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Should you wait for black friday/ cyber monday deals?

thewhiteshadow

49 months ago

I live in canada and cyber monday/ black friday deals aren't always that great in my area, so i was wondering, should i wait for black friday/cyber monday to get parts for my first pc? Is it worth it?

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

If it's for some component that isn't "I have to have it now for the computer to be used", then yea. For instance, if you were looking at a 1TB SSD, then just get a 120~128GB model now, or for a GPU, get a budget GPU that just works and save up for an awesome model around then.

If it is a critical component, then you'll have to either buy it now/whenever you put it together or see if you can keep using whatever computer you currently have until then.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not really sure what to do because i can't decide if i should wait for black friday or get my parts now i'm in this dilemma for like everything in my pc :/

If you had some insight, please share

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Is your current computer acceptable for what you do and plan on doing until then? That's the major controlling factor.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor $90.37 @ DirectCanada
Motherboard ASRock H97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $86.58 @ Vuugo
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $75.69 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $67.78 @ Canada Computers
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card $420.03 @ NCIX
Case BitFenix Comrade ATX Mid Tower Case $60.71 @ DirectCanada
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $87.33 @ NCIX
Other OS $70.00
Other HDMI male to Vga female adapter $5.26
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1023.75
Mail-in rebates -$60.00
Total $963.75
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-30 21:57 EDT-0400

this is my build, and i'm planning on using it for gaming, as well i was planning on upgrading to an i5 around my birthday (in a couple of months

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

It may be better to wait until your birthday and just get an i5 then. Could also save some money up until then and maybe get a Z97 MB and cooler for overclocking. (Assuming you get the unlocked i5)

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

just looked at prices on current i5's in canada. Nvm way above my price point :/ what cpu would you recommend otherwise

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