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Calling all psychics, read the future of computer prices

By Stick'o ram
Jun 7, 2009
  1. I plan on building a new computer before I head on out to college, and I was wondering how the prices might change by the end of July.

    Right now I have a build in mind for about 1,500 dollars, but If prices are going to drop I will DEFIANTLY wait. I'm wondering the most about the Core i7's, there motherboards and Nvidia graphics cards esp. in the GTX 285 range.

    Thank you!
     
  2. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    Hi Stick'o ram,
    speculation...how fun :D
    keep your eyes on the i7 940 and 965, its a pretty safe bet that thier prices will drop as they are bieng phased out and replaced by the new i7 975 and 950. The trend in graphic cards for the last year + has been down and down some more. motherboards...i haven't the foggiest
     
  3. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    The low end will be lower, while the high end will be higher... top quality performance and reliability will cost more...
     
  4. Stick'o ram

    Stick'o ram TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 178

    I know that higher quality will cost more, but will the price in motherboards drop over time, like sometime during the end of July will the Core i7 boards be cheaper than they are now?
     
  5. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    geek research!

    Hi Stick o' ram
    well this was an opportunity to learn something from the one asking the question. check out the price histories on the components you are asking about. and consider this:

    as i said in my first reply

    the i7 975 and 950 are out now and replacing the 920 and 965 which will drop the prices on the 920 and 965

    a new round of i7 motherboards is coming out over the next few weeks which should drop the price of the current crop of X-- motherboards.

    the 285 has been dropping in price, and the GTX300 is due out next month which should drop the price even more on the GTX 295 and the GTX 285.

    so it looks like from these and prior history, that you would save a few bucks if you wait until the end of july to put together your i7 system.......man im a geek! :haha:



    http://www.mypricechart.com/cat/comp_hw/cpu/intel/core_i7/
    http://www.mypricechart.com/product/155602/MSI_X58_Pro_LGA_1366_Intel_X58_ATX_Intel.htm
    http://www.afterdawn.com/hardware/price_comparison.cfm/13916/usd/intel_core_i7_920



    http://bensbargains.net/history/97520
    http://bensbargains.net/history/96626
    http://www.priceprotectr.com/items/...CP-Ready-SLI-Supported-Video-Card--Retail.jsp
     
  6. Stick'o ram

    Stick'o ram TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 178

    Awesome, thank you very much!
     
  7. Stick'o ram

    Stick'o ram TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 178

    I know this is kinda off topic but is Kimsland still around? He was a beast of a poster.
     
  8. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Lots a posts from Kimsland... Total posts are at 16,739 with 31.71 ave posts per day after joining just December 29, of 2007. He last posted just a week ago, so I assume he is still active.
     
  9. Stick'o ram

    Stick'o ram TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 178

    Alright so I'm still looking, I've been thinking about maybe just going for the i7920. Unless you expect some other i7 to pop into the 300-399 range???
     
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