is it worth Buying, Waiting,

Associate
Joined
11 Aug 2007
Posts
46
Hiya guys hows you all Doing' Hope you all had a great easter holiday, i was wondering if it's worth Buying maybe waiting. because i begin to wonder it it's worth it anymore with hardware out of date so easly these days. my specifications are Pentium D, 945, 4 GiG ram ddr2-800, 160 gig hard drive, nvidia 7950gt, windows vista, i Have 400 pounds maybe i should save up more and wait till the end of the year any advice guys should i save for 800 pounds and Buy a half decent desktop :)
 
Associate
Joined
27 Feb 2009
Posts
1,400
Location
UK
I would say wait prices are very inflated at the moment and £400 will get you something better then you have but wont get you much.

smackova are you just trolling i7 for £400 i don't think so.
 
Soldato
Joined
2 Nov 2002
Posts
3,534
Location
Dorset
I'd also say wait.
The pound is very weak at the moment, and we seem to be paying a lot.
I suppose the pound may get even weaker and things will go up more, but I doubt it.
There used to be horror when motherboards hit £200 tho that seems to be the norm for Socket 1366 ones (excluding one or two)

I have an E8400 chip and thats the same price now as when it came out....and it was in demand at the time.
 
Soldato
Joined
26 Nov 2002
Posts
6,852
Location
Romford
I would see if your motherboard supports some old Core 2 chip, if it does, then just upgrade it with a new CPU and GPU. As nobody really needs i7 power right now, Core2 is still plenty powerful enough.
 
Associate
Joined
12 Dec 2005
Posts
574
You will always be waiting to upgrade, there is never really a good time as new hardware is constally coming out. As said it depends on what you want from your pc if you can hold off for a while you can often pick up current tech for roughly half the price. It's your call but there will be a time when you have to hit that buy button!
 
Soldato
Joined
18 Nov 2007
Posts
7,581
Location
Deepest Darkest Essex!!
Have you checked to see if your board will take a Core2 CPU. If so I'd put a cheap one in it, get decent cooling & overclock it. That & spend the money you have on decent graphics, Power Supply, Case Bigger Hard drive.
 
Top