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would you like to sell both of your 8800gts?
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I called them earlier. I am requesting my money back. They sent me a shipping label via e-mail. I will probably pick up a different card tomorrow at MC or wait and shop around on newegg. I might just get a i5 and mobo. I know MC has a good deal on the combo now. If I do it might be my last system for years. I hope to have some kids.. they will suck up all my $$ lol
I wouldn't plan on getting a graphics card from MC; thats where they make all their profit. You'll generally find much better deals for those online. But if you're gonna pick up a CPU/MOBO Micro Center is the place to be!
    
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would you like to sell both of your 8800gts?
Yes. I wish I had enough rep to post to our FS section. Check your pm
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I am not sure what to do about this situation.

I am thinking to myself... should I just get a new video card, or pick up a mobo and see if the 5830 is not bad and will work in a board besides mine.

I don't "have" the money per say to pick up another board but I can dip into savings if need be. : )

I don't know if I should get another AM2+ board which my current cpu is or go all out and get a new i5 or am3 board. I know Micro Center only has like one AM2+ board on the shelf..
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I am not sure what to do about this situation.

I am thinking to myself... should I just get a new video card, or pick up a mobo and see if the 5830 is not bad and will work in a board besides mine.

I don't "have" the money per say to pick up another board but I can dip into savings if need be. : )

I don't know if I should get another AM2+ board which my current cpu is or go all out and get a new i5 or am3 board. I know Micro Center only has like one AM2+ board on the shelf..
Honestly I would just pick up a AM3 board and call it a day. Most of the AM3 boards will run the new Bulldozer chips that arent even out, so if you need to upgrade in a few years you can drop in a bulldozer chip and a new graphics card.

Your current set up (with the 5830) is plenty to run all modern games at 1080p!
    
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Honestly I would just pick up a AM3 board and call it a day. Most of the AM3 boards will run the new Bulldozer chips that arent even out, so if you need to upgrade in a few years you can drop in a bulldozer chip and a new graphics card.

Your current set up (with the 5830) is plenty to run all modern games at 1080p!
Will my Phenom II AM2+ cpu run in a AM3 board?
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Will my Phenom II AM2+ cpu run in a AM3 board?
It certainly should!
    
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Will my Phenom II AM2+ cpu run in a AM3 board?
No, AM2+ CPUs don't have a DDR3 memory controller.

If your 8800GTSs work but your 5830 doesn't, I'd say there is a reasonably high chance the card is a dud, and you should return it to Newegg.

You shouldn't buy all new core components just to see if it works, especially with Bulldozer being only a few months away. Now is not a good time to buy all new core components.
     
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Yeah. I RMA'd the 5830 and picked up a NGTX560 Ti
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Yeah. I RMA'd the 5830 and picked up a NGTX560 Ti
Sweet deal. You just got another double performance jump.

And no, your Phenom II 940 WILL NOT work in an AM3 board, as it lacks a DDR3 controller (as stated). So that would be a very unwise choice.

I also would advise against buying all new main components with BullDozer right around the corner. It'll be interesting to see what it does to the market, if anything.
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