I had a friend who got burned last year buying an 3570k for $220 on black friday but the price dropped to $190 on boxing day
So thats my only worry
You already spent some $150 bucks for the motherboard, and it is sitting here doing nothing
. I can't say this is not a bigger waste than that $30 difference, unless your friend also just bought the thing and not use it after buying it.
This is why, you buy when you really need, not piecemeal over the course of a rather long span of time (more than a month, for instance). Idle hardware is worst. You could have saved the cash at the time, and let inflation devalue stuff further. Making things a more value buy the longer you wait. The only exception here is RAM, but then again, once you buy it, you start to lose warranty. So for people who bought RAM last year at low prices and yet to buy a system around the RAM, now they fire up a new system and turned out the RAM is bad, good luck with that.
The Model M is not for the faint of heart. You either like them or hate them.
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