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NYCowboy

62 months ago

I'm wondering if I should wait until after Christmas for large sales(if there are any) or buy parts now. Specifically, I've found RAM on sale (G skill 1866 DDR3 and 1600 DDR3 from $78 (both) to 68 and 60, respectively) and am wondering if I can get a better price down the road. Thanks for your help! Here's my current build (picking one of the RAM options):

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor $169.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock H97M Anniversary Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $71.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $68.00 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card $140.00
Case Enermax ECA3253-BW ATX Mid Tower Case $34.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ Micro Center
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $642.43
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-16 18:43 EST-0500

Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

that motherboard only supports ram up to 1600 speed and thats a locked i5. The 1866 ram will downclock... go with the 1600 ram

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! do you have any idea about the pricing that usually goes on with components?

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

right now prices have been so crazy its hard to know.. I've seen very good sales this past weeks!! Just keep on checking daily, if you find a really good deal just grab it.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Would you consider that 1600 ram for $60 good enough to grab?

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

got mine for 75.....I have seen ram go down to 52 so I guess thats a good price.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome, thank you!

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