Forum Settings
       
This Forum is Read Only

a good plan?Follow

#1 May 09 2011 at 10:20 AM Rating: Default
4 posts
I really want to play FFXIV, but this current computer I have is total junk. My plan is every couple weeks I buy ONE nice new computer part. I figure I should have all the parts and have it totally assembled by maybe early to mid summer.
You think the game will be in good shape by then? Think I should just rush and get cheaper parts and build a "good computer" to get going sooner, or take my time and buy better parts and slowly build a "very good" computer. I figure I get paid ever 2 weeks and I can buy a part or 2 each paycheck without "breaking the bank".
#2 May 09 2011 at 10:34 AM Rating: Decent
**
621 posts
I think you should save up all the money first, and then buy all the parts at the same time. It's stupid to buy one part at a time and have it laying for months.

I would wait at least til the June patch before starting playing.
____________________________
Kweh?!

...prophesizing the golden patch since october 2010.
#3 May 09 2011 at 10:36 AM Rating: Decent
Avatar
*
181 posts
Regardless of which game you plan to use it for, don't rush building your rig just to get started on it. You wont gain anything by starting earlier and you certainly wont lose out on anything by taking your time and doing it right.

I believe FF should be much better by then...but then again I'm one of the few who still enjoy the game in its current state and have been pleased with almost every patch so far. So maybe I'm not the best person to advise you as far as that goes :P
#4 May 09 2011 at 10:38 AM Rating: Default
4 posts
yeah, it sounds silly, but there is a couple reasons I am doing it this way.

1.) I am terrible at saving money, if I have money laying around, I usually end up spending it.
2.) Kinda makes it more exciting! Like I have something to look forward to every couple weeks. Also gives me extra incentive to pick up extra shifts and work more when I have a more immediate goal rather than a long term goal.
#5 May 09 2011 at 10:53 AM Rating: Default
**
621 posts
weemer wrote:
yeah, it sounds silly, but there is a couple reasons I am doing it this way.

1.) I am terrible at saving money, if I have money laying around, I usually end up spending it.
2.) Kinda makes it more exciting! Like I have something to look forward to every couple weeks. Also gives me extra incentive to pick up extra shifts and work more when I have a more immediate goal rather than a long term goal.


I don't see what's exciting in buying a RAM stick and looking at it laying on a table.
____________________________
Kweh?!

...prophesizing the golden patch since october 2010.
#6 May 09 2011 at 11:02 AM Rating: Good
***
1,636 posts
I guess if thats what you think is going to work best for you, but I think buying all at the same time is a much better plan. But again, you can keep an eye out for deals your way, buy whatever has a great sale this week. Though if you're worried about spending money you're trying to save, you can just put whatever money away by buying a gift card every week.
____________________________


#7 May 09 2011 at 11:02 AM Rating: Decent
Scholar
**
437 posts
Well you know how you treat money better than anyone else so if you cant save it for a couple of months to buy in one go which would be best then go for it buy one bit at a time. Problem is, you could buy a part then see it quite a bit less a few weeks later, or buy a part which is faulty then not know that its faulty until later could cause problems for returns...
____________________________

Metin - Phoenix - BLM75 WHM48 Retired

http://cojenova.enjin.com/ff14forum

#8 May 09 2011 at 11:09 AM Rating: Decent
4 posts
"Problem is, you could buy a part then see it quite a bit less a few weeks later, or buy a part which is faulty then not know that its faulty until later could cause problems for returns..."


This is one thing I hadn't thought of. if I buy a crucial part now (like a CPU) then go to assemble it in a couple months and it doesn't work, I am SOL unless it has some long term warranty or something. Dang, guess I will just have to learn to save money
#9 May 09 2011 at 11:31 AM Rating: Decent
***
3,825 posts
insanekangaroo wrote:
I don't see what's exciting in buying a RAM stick and looking at it laying on a table.


I dunno, 8-12GB sticks make my pants all tingly... maybe something's wrong with you? ^.~

OP, seriously though... the only two things you should buy early when saving up for a build are the case and power supply.

Depending on your income level (in your case a few months), the system of your budgeted dreams today SHOULD cost less when you finally have all the money saved up. Though actually RAM wouldn't be a bad purchase if you're 100% sure what chipset you'll be going with. RAM does fluctuate a bit and is on the cheap side at the moment. CPUs, MoBos, GPUs, and HDDs almost always drop in price every 6 weeks-ish (though most not by much, when you're looking at a few months of saving that price drop can add up to a few hundred bucks... considering a few key bits of hardware looming on the edge of release... things you're looking at now should be a lot cheaper around July/August)

Edited, May 9th 2011 5:32pm by Perrin
____________________________
FFXI:Sylph - Perrin 75 Hume THF; Retired (At least from my use any way)
EVE Online:ScraperX; Retired
WAR:IronClaw- Peryn SW;SkullThrone- Grymloc BO; Retired


#10 May 09 2011 at 1:15 PM Rating: Decent
Edited by bsphil
******
21,739 posts
No, not a good plan. Deals can come and go while you're sitting on parts doing nothing at all with them. Also, technology evolves rapidly, and by the time you're done getting each individual parts 3-4 months down the road, new/cheaper/more powerful parts will probably be available. That's kinda why buying and waiting to use is probably the dumbest way you could go about the situation.

Oddly enough, you're in the best possible situation to be in as a buyer, you just need to watch prices rather than buy and sit on things.

Of course, you're welcome to spend your money however you want. You seem fairly set on this despite asking about it.

Edited, May 9th 2011 2:20pm by bsphil
____________________________
His Excellency Aethien wrote:
Almalieque wrote:
If no one debated with me, then I wouldn't post here anymore.
Take the hint guys, please take the hint.
gbaji wrote:
I'm not getting my news from anywhere Joph.
#11 May 09 2011 at 1:19 PM Rating: Decent
7 posts
The longer you wait to make your first purchase the cheaper the end cost will be.

Edit: (or the better your final PC will be.)

Edited, May 9th 2011 3:19pm by LastSpoon
#12 May 09 2011 at 6:49 PM Rating: Decent
**
557 posts
If you happen to see an amazing deal, then by all means snatch it up. Otherwise, wait.
____________________________


#13 May 09 2011 at 10:42 PM Rating: Good
***
1,313 posts
insanekangaroo wrote:
I think you should save up all the money first, and then buy all the parts at the same time. It's stupid to buy one part at a time and have it laying for months.

I would wait at least til the June patch before starting playing.


I actually I did this over the course of a couple months and ended up saving at least $3-400 by buying things that went on special for a weekend or something. I also shopped at 4 different places, 2 online and 2 actual stores. If you have the patience you can get something a lot better with the same money spent in one go.
____________________________
Eithne Draocht
My IG: archaicmachinery - Friend me!
This forum is read only
This Forum is Read Only!
Recent Visitors: 12 All times are in CST
Anonymous Guests (12)