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November 27, 2012 1:49:17 PM

So I'm in the process of building a computer, but I missed out on the graphics card deals running through the holiday. Should I just buy something cheap right now ($30ish range) and then wait it out? (I don't have any problem waiting. A better deal would mean a better card. I'm looking to spend anywhere from $150 to $200 and with a good deal, that could get me a pretty good card.
So is it worth it to just wait?
Should I even get a card to hold myself over (use the integrated graphics until then, lol)?
What should I do?
a b U Graphics card
November 27, 2012 2:08:18 PM

For 200$ youu can get a GTX 660. But what is your system specs. I wouldn't want you to end up with something that will bottleneck you. AND about the holiday deals so far... I looked at all the deals and didn't see any good deals on graphics cards... the highest i saw was for a 660 but didnt pay much attention to it
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November 27, 2012 2:10:15 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This is 160$ after rebate and is the best deal you can get. Get it asap !

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/660?vs=549

If you dont like rebates

http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=76367&vpn=GTX660-DC2O-...

This is the best option. At this price its better than 7850 and its Asus. Cool and quiet.

But 7850 @ 160$ is unbeatable !

Edit : Currently sold out so keep eye on it.
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November 27, 2012 2:17:19 PM

229 will get u a sapphire radeon 7870, you cant beat that

it may or may not get a bit cheaper, but I think if you wait till christmas you can get it 180-199
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November 27, 2012 4:26:29 PM

Hmm guys, I'm not asking for suggestions as to which card to buy now, I'm asking if I should use the onboard graphics for now and wait till Christmas.
Have any of you seen good deals around that time last year?

EDIT: I'm looking at the blog post on pcpartpicker, and if trends follow like they have, I should be good to get a card in a few weeks. Until then I'll use the onboard graphics. That would be fine, right?



Btw, these are what the specs will be once the computer is built:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($297.28 @ TigerDirect)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel 330 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master CM 690 II (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($75.12 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($85.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1012.31
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-27 13:18 EST-0500)

I've bought everything except the processor, graphics card (obv.), and hard drive already.
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a b U Graphics card
November 27, 2012 4:33:05 PM

ianko66 said:
Hmm guys, I'm not asking for suggestions as to which card to buy now, I'm asking if I should use the onboard graphics for now and wait till Christmas.
Have any of you seen good deals around that time last year?

EDIT: I'm looking at the blog post on pcpartpicker, and if trends follow like they have, I should be good to get a card in a few weeks. Until then I'll use the onboard graphics. That would be fine, right?



Btw, these are what the specs will be once the computer is built:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($297.28 @ TigerDirect)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel 330 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master CM 690 II (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($75.12 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($85.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1012.31
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-27 13:18 EST-0500)

I've bought everything except the processor, graphics card (obv.), and hard drive already.

..........wait
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November 27, 2012 4:49:45 PM

you definitely dont need the 240 gb ssd but that is your opinion, 120 should be more than enough 64 gb would be entry.
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a b U Graphics card
November 27, 2012 5:08:16 PM

Well that PSU is overpriced. Get Xfx 650/ Corsair Tx 650 V2. Both from seasonic. You cant go wrong

The rest is perfect
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November 27, 2012 5:40:34 PM

Yea I'd wait for the christmas sales. AMD's new GPU's should be out not long after. NVIDIA's GPU's will be a little more cheaper
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November 27, 2012 6:54:37 PM

No need to worry about those current prices. I am getting the cpu for $230, I got the SSD for $130, the case for $50, and the PSU for $60.

I did my deal research :sol: 
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November 27, 2012 9:42:27 PM

Haahhaahaha.
Thanks for the help, dood; I'm going to wait it out.
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November 27, 2012 9:43:06 PM

Best answer selected by ianko66.
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