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July 17, 2012 9:58:42 PM

Hello, I have the option to either buy a new CPU, Mobo, and ram now or wait 2-3 months. Will hardware prices change in a few months time?

Was looking at getting an IB processor, z77 Mobo and 8gb of ram.

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July 17, 2012 10:02:11 PM

If you're in the market buy now. Intel does not drop the prices of their CPUs ever for any reason (doesn't matter if they're older generation or not). The motherboards might drop a couple bucks, but I doubt it, and even if they do, is it really worth depriving yourself of a better computer?
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July 17, 2012 10:19:43 PM

If waiting a couple months will add more $$$ into the build, then I would wait and upgrade here and there at the time of the build.
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July 17, 2012 10:32:21 PM

Basically I dont have a lot of time to use my computer right now as compared to 2-3 months time. I'll have pretty much the same amount of money to spend, I just don't want to buy now and then when my time frees up a the prices have dropped. Micro center has a pretty good CPU/Mobo deal going on now, I'm not sure how long it will last.
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July 17, 2012 11:05:15 PM

the only thing I can think of coming out in the next couple of months is the 660Ti so unless you want that theres no point waiting. Hmm.. unless of course it drives down the price of the gpu you do want. But Z77 motherbds wont come down much and neither will Intel cpus. Ram.. who knows there might be another fire in china (like in the late 90's) and drive all the ram prices skyhigh.
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July 17, 2012 11:09:54 PM

If there's a good deal you like now, then get it. As said, CPU prices won't change, Motherboard might drop $5 in 3 months and RAM is already rock bottom great prices.
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July 17, 2012 11:10:08 PM

Nikto11 said:
Hello, I have the option to either buy a new CPU, Mobo, and ram now or wait 2-3 months. Will hardware prices change in a few months time?

Was looking at getting an IB processor, z77 Mobo and 8gb of ram.

No reason for Intel to drop.

Ram is still cheap.

There is going to be passed new tax for online purchases soon.

I suggest, you go get it now.
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July 17, 2012 11:10:50 PM

BTW, do u live near Microcenter store?
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July 17, 2012 11:50:41 PM

nikorr said:
BTW, do u live near Microcenter store?


I live ~30 min from a Micro Center. Thanks for all the replies, I think I am going to go ahead and get the CPU, Mobo, ram, and wait to get a new GPU.
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July 17, 2012 11:52:21 PM

Nikto11 said:
I live ~30 min from a Micro Center. Thanks for all the replies, I think I am going to go ahead and get the CPU, Mobo, ram, and wait to get a new GPU.

Well, than they have deals on walk-in customers for mobo's + CPU's. Best deals in the country.
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July 18, 2012 12:05:24 AM

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