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Buy now or wait till Black Friday?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I am going to build my first gaming PC ever ( at 30 years old ) but I was wondering what the best time to buy would be. I have a Microcenter about 30 minutes from me thankfully, and the build I want priced out at around 800 not including windows. Does anyone think there will be substantial enough discounts to wait until November? I don't seem memory prices dropping much lower, but perhaps GPU's will considering the imminent release of the 1180s. I am not in dire need of a replacement, but I don't know if I'll gain anything by waiting another 4 months.

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4 minutes ago, cbranham26 said:

but perhaps GPU's will considering the imminent release of the 1180s

These won't be out any time soon. 


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5 minutes ago, LinusTechTipsFanFromDarlo said:

These won't be out any time soon. 

Rumours put them to be released during autumn. 

 

For your own budget you might aswell build a Ryzen 1600 system with an RX 580 or 1060 6GB.  Though if you need a monitor you will have to skimp on a few things

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12 minutes ago, cbranham26 said:

I am going to build my first gaming PC ever ( at 30 years old ) but I was wondering what the best time to buy would be. I have a Microcenter about 30 minutes from me thankfully, and the build I want priced out at around 800 not including windows. Does anyone think there will be substantial enough discounts to wait until November? I don't seem memory prices dropping much lower, but perhaps GPU's will considering the imminent release of the 1180s. I am not in dire need of a replacement, but I don't know if I'll gain anything by waiting another 4 months.

Nvidia and Intel will be having HUGE discounts on previous-generation products. Combine this with black friday and you have a steal. Just make sure that you avoid injury or this cost will be offset by your medical bills.


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Just now, GoldenLag said:

Rumours put them to be released during autumn.

Can't see this happening, this is what I think...

 

January/February 2019: announcement of the architecture.

June/July 2019: First cards to be released onto the market.   

 

 


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Just now, LinusTechTipsFanFromDarlo said:

Can't see this happening, this is what I think...

 

January/February 2019: announcement of the architecture.

June/July 2019: First cards to be released onto the market.   

 

 

That is also quite likely, but due to release cycles eith Mvidia and upcomming events the 1180 series is said to be announched in late august

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5 minutes ago, LOOK OVER HERE said:

Nvidia and Intel will be having HUGE discounts on previous-generation products. Combine this with black friday and you have a steal. Just make sure that you avoid injury or this cost will be offset by your medical bills.

The only issue is the waiting time till blacl friday.

 

Also huge discounts are unlikey with how the 9000 series appear to be limed up

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2 minutes ago, GoldenLag said:

is said to be announched in late august

No, Nvidia has no reason to release anything more powerful yet until competition from AMD heats up which won't be for a long time. 


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I'd wait until Black Friday if you're looking for the best deals. AMD generally has pretty solid pricing, on top of MicroCenter's already great discounts.

Just go into it with an open mind; don't look at your list and see if the items are on sale, go in looking for "a 500GB SSD (for example)", and find the one with the best discount.

 

5 minutes ago, LOOK OVER HERE said:

Nvidia and Intel will be having HUGE discounts on previous-generation products. Combine this with black friday and you have a steal. Just make sure that you avoid injury or this cost will be offset by your medical bills.

Really? Because I don't think that has happened any other time ;)

4 minutes ago, LinusTechTipsFanFromDarlo said:

Can't see this happening, this is what I think...

 

January/February 2019: announcement of the architecture.

June/July 2019: First cards to be released onto the market.  

I don't think they'll wait that long. Even with extra stock, the path JayZ2Cents outlined is much more accurate.

1 minute ago, LinusTechTipsFanFromDarlo said:

No, Nvidia has no reason to release anything more powerful yet until competition from AMD heats up which won't be for a long time. 

That's not entirely accurate either. Not really how business works.


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5 minutes ago, dizmo said:

That's not entirely accurate either. Not really how business works.

But then they'd be releasing cards for fun...

 

Reality is that Pascal is still plenty powerful enough for most gamers. 


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I'm in the camp that waiting for Black Friday is hardly worth while. Sure you might find that one deal for something you want, but in my experience, Black Friday tends to be when retailers dump a bunch of unsold stock. And even if a desired component goes on sale, it's usually not any cheaper than when it'd go on sale in the first place.

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Just now, M.Yurizaki said:

I'm in the camp that waiting for Black Friday is hardly worth while. Sure you might find that one deal for something you want, but in my experience, Black Friday tends to be when retailers dump a bunch of unsold stock. And even if a desired component goes on sale, it's usually not any cheaper than when it'd go on sale in the first place.

In countries other than The US it seems like more of gimmick than actual good deals

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4 minutes ago, GoldenLag said:

In countries other than The US it seems like more of gimmick than actual good deals

Even in the US, it's pretty much a gimmick. It's preying on people who think they're getting a good deal when most of the time it probably isn't or it's not any better than say a Back-to-school sale or Father's Day sale or Mother's Day sale or any other "we're using a holiday as an excuse to sell you crap" sale

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15 minutes ago, LinusTechTipsFanFromDarlo said:

No, Nvidia has no reason to release anything more powerful yet until competition from AMD heats up which won't be for a long time. 

I think Nvidia is set on crushing AMD once and for all. Currently AMD still has cards that are competetive at their respected pricetier. 12nm pascal is all that is needed. Once a 1060 level card with 12nm is out, the polaris cards are uselss untill they are 12nm aswell (or 7nm ive kinda lost track of where polaris is going)

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1 minute ago, M.Yurizaki said:

Even in the US, it's pretty much a gimmick. It's preying on people who think they're getting a good deal when most of the time it probably isn't or it's not any better than say a Back-to-school sale or Father's Day sale or Mother's Day sale or any other "we're using a holiday as an excuse to sell you crap" sale

Using a price comparison site often reveal the truth of what companies are actually selling you. Thats why i allways have a few houndred mb of mobile data in case i see a deal in a shop

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thank you for the replies! I do not need a monitor, as I bought a used 24 inch Asus 144hz monitor for 125$, I am looking to go Intel, because frankly they have done a better job marketing their products. For comparison sake, I am rocking an AMD phenom XT1090T processor. I did just buy a 1060 3gb clearance for 199$ as far as the build I am looking for an I-8 8700 ( don't care about OC ) I only play Overwatch at the moment, so it might be overkill, but I also like to stream, and want to future proof myself.

 

Also for those wondering-my current processor and the 1060 along with 8 gb ddr is average about 110 FPS in overwatch on low settings. ( CPU is the bottleneck )

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$125 for 144hz? Color me jealous, I'm still on the lookout for deals like that. As for future-proofing...I dunno, a heftier upgrade than a 1060 3GB might be worthwhile despite mostly playing Overwatch, even bumping up to 1070 would be helpful. But right now seems to be some of the best pricing in general for PC parts we've seen for a little while, now that the GPU market has relaxed and RAM is cooling off.

 

Speaking of cooling off, what are your cooling plans for that i7?


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