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Old 08-03-2008, 06:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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well, i was thinking about building my computer now beacuse of the back 2 school combos, but should i wait 4 th Nehalem CPUs? i have about a $2,200 budget and i want 2 CF 4870s or get a 4870X2, so i have around $1,700 for the rest. wont the Nehalem CPUs be expensive? and the compatible motherboards to? also i doubt that DDR3 memory price will drop by then, which the NEhalem is optomized 4.

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I would wait for nehalem and it should be able to fit in your budget A 2.66ghz bloomfield should be $284 and is 25-50% faster than Yorkfield clock for clock. A x58 motherboard will probably cost ~$250 plus 3 or 6gb of DDR3 since nehalem supports triple channel.


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i would definantely wait for nehalem. i wish my dad waited before building his pc. he just spent 1800+ on a quad core system.

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tell ur dad to sell it and use the money for nehalem
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