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October 25, 2010 6:21:52 PM

Good Afternoon All, I just wanted to know what people thought of the build. I am currently on a E8400, EVGA 780I FTW board, GTX 470 and 2 gigs of ddr2 memory due to 2 sticks shorting out. I am looking at upgraded my mobo/cpu/memory/case. These are what i've been told to be a good build. I7 950, Asus Sabertooth Mobo, 6 gigs Corsair and I really like this case even if it is a full tower COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case. This totaling out on newegg for $854 and change. Will the 8 cores have that much of a dramatic price drop on the I7's to make me wait 6 months for Intel to even get the new 8 cores out. I have the money now to buy or i could end up waiting till Black Friday/ Christmas for a deal maybe. Anyone have a good opinion if the price drop for next year would really be worth the wait or maybe an I7 deal on newegg sometimes soon? Thanks for listening to my ramblings!

GaMeR

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a b B Homebuilt system
October 25, 2010 8:38:31 PM

Sandy Bridge isnt designed to compete against the upper level i7s on the LGA 1366 chipset that will be saved for a later time, right now an i7 950 is as good as you can get at any reasonable price and i dont see the prices on 930s and 950s dropping much if at all when sandy bridge comes out since its not supposed to be a direct competitor to them. Are there any combos on the parts you are looking at right now? If not then i would wait a week or two and see if any good ones show up at the end of the first week of november(combos change up at the beginning of the month) if there arent any good ones then i would just go ahead and get it, because you arent likely to see any epic price cuts on parts in that range for black friday.
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October 25, 2010 8:42:45 PM

I actually just read another thread which combo's the 950, asus saber and the HAF X case and it saves me $75 making the total from $854 down to $779 which that is enough of a drop i could get something else!
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Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950
ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

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Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950
Item #: N82E16819115211
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy

Protect Your Investment (expand for options19-115-21110|hide options19-115-21110)

Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty

The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge.(more info19-115-2111.0.120)
o 1 year: $29.99
o 2 year: $54.99

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ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813131665
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

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COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811119225
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

-$5.00 Instant
-$74.98 Combo


$699.97
$61
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 25, 2010 9:35:39 PM

That helps quite a bit on the price. What memory kit are you considering? Some of the corsair ones like the Dominators charge quite a bit more than similarly specs kits from Gskill or Mushkin
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October 25, 2010 10:06:21 PM

I've bought corsair just because they have a lifetime warrently. The extra money for it is well worth the brand.


CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8D

CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8D
Item #: N82E16820145224
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy

-$20.00 Instant
$10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card20-145-224

$179.99
$159.99
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a c 84 B Homebuilt system
October 26, 2010 12:55:05 AM

If there is a microcenter near you, they will sell you a i7-950 for $230 to walk-ins.
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