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Old 12-25-2010, 08:26 AM   #1
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Gaming PC 2011.

Estimate a price for me guys...

A system that includes the following

1. Sandy-bridge CPU - mid-range (1155)- Not the slowest, but Im not paying $800 extra (think i7950 vs i7980 price difference)

2. 1155 socket Motherboard

3. Mid-range SSD (80-120gb) (for installing OS+games on)

How much do you think a system with at least the top 3 things will cost in 2011?
 
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Old 12-25-2010, 08:30 AM   #2
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Safe to say at least $1000 for complete system with Sandy Bridge + SSD easy.
If you just want to upgrade a few things, well that's a different story.

Little early to tell just yet though as far as pricing goes.
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Old 12-25-2010, 08:32 AM   #3
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Estimate a price for me guys...

A system that includes the following

1. Sandy-bridge CPU - mid-range (1155)- Not the slowest, but Im not paying $800 extra (think i7950 vs i7980 price difference)

2. 1155 socket Motherboard

3. Mid-range SSD (80-120gb) (for installing OS+games on)

How much do you think a system with at least the top 3 things will cost in 2011?
sandy bridge is replacing the 1156 socket, they arent going to make it as much as the 1366 socket this would be a stupid move on Intels part. If anything i see them taking over the prices of the current I5 starting at 200 bucks
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Old 12-25-2010, 08:34 AM   #4
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Unless you plan on skimping on everything else besides the CPU and SSD, you're gonna be paying more than $1000. Given Intel's pricing history, I'd bet you're looking at $1500+.

Edit: I haven't seen any pricing on Sandybridge yet, maybe an Intel Hammer Legion Member could tell you better than me.
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Old 12-25-2010, 08:34 AM   #5
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Estimate a price for me guys...

A system that includes the following

1. Sandy-bridge CPU - mid-range (1155)- Not the slowest, but Im not paying $800 extra (think i7950 vs i7980 price difference)

2. 1155 socket Motherboard

3. Mid-range SSD (80-120gb) (for installing OS+games on)

How much do you think a system with at least the top 3 things will cost in 2011?
Those specific parts:

CPU: ~200 for an i5-2500K
Mobo: ~100-160 depending on what you want.
SSD: ~100-200 depending on size/speed/if you get a deal

I'd venture ~900-1100$ for the whole system.
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Old 12-25-2010, 08:40 AM   #6
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The estimates are sandy bridge should be available for a bit over $300.oo US when it comes out. The idea is for Intel to put out something that can compete with AMD's hex cores. As for SSDs, the next generation sata 6.0 compatible SSDs will be out in a couple of months which should drive down the price of the current offerings, maybe down to around $150.oo for 120gb. So just between those two you have 450-500 bucks worth of computer parts. Add another $300.oo for video card, another $100.oo for psu, another $100.oo for case, another $100.oo for ram, and you have well over a thousand bucks without a monitor or os.
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Old 12-25-2010, 08:45 AM   #7
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i5-2500K 216$
Ga-P67-UD3 117$ (https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?...CIW2_r4N#gid=0)
4GB G.skill 1.35 volt DDR3 ~60$
Antec 300 or Illusion ~50$/50$ on sale
Corsiar 500 50$
Litescribe DVD burner 17$
Samsung F3 1TB 70$ (~55$ on sale)
AMD 6950 300$ (likely with a 20$ rebate)
SSD 100-200 depending on size/speed

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Old 12-25-2010, 08:50 AM   #8
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Yea if you really want SSD I would wait. Not just for Sandy Bridge, but SATA-III 6gbps SSDs are pretty new and so far only Crucial has them out as far as I see. The prices will drop once more brands of SATA-III SSDs are released.
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