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Building a new computer in the next month or two. Wait for new technology?

#1Rama_IIIPosted 8/25/2013 4:07:31 PM
I spend about $1000 - $1500 every three to five years on new computers...rarely carrying anything over other than hard drives and peripherals. The last few times I ended up buying parts right before they went on sale, or right before some new generation of video card or processor or motherboard or WHATEVER came out. It kind of ruins the point of upgrading so infrequently if I don't get decent stuff.

Anyway, I want to avoid doing that this time. Is there some new technology on the horizon that is worth waiting for? I'm not concerned about it if it's gonna be obscenely priced god-tier stuff like the Titan. Just stuff like RAM technology. Many years ago I built a new computer with DDR2 RAM like a month before DDR3 was released. Things of that nature.

I'd ask for specific suggestions but I figure I can find some if I search through some topics. You guys are busy enough building computers for everybody else.
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#2GTRagnarokPosted 8/25/2013 4:24:19 PM
Only big thing I can think of is AMD's new GPUs, which should be out in a couple of months. DDR4 will be out next year, but it'll be really expensive for a while. DDR3 is fine anyway.
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#3TimePharaohPosted 8/25/2013 4:24:57 PM
There's always "new technology"
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#4Rama_III(Topic Creator)Posted 8/25/2013 4:29:24 PM
GTRagnarok posted...
Only big thing I can think of is AMD's new GPUs, which should be out in a couple of months. DDR4 will be out next year, but it'll be really expensive for a while. DDR3 is fine anyway.


I see, thanks. Do you know if the new GPUs are gonna be Titan-priced, or something more standard?
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#5GTRagnarokPosted 8/25/2013 4:39:26 PM
Rama_III posted...
I see, thanks. Do you know if the new GPUs are gonna be Titan-priced, or something more standard?


It's rumored to be under $600.
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#6Rama_III(Topic Creator)Posted 8/25/2013 4:43:57 PM
Awesome. This topic has already paid off. Thanks again.
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#7blax34dmPosted 8/25/2013 6:22:11 PM
Definitely wait for the new amd gpu, should be a big leap forward
#8Vindication123Posted 8/25/2013 9:25:01 PM
DDR3 at 2133 with a mobo support will nullify any dire DDR4 concerns until you want DDR4.

Best time to buy a PC is when current CPU you want is on it's last cycle, before the new crap comes out. I think, anyway.
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#9PhilOnDezPosted 8/25/2013 9:42:42 PM
Don't buy 2133 mhz ram, it's a huge waste of money. Just buy some decent 1600-1866 sticks and OC them.
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#10Vindication123Posted 8/25/2013 10:40:06 PM
2133 is the best buck/performance so I find the Irony in that statement.... It's 1600 or 2133....
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