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Old 01-01-2006, 03:48 PM   #1
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Default Price Drops / Company of Choice

How long before prices drop on various parts again, making computer models of today cheaper by any margin? Does this occur only when new stuff is released, or just after a certain amount of time?

Also, what companies are the best ones to look at when purchasing: RAM, sound cards, video cards, HDDs, PSUs, and cases? I figure the more reputable ones will be best.
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Old 01-01-2006, 03:52 PM   #2
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ram - corsair, kingston, crucial, mushkin, rosewill
sound cards - creative
video cards - nvidia, ati
hdds- maxtor, seagate, western digital
psus - antec, thermaltake, ultra, allied
cases- antec, thermaltake, apex, enlight

usually price drops when upgrades come out. when a video card debuts for example a new one will usually come out 4-6 months later.. by then the inital price has dropped a bit. pretty much goes for all parts.
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My opinion:
ram - all that MeTzenAs said exept rosewill, and then geil, ocz.
sound cards - creative is good
video cards - xfx and evga are great
hdds - what MeTzenAs said + hitachi
psus - antec, thermaltake
case - antec, thermaltake and then that name that I can't remember.
I think it starts with L. But the manufacturer isn't that important in cases.

And the price of hardware usually drops when companies release some new & better stuff.
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Old 01-01-2006, 04:17 PM   #4
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Thanks for the help you guys. Oh, the L one for cases is likely Lian Li, yes?
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Old 01-01-2006, 05:28 PM   #5
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Ram - Kingston, Corsair, Crucial, OCZ, Geil, No brand (Generic)
Sound cards - Creative, C-Media, VIA
Video cards - Nvidia, Ati, Matrox
HDDs- Maxtor, Seagate, Quantum
PSUs - Okia, Enermax, Deer, ThermalTake
Cases- Antec, Powmax, Mutant Mods, StarTech, No Brand (Generic)
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