Kaby Lake probably won't push prices down too much more on Skylake stuff once it's actually out. Typically you see clearances right before a new processor launch. So keep a close eye out for some deals on Skylake based systems over the next month or so.Thanks for all the replies! I need to edit my sig as I don't have that system anymore. My current system is a i7 6700HQ HP notebook with integrated graphics. XD
Going off your responses, I think I'll either stick with the Intel system, or wait another 3 months or so for Kaby Lake. If anything, it'll push the prices down even further. I could put together my own system, but I'm too lazy and these particular prebuilt models cost less than if I were to buy the parts separately. I was trying to keep things below $650.
Here are the ones I'm considering
This one drops down to $600 every now and then
This one hits $650 every once in a while
I was talking about the hardware side only, installing the software and all your apps etc and getting it setup the way you want it is something that you need to spend time doing if you buy premade or not. And installing windows is trivial nowdays, put it on a USB stick and it only takes 10 min.Takes me a lot longer than that to put together a system, especially when I have to install Windows, get the latest drivers for stuff, etc.
PFFT,. it takes that much time just to route the cabling out of the way of the fans and to make it look good. Putting together a system can easily take 1-3 hours or more, even for seasoned veterans. That doesn't even include loading the OS and configuring your software which can take another half a day to a full day.I agree with it possibly being a hassle for people who haven't done it, but it doesn't take alot of time, 20 min max start to finish. Maybe 30 if you have to read instructions for anything because you haven't done it before.
Maybe we are just getting tired of the Zen hype, and especially about how cheap it will be. I agree if you are building your own higher end system it makes sense to wait for Zen. But for someone that is looking to buy an 800.00 prebuilt, I seriously doubt Zen or intel HEDT platform will enter the picture at all.argh, let it slide please, who cares.
Better think about that again. A KL cpu alone will be 200.00 plus (I would not upgrade an 8 core FX to anything less than an intel quad).Sorry for taking so long to reply guys. I've decided to go with the AMD system and go against what I mentioned earlier and upgrade the internals later next year when I can find a $200ish deal on an Kaby Lake CPU/mobo/memory combo. Thanks for all the help!
I hope you have a Micro Center so you can get the $130 8320E + Aura board deal. Otherwise I'd pass.Sorry for taking so long to reply guys. I've decided to go with the AMD system and go against what I mentioned earlier and upgrade the internals later next year when I can find a $200ish deal on an Kaby Lake CPU/mobo/memory combo. Thanks for all the help!
Unless you scored two 480s for a reasonable price versus a 1080 — in games that make 480 Crossfire worthwhile?And Polaris was also a Titan killer at 249$.
You get what you pay for.
There's a Microcenter around me, but it's quite a drive. I'll hang onto my system and hold out for a nice deal on an i5 upgrade kit sometime next year.I hope you have a Micro Center so you can get the $130 8320E + Aura board deal. Otherwise I'd pass.
I saw that deal earlier and was mighty tempted. I'm happy with the $600 system I got though. Runs my older Steam and Blizzard games fine at 1080p.Even AMD would rather you use an Intel CPU.
If you had bought the Intel system, you could have just dropped in a Kaby Lake CPU next year without having to rip and replace the motherboard/RAM.Sorry for taking so long to reply guys. I've decided to go with the AMD system and go against what I mentioned earlier and upgrade the internals later next year when I can find a $200ish deal on an Kaby Lake CPU/mobo/memory combo. Thanks for all the help!
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