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Hold off on buying a card till a deal?

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 $200 and with a good deal, that could get me a pretty good card.
So is it worth it to just wait?
Should I even get a card to hold myself over (use the integrated graphics until then, lol)?
What should I do?
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  1. For 200$ 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
  2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125419&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

    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-2GD5&manufacture=ASUS&promoid=1030

    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.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. you definitely dont need the 240 gb ssd but that is your opinion, 120 should be more than enough 64 gb would be entry.
  7. Well that PSU is overpriced. Get Xfx 650/ Corsair Tx 650 V2. Both from seasonic. You cant go wrong

    The rest is perfect
  8. Best answer
    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
  9. 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:
  10. ianko66 said:
    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:

    https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSoHVF16J8ZpUxFLKH2amjrKGAVoYo3KY6BNEIKUovKEOkOCZf1
  11. Haahhaahaha.
    Thanks for the help, dood; I'm going to wait it out.
  12. Best answer selected by ianko66.
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