Stocks are in high very demand and will only arrive few weeks down the road, this means that I can only start building my system in December. One more month later, Yorkfield will be released with better performance at the same price, now I seriously considering on waiting till January for the Q9300 Yorkfield.
I will be building my Quad Core system in these few weeks to come. It will be based off the older Kensfield platform as prices are really very affordable now. The thing with the new Yorksfield system is the price and when released later this year, will be high up in the $600-$1000 range for a decent processor + motherboard combo. My stand is that even if you can afford it, it’s no point spending more than $1000 on technology which will be definitely become obsolete in a few months time.
Been looking forward and monitoring these hardware prices since early this year. It will be a good time to act and swipe the Quad core processor, motherboard, graphic card and 4GB RAM upgrade totaling a sub $1000. At least I can transition off the AGP era in PCI-E and Socket 478 to LGA 775.
Besides being a more capable workstation and multi-tasking powerhouse, this will also be the system capable for Crysis & Unreal Tournament 3 at maximum settings, not to mention future favorites like the current Team Fortress 2 and upcoming Starcraft II.
After that, would be setting my crosshairs next on the N95 8GB when it hits in the sub $600 priceline. My Dad don’t need a new phone, so he’s allowing me to upgrade through his Singtel mobile plan.