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    Re: Time for an upgrade?

    Also, the larger cuts are going to be for £200 is CPUs, as thats the region that i7s will be stepping onto, with better perfomance... so those will have to be dropped. There will be less need to drop cheaper chips...

    See how I am persuading myself that its ok to buy...

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    Re: Time for an upgrade?

    If you use that pholosophie then you will see the £200 CPUs drop in price and have something better than the Q6600.

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    Re: Time for an upgrade?

    Nah what will happen now is the Q6600 and Q6700 will go end of line, then the Q8200, Q9300, Q9400 will all filter down so they fill the gap maybe £130, £150, £175 the Q9550 with fall to maybe £200 and the Q9650 may drop down to say £300.

    Until the new i7 chips fall below £200 I don't think you will see a better prices than those for the current quads.

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    Re: Time for an upgrade?

    All I know is don't follow me. Once I click on an order it is guaranteed to drop in price within a few days.

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    Re: Time for an upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by piggin23 View Post
    All I know is don't follow me. Once I click on an order it is guaranteed to drop in price within a few days.
    You arent that special That happens to ALL of us... Just make sure that you dont look for prices for about 3 months after - otherwise you'll kick yourself...

    Despite having my order all ready online in my scan basket (just leaving it open at work, incase ) I keep comin up against things... Cooler might not fit in the case, PSU 8-pin cable might not be long enough (PSU is at bottom of case) etc... and its delaying me buying.

    Just want to get it out of the way, because its getting distracting now! Especially at work!!!

    Sorry for the thread hijack (Although the title of the thread is still right, so I'm just being efficient )

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    Re: Time for an upgrade?

    Not a problem. Did not realise it was a thread hijack.

    If you don't mind discussing it? What is in your basket?

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    Re: Time for an upgrade?

    Don't expect Core2 prices to plummet. Intel still have a good money-spinner selling them for upgrades to the plethora of Core2 motherboard owners out there. Also, you won't be seeing a "budget" i7 system for a while yet, hence vendors will be selling Core2 systems for quite some time still.
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    Re: Time for an upgrade?

    I didn't think there were any game that push the q6600 if you overclock it to 3ghz
    Heck there's hardly anything that pushes a c2d running at 3ghz.

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    Re: Time for an upgrade?

    Looks like I will be OK then as I have my Q6600 @ 3.54ghz (442 x 8)

    Would like a little more but the system becomes unstable when running orthos.

    Will have to ask the question one day and see if you very clever members can help me push my system to 3.6ghz.

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    Re: Time for an upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by piggin23 View Post
    If you don't mind discussing it? What is in your basket?
    Its chopping and changing, but to be honest, I might lose a little bit of money on the CPU by buying now, but I just want it out of the way tbh... There are other things I want to do except check on prices in the evening Anyway, heres what I'm getting:

    Mobo: P5Q-E
    CPU: Q6600
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    RAM: 4GB Corsair XMS2 6400 C5
    HDD: 640GB F1
    HSF: Thermalright Ultra Extreme 120

    From my exisiting system I will be taking:

    GPU: 8800GTS 512
    PSU: Hiper 580 Type M (No, not the Type R, no, it hasnt blown up. yet)
    Monitor: Samsung 245B
    Speakers: Creative T6100

    After clearing up a few problems by doing some research, was gonna just buy now, but Scan have put the Q6600 up from £126 to £140 now... So going to have to look around. Which needless to say is a bit of a pain. Worst thing was that this time last night, I had everything in the basket ready to go, but found something that I had to research so I couldnt buy... Oh well... time to look around again...

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    Re: Time for an upgrade?

    Ebuyer are cheaper for the processor even with postage.

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    Re: Time for an upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Ebuyer are cheaper for the processor even with postage.
    Well, they would be if they had any in stock Its all hacking me off now... going to do one more proce check on everything... maybe the £15 difference isnt that much...

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    Re: Time for an upgrade?

    Just had a look myself and the price of the Q6600 has gone up everywhere, even on ebay?

    Overclo**ers are also showing the ETA on Corei7 as 14/11/08 ?

    JP have you sorted out the length of the 8 pin ATX cable?

    I know for a fact that a Hiper 580 Type R will not fit with that case. (I know they are different power supplies but are the cable lengths the same)

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    Re: Time for an upgrade?

    Yeah - bit gutted, but hey, going to get one anyway. Going to go with a P5Q-E from another vendor, as Scan havent got any ETA on them. Hopefully will have all by Wednesday to try and put together...

    In terms of the 8 pin cable, just going to get one from Scan (And also a 24-pin one too, so i can tidy the cables neatly round the edges) with all the other bits and pieces...

    Maybe with them being end of line, and still being decent, demand is up, supply is down, and hence money is up too Briefly flitted with the thought of an 8400 or 8500, but gotta go Quad core while I can afford it

    WOO HOO!!!

    And I'm spent - literally... It may be end of line, it may be more expensive than 12 hours ago, it may be out of date technology, but what do I care, just bought it all for the princely sum of £444... which, as I'm chinese, happens to be really bad luck... but meh Lets hope it a) all gets here b) can actually overclock c) my mate wants my GTS so i can get a 4870 1GB...

    But erm, yeah, YOU dont upgrade - that would be silly etc The moral is, do as I say, not as I do...
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    Re: Time for an upgrade?

    Nice to see the retailers are thinking of their customers and squeezing the last few pounds from us.

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    Re: Time for an upgrade?

    I think that's going to be the last of the really cheap q6600, as places were flogging off the last of the stock, they'll still be about for a short while but at higher prices (just like what happened with the e6600 when the 45mn cores came out)

    Just before and just after new generation stuff comes out is often the best time to get bargins
    You should be able to pick up a good p35 motherboard at a low cost now

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