy loud case.

DYNAPOWER USA EP-50X.C563-BX 500W ATX12V Power Supply


Will possibly turn it into a media server after I get a new one.



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