Can I buy components for PC Builds later on?

If I pick up some memory on black Friday, could I leave it in a drawer for a few months until I need it for a PC build? What if I did this with other parts? Would it affect performance?
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  1. As long as you leave the ram sealed, and the drawer isn't subject to extreme temperatures or high humidity if the blister pack is opened, no reason why you couldn't.
  2. EvenMoreWill said:
    If I pick up some memory on black Friday, could I leave it in a drawer for a few months until I need it for a PC build? What if I did this with other parts? Would it affect performance?


    I've done this a few times, it's perfectly safe to store equipment almost indefinitely, though there's no guarantee that there's a financial reason to do so (if you wait more than 3-6mo, prices usually drop anyway)
  3. Computer parts are really hard to break if you keep them in a dry place, away from static charge, they should be ok. So try to not store it in a room with carpeted floors. But other than that they're built to withstand years of intense heat/cold and be fine so just sitting on a shelf won't hurt them. Like basroil said only really buy it if it's a great deal. If it's 10% off ddr3 now, in a few months it'll be 20% off.
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