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Old 26-05-07, 07:00 AM
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Build on hold?

I think I mite have to put my C2D build on hold. Why?

DDR3

PCIe 2.0

45nm

P35

Who agrees that I should wait, and who could give me estimates to when this stuff is affordable?

Edit: I just read that for PCIe 2.0 you need the x38 chipset. WTF INTEL.

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Old 26-05-07, 08:29 AM
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Thing u gotta bare in mind is, as soon as boards come out doing these, something(s) else is always around the corner too.

U buy one of these, then Intel announce something like C3D chipset. W8 some more ?
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Old 26-05-07, 08:59 AM
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trust me, you dont want to keep waiting for new stuff.....

i've put mine on hold for nearly 3 months now, just because of a single GFX card.....

the other thing you can consider, is how much it'll cost and how much gain you get.

example, 3 months ago, i can only buy E6300 from my limited budget, so i got it, but now, its only 140odd quid for a E6600......but newer chips have came out since, more expensive, and not a lot more gain.
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Old 27-05-07, 06:39 AM
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Ok so this is my plan, lemme know how you guys feel bout this:

Right now buy this:

P35 Mobo

E6600

8800 GTS 640

2GB ddr2 800

Later on(2-3years?):

New P35 Mobo

DDR3

New CPU?

Prolly new GFX card to....bah

this plan sucks.

Maybe I should just get a 965 and an e6600 and upgrade to P35 and quad in a year or so?

Smarter?
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Old 27-05-07, 12:33 PM
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I don't think it's worth waiting as you'll be waiting forever

If I was looking at building a new system I'd prob get a E4300 + i965 + DDR2 + 8800GTS 640mb & then overclock it.

Or if you think you will upgrade soon after this, maybe get a cheaper mobo for now. (i945 etc?)

How long is it before PCIe 2.0 is out?
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Old 27-05-07, 12:59 PM
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i'll say..........set a budget, and from that budget get the best of everything you can in that budget, and then, just forget about it.

honestly, if we all need 'the best of' everything, especially in IT world, we'll never be able to keep up! and there isnt that much to 'gain' from one upgrade to another!

if you dont mind not having the best gear, i'd say go for whatever is suited to your budget, then enjoy while you can
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