I have the same question under different circumstances.
Looking at building a desktop in the 500-600ish dollar range for web browsing and non-serious gaming (Counterstrike/L4D2) (Just the case and components (no monitor ect..)) Small Background information
Forgive my Ignorance, Hopefully this is even useful but i am currently running a WindowsXP from 2005 with a intel Core2 CPU @ 1.86ghz and 2gig ram. I play CSS with the lowest quality game settings at 11 - 50 FPS depending on the map and whether or not i am looking at a wall.
I'm hoping this computer can run those quicker as well as multitask quicker between youtube/forums/ect/& games / writing word documents - Thats really about it. I don't care about a Perfect gaming, but just the best deal for the money truly in the 400-700$ range. I would spend up to 700$ if it is just that much more reliable and worthwhile, or 400$ or so if its not.So my Question is:
At this dollar range, is waiting for Sandy Bridge, not necessary but, worthwhile? Because I definitely could wait, I just think that my $ amount would Trump even getting Sandy Bridge because it would be top of the line and probably out of my budget.. But perhaps not thats why i am asking.
I will ask more questions later but if i should wait then i will wait