Someone please talk me down off the ledge

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Someone please talk me down off the ledge

Postby idris_arslanian » Tue May 05, 2009 12:58 pm

I just priced out PC upgrades. I really don't have $500 to spend, but it's SOOOOOOOO shiny! I'd just need a motherboard, but the Biostar TForce TA790GX A2+ (brings the total to 496) I want is thankfully backordered.

XFX PVT98WYDFU GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
$139.99

BFG Tech LS SERIES LS-550 550W Continuous @ 40°C ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.8 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified ... - Retail
$79.99

OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Enhanced Bandwidth Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model ... - Retail
$48.99

AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black Processor Model HDZ720WFGIBOX - Retail
$139.00

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Re: Someone please talk me down off the ledge

Postby metis » Tue May 05, 2009 1:17 pm

sure you dont' want to order me a bunch of cedar to make a hot tub with instead? or a kayak? or wainscot my bathroom?

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Re: Someone please talk me down off the ledge

Postby Theo » Tue May 05, 2009 1:27 pm

I'm really NOT the guy you want up on THAT ledge with you, y'know, but I'll give it a shot... [ahem] BIOSTAR? Seriously??? :P

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Re: Someone please talk me down off the ledge

Postby idris_arslanian » Tue May 05, 2009 1:38 pm

metis wrote:sure you dont' want to order me a bunch of cedar to make a hot tub with instead? or a kayak? or wainscot my bathroom?


Exactly. I need to wainscot my basement, and I sure as shit wouldn't mind a cedar sauna in the backyard, either.

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Re: Someone please talk me down off the ledge

Postby idris_arslanian » Tue May 05, 2009 1:42 pm

Theo wrote:I'm really NOT the guy you want up on THAT ledge with you, y'know, but I'll give it a shot... [ahem] BIOSTAR? Seriously??? :P


It was a decent mobo, and like I said... out of stock, to keep me from rash decisions. What brands do you suggest?

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Re: Someone please talk me down off the ledge

Postby Theo » Tue May 05, 2009 1:45 pm

idris_arslanian wrote:What brands do you suggest?

See? Told ya I'm not your ledge guy. *cough*Gigabyte*cough*

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Re: Someone please talk me down off the ledge

Postby idris_arslanian » Tue May 05, 2009 1:55 pm

Theo wrote:
idris_arslanian wrote:What brands do you suggest?

See? Told ya I'm not your ledge guy. *cough*Gigabyte*cough*


Hmm, looking at GIGABYTE GA-MA790X now. Now it's above 500... albeit only $7... I think I can convince myself that it's beyond my budget.

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Re: Someone please talk me down off the ledge

Postby Theo » Tue May 05, 2009 2:30 pm

...also, even though it says it supports SLI/Crossfire, the PCI Express slots share a single bandwidth pipe. So, either you have one PCIX16 slot, or two PCIX8 slots. That help?
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Reason: corrected PCI Express info

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Re: Someone please talk me down off the ledge

Postby paulsobczak » Tue May 05, 2009 4:29 pm

Well if you really want it, then you can go without it for a month or so, come back then and re-analyze if you actually need the upgrade.

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Re: Someone please talk me down off the ledge

Postby jtbarclay » Wed May 06, 2009 12:43 am

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look at the bright side, if you go under I'll buy your brewing equipment for pennies on the dollar...


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