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    Wait for Nehalem...?

    Lo,

    I've been planning to build a gaming Rig for 6 months and now Nehalem is so close I really don't want to re-buy expensive tech buy the end of the year.

    What want to buy at the momentwhich is not Nehalem compatible -
    Motherboard: Abit IP-35 Pro
    CPU: Q450
    RAM: DDR2 (Not sure if Nehalem will support this)
    Cooler: Thermalright 120 ultra extreme ((Not sure if the attachment will be the same...)

    So, should I do...

    1) Scale down what I was going to buy to: Abit Dark Raider W/ Q6600 and a Scythe Mime and upgrade as soon as Nehalem comes

    or

    2) Buy the expensive stuff and just wait a year or too before upgrading to Nehalem

    Also does anyone know whether current coolers will be compatible and about DDR 2 compatibility?

    Many thanks to anyone who comments,
    FifthFreedom
    Last edited by FifthFreedom; 08-06-2008 at 06:19 PM.

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    Re: Wait for Nehalem...?

    You already have a decent machine, just buy more RAM and a better GPU to tide you over until Nehalem comes and see what you want to do then.
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    Re: Wait for Nehalem...?

    I aint bought it yet.

    Fixed the first post so it makes that clearer...

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    Re: Wait for Nehalem...?

    I was in a similar dilemma... Look at this thread:
    http://forums.hexus.net/hexus-hardwa...l-nehalem.html
    I would recommend either buy budget components or get some stuff second hand until nehalem comes along

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    Re: Wait for Nehalem...?

    Ahh right, well no, neither DDR2 nor current coolers will be compatible with Nehalem, the entire socket has been rearranged so the DDR3 memory pins can hook up with the onboard memory controller. So an upgrade to Nehalem will be a complete change in platform (aside from PCIe graphics cards).
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    Re: Wait for Nehalem...?

    1) Scale down what I was going to buy to: Abit Dark Raider W/ Q6600 and a Scythe Mime and upgrade as soon as Nehalem comes
    May be cheaper but certainly not a budget spec.

    I guarantee you would see no advantage from your 'High End' thoughts to the quote above.

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    Re: Wait for Nehalem...?

    Yeah I think your right man.

    And I can buy cheaper RAM too.

    Then whack a Nehalem, a GT280 and 4 Gigs of DDR3 into my Antec 1200 and I have a kickass Uber-PC....

    Damn thats gonna be sweet...

    If only the Nehalem came out sooner lol..

    EDIT:

    ANYBODY KNOW ABOUT THIS RAM?

    LN11596 ?

    Cheers...
    Last edited by FifthFreedom; 08-06-2008 at 09:30 PM.

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    Re: Wait for Nehalem...?

    Unless you're super rich and can get whatever extreme edition Nehalem chip comes out, just get the best you can afford now, and forget about Nehalem. You've been waiting for 6 months already - how long do you wait? You could carry on waiting for something new forever, and Nehalem is bound to have a premium on it for quite a while.

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    Re: Wait for Nehalem...?

    Naah, I hate having last years tech. I can spend £200 on stuff which I will replace and maybe I can get half that back if I sell it on eBay so I think it's win win.

    Final spec if anyone's interested...

    From eBuyer
    Mouse Razer DeathAdder 1800DPI Gaming Mouse - Ebuyer £35.11
    Case Antec 1200 Twelve Hundred Full Tower Case - No PSU - Ebuyer £110.00
    Monitor Dell 2408WFP 24" Monitor 1920x1200 3000:1 6ms Silver/Black 3 Years Warranty - Ebuyer £410.00
    Speakers Logitech G51 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System - 155W RMS - Ebuyer £97.47
    Total £652.58

    From Scan
    Motherboard LN18913 £67.79
    RAM LN11596 £30.13
    CPU LN21080 £122.78

    Heatsink/Fan LN13881 £23.84
    Keyboard LN22208 £57.56
    Optical X2 LN20841 £36.64
    USB LN18044 £4.69
    PSU LN21950 £98.69
    Bluetooth LN22875 £8.21
    Fan LN16667 £8.77
    Power Cord LN14985 19.09
    Carrige £9.28
    Total £487.47

    (ITEMS IN RED WILL BE REPLACED...)

    + GT280!

    Grand Total £1,140.05

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