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Old 11-13-2006, 01:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was just wondering with the appearance of the new 680i boards
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188009)
and the 8800 video cards (http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16814150204),
if I should hold off buying for a bit until prices go down, or if I should just buy these expensive things now.

This is what I was going to get:
P5B Wi-Fi Deluxe
E6400
2 GB G.skill RAM
7600GT

What do you think?
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Buy now.
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Why?

Mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813188009

Video Card:
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16814150204

PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16817128002

Processor:
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16819115004

RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820231098

1292$ on newegg.com. A tad more than I wanted to spend right now...
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Looks good, buy buy buy.
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General, feel like playing Devils Advocate today?
Dante, if you hold off now, something great is coming out around the corner, and if you wait on that, something else will be around the corner...
Something great will always come out once you buy something, just get what is good today and be happy with it.
The 8800 will play any video game in existence this year, and any game that comes out next year.
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I am just worried that it will go down about half then I will be quite mad. I am also worried that the newest versions of the 8800's will have bugs with DX10 right away, as well as driver issuses. I have also had issues with the last EVGA motherboard I bought and I am unsure if I want to buy from EVGA again...
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I also need to know if that PSU is going to be enough to run all of those components, or will I need something like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341002
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Although Im normally a fan of buy now technology will always get better so no point in waiting etc. I do think you should wait the power consumption, size and unknown reliability with directx10 and vista are all factors I think are worth waiting for. At most Id wait till feb or march to see how things work out and 2rd revisions to be released.
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for sli that psu will not be enough... and you do not need a new motherboard to use that card, stick with the asus
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I was going to build a machine around the e6600 and the new 8800 series cards, then I got a $450 ticket for a rolling stop...

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