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Old November 21, 2008, 10:33 PM
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Default 2800$ Build with no I7. Wat?

I'm gonna assume everything goes down about 50% in the next 1 and a half years so that this compy would be about 1500 by the time I buy it lol. I'm buying from ncix or newegg.ca, I donno. It's gonna be used for gaming, and some graphic design and downloading alot of stuff. I will do a bit of overclocking on it. This is what I have, I'm sure someone is gonna completly revise it :D.

CPU: Q9400
GPU: 4870X2
PSU: 1000HX (Might wanna stick another 4870X2 in there later)
RAM: 2 sets of mushkin XP-8500 1066 4GB (8GB)
Mobo: ASUS Rampage Formula X48
Case: Haf 932
HDD: 1TB western digital (Yes 1tb is nessessary)
CDD: Nice little LG burner
CDD2: Super fast reader
Monitor: Sony 2253W 22Inch
Heatsink: Ultra-120 (Big overclock potential?)
Heatsink fan: Scythe Ultra Kaze 2000RPM
OS: Vista(<3) 64-Bit

With shipping and junk, it's 2800 today, yay, and hopefully 1400 in the next 1 and a half years.

Please give feedback, thanks alot :D.
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Old November 21, 2008, 11:09 PM
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With that amount of cash invested why not go core i7 ? That way instead of losing 50%, you'll only lose 25-30 %.
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Old November 21, 2008, 11:36 PM
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In the next 1 and 1/2 years, those parts will be somewhat outdated and the i7 would become more "affordable."
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Old November 22, 2008, 12:31 AM
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IN a year and a half. They won't sell these parts anymore.

q9400 and that videocards will be off the shelf in 1.5 years. They would likely cease production and reduce the price 20 percent before they would sell at 0.5. However, in 1.5 years there will probaly be 300 dollar card with performance exceeding the 4870 x2.

I don't think the same thing will happen with the processor those. It will down to max 200 dollars(q6600 ain;t getting cheaper) before being discontinued.

Alot of people have to realize technology doesn't have a downward depreciation in the retail market for computer technology. Stuff will be Discontinued and replaced before hitting a low enough margin.

Its getting hard to find a x38mb now, a rampage formula is not something massed produced. With the current demand of rampage formula you won't find it 1.5 years.

Ddr2 is as cheap as it gonna get, same with dvd burners. Stuff like heatsinks,PS, fans won't get much cheaper as innovation never renders one of these products obsolete. The only thing that will get cheaper is the HD.
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Old November 22, 2008, 01:12 AM
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IN a year and a half. They won't sell these parts anymore.

q9400 and that videocards will be off the shelf in 1.5 years. They would likely cease production and reduce the price 20 percent before they would sell at 0.5. However, in 1.5 years there will probaly be 300 dollar card with performance exceeding the 4870 x2.

I don't think the same thing will happen with the processor those. It will down to max 200 dollars(q6600 ain;t getting cheaper) before being discontinued.

Alot of people have to realize technology doesn't have a downward depreciation in the retail market for computer technology. Stuff will be Discontinued and replaced before hitting a low enough margin.

Its getting hard to find a x38mb now, a rampage formula is not something massed produced. With the current demand of rampage formula you won't find it 1.5 years.

Ddr2 is as cheap as it gonna get, same with dvd burners. Stuff like heatsinks,PS, fans won't get much cheaper as innovation never renders one of these products obsolete. The only thing that will get cheaper is the HD.
And even HD's seem to hit a bottom at around $60-$80, they just seem to grow in capacity once they reach that price range.

That being said, I have to ask the OP, let me get this straight, you want us to help you budget/build a system you don't plan on buying for more than a year and a half? Is that correct or are my eyes failing me. No offense to the OP, but if that's what your truly asking, then well, come back in a year and a bit.

All the hardware you listed will be obsolete and for that kind of coin ($1500ish) you'll be able to build a mid-high end i7 with a mid-high-end GPU that's more powerful than today's uber GPU's.

If not I apologize profusely, but this seems not the case.
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Old November 22, 2008, 01:33 AM
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I just deleted my previous post after more clearly reading the OP and I am inclined to agree its likely in 1.5 years you won't see these parts, at best you'll only find them used.
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Old November 22, 2008, 01:50 AM
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Whats a Q9400?
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Old November 22, 2008, 07:26 AM
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Personally, I think you are building yourself into a corner. I also don't see why you would spend that kind of money and NOT go with an i7...

Also, where are you buying your components? $2800 for that seems quite a bit.
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Old November 22, 2008, 07:58 AM
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Whats a Q9400?
That's what i'm sayin knaw wha'm sayin that's alot of knaw wha'm sayin's knaw wha'm sayin. lolol
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Old November 22, 2008, 08:33 AM
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Whats a Q9400?
A Q9450 with 6MB L2 cache rather then 12 MB l2 Cache.
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