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September 27, 2012 8:31:11 PM

Hey guys,

I don't know much about computers but I do know they release so much hardware and prices always change, I have a computer ready to build once I buy the parts:

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£142.49 @ Scan.co.uk)
Motherboard: Asus P8B75-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£65.70 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£39.95 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£45.95 @ Scan.co.uk)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card (£169.98 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£35.99 @ Novatech)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer (£13.98 @ Novatech)
Mouse: Cooler Master SGM-2001-BLON1 Wired Optical Mouse (£14.35 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £528.39
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)




Anyway, should I wait a little closer to Christmas before I buy or just buy now?

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September 27, 2012 8:50:19 PM

I cannot remember if XFX is reputable for PSU's, wait for someone on here to confirm. Otherwise, it looks pretty good. Only wait till christmas if you think you can get a deal on some of the parts (which may be likely due to holiday sales). I would probably just buy now, your tech is not going to be latest and greatest long, so just go for it and enjoy! You can set yourself up to receive some pretty awesome games for Xmas ;) .
September 27, 2012 8:51:49 PM

If you going wait still Christmas, may want to wait a little longer for the next gen AMD 8000 series video card. And Intel next gen Haswell is around march/june 2013 timeframe.
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September 27, 2012 8:52:08 PM

You know what they said, it outdated once you buy it.
September 27, 2012 9:14:57 PM

scan have daily deals which involve discounting a ridiculous amount of their stock, so you may want to wait till things come up in that. When I bought my pc from them for example, by buying at a weekend i saved something like £100, a very non trivial amount.
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