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Should I buy it now or wait for black friday?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Alright so here is my build. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tf2m7P
 
I want to know if I should buy this PSU that is on sale right now: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-platinum1200ss120

+ 15% off w/ promo code EMCWPHW82, ends 10/24 and $20.00 mail-in rebate  which is $209.50 after rebate OR should I wait for Black Friday and hope that it is lower at microcenter or something.

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I'm not American, but I've heard some pretty crazy stuff about Black Friday - so I'd say to wait.


I actually couldn't underclock my 5 year old GPU to make it as slow as a next-gen console.

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Alright so here is my build. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tf2m7P

 

I want to know if I should buy this PSU that is on sale right now: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-platinum1200ss120

+ 15% off w/ promo code EMCWPHW82, ends 10/24 and $20.00 mail-in rebate  which is $209.50 after rebate OR should I wait for Black Friday and hope that it is lower at microcenter or something.

I would say buy now. Black friday is usually just items they want to sell. One of the best PSU's on the market is not one of those items.


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your build draws 888watts....... dont buy it at all


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Posted · Original PosterOP

your build draws 888watts....... dont buy it at all

I will not be using those GPU's. I need to wait till the next lineup of GPU's come out. Also not all the components are on there (such as the water pump) and I will be overclocking a lot so I will be needing that extra space.

I would say buy now. Black friday is usually just items they want to sell. One of the best PSU's on the market is not one of those items.

True, I will probably buy it now and if it is lower on black Friday then I will return it.

I'm not American, but I've heard some pretty crazy stuff about Black Friday - so I'd say to wait.

I just don't want to risk the PSU not being on sale on black friday is all.

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your build draws 888watts....... dont buy it at all

Power supplies are generally most efficient at 50% load. There's no reason not to go for more power if the money isn't a huge issue to you.

Also, as stated, overclocking requires a lot more wattage.

 

I will not be using those GPU's. I need to wait till the next lineup of GPU's come out. Also not all the components are on there (such as the water pump) and I will be overclocking a lot so I will be needing that extra space.

True, I will probably buy it now and if it is lower on black Friday then I will return it.

I just don't want to risk the PSU not being on sale on black friday is all.

What do you mean by next line?

If you're referring to Pascal, you can't use your motherboard with them.

I agree though, 1200w would be a much safer bet.


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Power supplies are generally most efficient at 50% load. There's no reason not to go for more power if the money isn't a huge issue to you.

Also, as stated, overclocking requires a lot more wattage.

 

What do you mean by next line?

If you're referring to Pascal, you can't use your motherboard with them.

I agree though, 1200w would be a much safer bet.

What do you mean I won't be able to use pascal on my mobo? Isn't it backwards compatible with PCIe 3.0?

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What do you mean I won't be able to use pascal on my mobo? Isn't it backwards compatible with PCIe 3.0?

I believe it'll use it's own connector. PCIe isn't fast enough.


Current PC:

Spoiler

CPU: Intel i3 4160 Cooler: Integrated Motherboard: Integrated

RAM: G.Skill RipJaws 16GB DDR3 Storage: Transcend MSA370 128GB GPU: Intel 4400 Graphics

PSU: Integrated Case: Shuttle XPC Slim

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

Budget Rig 1 - Sold For $750 Profit

Spoiler

CPU: Intel i5 7600k Cooler: CryOrig H7 Motherboard: MSI Z270 M5

RAM: Crucial LPX 16GB DDR4 Storage: Intel S3510 800GB GPU: Nvidia GTX 980

PSU: Corsair CX650M Case: EVGA DG73

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

OG Gaming Rig - Gone

Spoiler

 

CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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So basicly buy all my components except the mobo? Will x99 mobo's come with that connector in the future?

When are you building your computer?

If it's that far in the future you shouldn't buy anything now. Wait and buy it all at the same time.


Current PC:

Spoiler

CPU: Intel i3 4160 Cooler: Integrated Motherboard: Integrated

RAM: G.Skill RipJaws 16GB DDR3 Storage: Transcend MSA370 128GB GPU: Intel 4400 Graphics

PSU: Integrated Case: Shuttle XPC Slim

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

Budget Rig 1 - Sold For $750 Profit

Spoiler

CPU: Intel i5 7600k Cooler: CryOrig H7 Motherboard: MSI Z270 M5

RAM: Crucial LPX 16GB DDR4 Storage: Intel S3510 800GB GPU: Nvidia GTX 980

PSU: Corsair CX650M Case: EVGA DG73

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

OG Gaming Rig - Gone

Spoiler

 

CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

When are you building your computer?

If it's that far in the future you shouldn't buy anything now. Wait and buy it all at the same time.

I buy stuff when I see it is on sale. For instance I just bought 17 noctua professional 3000 PWM fans that were on sale for $16.99 instead of the $27.99 price.

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I buy stuff when I see it is on sale. For instance I just bought 17 noctua professional 3000 PWM fans that were on sale for $16.99 instead of the $27.99 price.

Sales happen often. Chances are those will be on sale again.

If you're really not building until Pascal is out, then there's absolutely no point in buying most things now. RAM will drop in price quite a bit by then. The CPU, you can get the newest SkyLake.

SSD's will likely drop massively in price.

There's no need to buy a power supply yet, since we don't know the exact requirements for the new cards. They're said to use about 1/3 of the power.

Cases. Well, that you could get. But what if one comes out that you love a lot more?

The fans were probably a decent choice, I have no idea why you'd buy 17 though. What if they don't fit your case?


Current PC:

Spoiler

CPU: Intel i3 4160 Cooler: Integrated Motherboard: Integrated

RAM: G.Skill RipJaws 16GB DDR3 Storage: Transcend MSA370 128GB GPU: Intel 4400 Graphics

PSU: Integrated Case: Shuttle XPC Slim

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

Budget Rig 1 - Sold For $750 Profit

Spoiler

CPU: Intel i5 7600k Cooler: CryOrig H7 Motherboard: MSI Z270 M5

RAM: Crucial LPX 16GB DDR4 Storage: Intel S3510 800GB GPU: Nvidia GTX 980

PSU: Corsair CX650M Case: EVGA DG73

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

OG Gaming Rig - Gone

Spoiler

 

CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Sales happen often. Chances are those will be on sale again.

If you're really not building until Pascal is out, then there's absolutely no point in buying most things now. RAM will drop in price quite a bit by then. The CPU, you can get the newest SkyLake.

SSD's will likely drop massively in price.

There's no need to buy a power supply yet, since we don't know the exact requirements for the new cards. They're said to use about 1/3 of the power.

Cases. Well, that you could get. But what if one comes out that you love a lot more?

The fans were probably a decent choice, I have no idea why you'd buy 17 though. What if they don't fit your case?

Sounds good. I will just buy the case for now then.

Also believe me I will be needing 17. 

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