CPU, DRAM memory: Buy now!

After several months telling you about the plumeting prices of CPU processors and DRAM memory, I have to inform you that the industry signals are changing. AMD and Intel are kicking prices down a last time in July before the rush that will only happen at the end of the year (with the arrival of a many new products). Simultaneously, we start hearing from DRam eXchange and Digitimes that DRAM prices are kicking up again (+20% at the end of June for DDR-2 @ 667MHz). According to DigiTimes, it would be an anticipation from the distributors restocking in preparation of the Fall rush for new machines under the -long awaited- influence of the Microsoft Windows Vista launch.

Optimal time to buy…