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!
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.
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