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Does your friend mind buying used? And here's the thread for getting a Phenom II 955 for $99.
 
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post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by onoz View Post
Does your friend mind buying used? And here's the thread for getting a Phenom II 955 for $99.
That's not even used, it's brand new in box

Any specific build list mike? I might be able to help you on better deals
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You mentioned that you live in chicago? If you live near I microcenter you could potentially save a lot of money with their cpu+mobo deals.
Again as others have said, I would wait a month, BD will probably drive the market down, even it is a fail, it will still be priced based on performance.
As far as cases, +1 on the haf 912, I have its big brother it it is great.
As far as PSUs, I would monitor slickdeals.com and see what deals are posted there, because normally newegg has good deals on lower budget ones.
If you do decide to buy now, try and find a new in box 955 on the market place.

Microcenter deals. (before tax)
http://www.microcenter.com/specials/...NDLEpromo.html
http://www.microcenter.com/specials/...ndlePROMO.html
Edited by Omega329 - 5/17/11 at 3:14am
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
That's not even used, it's brand new in box

Any specific build list mike? I might be able to help you on better deals
Haha. I know it isn't used. I should have put my question and suggestion on two different lines to separate them.

How's the search going OP?
 
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Don't forget your gona need a PSU.
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From the $600 build thread by Axel.

Spend the extra hundred, happy gaming.
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