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Best time to buy computer parts?

pennywaltz 117 March 24, 2012 at 05:02 PM
Hey All,

So I decided on building a gaming PC. I have been playing around with PCPartpicker to put together a few builds.

I have been looking at tech report and tom's hardware. I know sites like newegg have sales everyday. But generally, when is the best time to buy parts? I'm in no rush on putting together my gaming desktop. And of course, since this is SD.. we all want to get the most bang for our buck Smilie

Can anyone weigh in on this?

Pennywaltz

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Quote from pennywaltz View Post :
Hey All,

So I decided on building a gaming PC. I have been playing around with PCPartpicker to put together a few builds.

I have been looking at tech report and tom's hardware. I know sites like newegg have sales everyday. But generally, when is the best time to buy parts? I'm in no rush on putting together my gaming desktop. And of course, since this is SD.. we all want to get the most bang for our buck Smilie

Can anyone weigh in on this?

Pennywaltz
Well, the best time to buy to parts is on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
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the best time is when ram is FAR, just before a flood in thailand for hard drives, anytime you are near a microcenter for a CPU and/or motherboard, and for the best price/performance, look towards the future

there isn't any real best time.. each component's price will go up and down, and there will always be a faster one that comes out "soon", replacing old stuff with newer stuff that is cheaper and faster
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you need to keep up with the tech news and when a a new video chip is coming out the old one will be on sale same for processors hard drive just find a good price on a samsun ssd and maybe a 1-2 tb drive for other stuff ram look for a sale case maybe an open box or scratch and dent poser supply just keep an aya out for a sale too. That is about it
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As per komondor, keep up with tech news. For example within the next month or two the next generation Sandy Bridge chips are coming out, so i would expect the current models to drop in price and deals should start popping up so retailers can get rid of the older model stock.
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THE DAY AFTER YOU BOUGHT THEM

http://www.pricewatch.com/
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Do it when you feel it is a good price, and check to see what recent prices have been.

Newer tech will see fewer big amount drops obviously. Just go with what your needs are, and buy according.

Post up what you are thinking of going with.
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Newer stuff always come out and older stuff always go on sale after that. There's really no point in waiting. Just aim at certain part and price range you want then go for it when it's in a good price with some discount.

After that, stop looking back because you're gonna want to kill yourself for not waiting laugh out loud
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Quote from V0RT3X View Post :
After that, stop looking back because you're gonna want to kill yourself for not waiting laugh out loud
^^ pretty much very true...
bought an SSD drive for $144, a week later, it was $120 from the same site.
I RAGED... :\
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^^ pretty much very true...
bought an SSD drive for $144, a week later, it was $120 from the same site.
I RAGED... :\
if it's from the same site you can try asking for a refund of the difference.. else buy it at $120 and then return it at $144
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Setup a deal alert for each component you want or for a general component term if you're willing to be flexible.
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if it's from the same site you can try asking for a refund of the difference.. else buy it at $120 and then return it at $144
newegg wont do it, some ppl who got the same deal already tried. they said that since thats the price they advertise, then thats the price it was.

i just decided to bite my tongue since its installed in my computer already...
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Quote from Albort View Post :
^^ pretty much very true...
bought an SSD drive for $144, a week later, it was $120 from the same site.
I RAGED... :\
I did the same thing for my mobo for my 970 when it dropped an $20.. I was pissed.
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