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yanquis1972
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Re: Personal Supercomputer

Post by yanquis1972 » Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:02 pm

true, but for instance i lucked out & bought a quad nehalem at a decent time (april) & the desktop tech wont see much development for another few months (though id love to have one of those i7 975s :D)...yet if in 6-8 months you can get 12-16 cores for the price at which you can now get 8, or if in 12 you can get even more, it seems silly to spend mucho dinero on a premium computer right now. just my uninformed opinion tho.

edit - i guess to put what im saying simply is, since the 'last big thing' happened towards the beginning of the year, i think its best to wait till 'the next big thing' happens toward the beginning of next (or whenever) if u want to maximize yr dollar.

pavel

Re: Personal Supercomputer

Post by pavel » Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:30 pm

yanquis1972 wrote:spending 10K on a computer right now is probably a terrible idea, you could get a top-end one for half that or less, tho, it will not be top-end in 6 months or so. now if u wait maybe 1-2 years supposedly we're soon to have 64-core beasts available for purchase.
as harvery pointed out it will probably never will be the perfect time to by the best system available on the market. I have been looking around and it seems that intel has some chips coming out soon. Maybe I should wait couple of months.

yanquis1972
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Re: Personal Supercomputer

Post by yanquis1972 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 3:43 am

well, i believe that also the nehalem EX is coming out soon, maybe this year, so probably for a bit more than the price you would now pay for 8 cores, you can pay for 16 in a few months. :)

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