Decisions, Decisions, help! - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-08-2006, 12:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 250
Default Decisions, Decisions, help!

Hi, i'm planning on building a new computer over the summer in order to take it to college with me. But i'm having some trouble choosing some stuff, and i'm asking for some help

I planned out what i wanted for most of my computer parts. The only two remaining question is which video card and which CPU?

Videocard wise, there's one that I was looking at, which was the signature series evga 7900gt.
It's supposedly as fast as 7900gtx with cheaper cost and factory tested overclocked so I was looking at that. Tt's around $360. My question is due to the new 7950 series, will the price of the 7900 fall soon? or will it still be the same until some 8000 series comes out? If I could save some money by buying it later in the summer, I could definitely do that. If it doesn't drop in price, then i'd definitely go for the video card up top. It's a limited edition, so I don't want to miss out on it.

Now, for the cpu, I know I want to wait for the conroe 6600. But after reading the article from anandtech, it seems like it would be almost impossible for me to get one in my hand on the date of release, so would it be worth it for me to wait for it to come out if i can't get one? or should i just get a athlon 64 x2 4000 (AM2 socket)

thanks in advance.

<img src=>
geo3tech is offline  
Old 06-08-2006, 12:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
Hard Gay Nahalem! Fooo!
NosBoost300's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Bellflower, CA
Posts: 10,154
Send a message via AIM to NosBoost300

i'm hoping the prices soon, i say you wait it out about a month before you buy anything.. i see prices falling in the near future

Current Build:
Intel 3770k @ 4.4 GHZ | Galaxy GTX 770 SLi | 16 GB G.Skill Sniper | ASrock z77 Extreme4
2xSamung 840pro 128GB in Raid | 2x1TB Seagate | Antec 750 Watt GamerSeries
Media Build:
Intel Core i3 3220 | Galaxy GTX 650 | 8 GB Corsair Vengeance | ASrock B75M | Samsung 840 120GB
NosBoost300 is offline  
Old 06-08-2006, 12:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
Monster Techie
alexsabree's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: United States, Arkansas
Posts: 1,845

prices are always droping.
Just buy watever it is and dont wait... and dont look back later to see wat the price is... it really gets u upset to see it cheaper or outdated.
alexsabree is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:49 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.