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post #11 of 18
for most you fill out a form online, then when you get the product, cut out the upc from the box, and mail it in with a form you print out and a copy of the invoice

most take from 4-6weeks, iv had a few that have taken about 4mo

some send checks, some send a pp credit card
post #12 of 18
Remember some of those prices probably will and can change in a month!
post #13 of 18
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Jus2cold View Post
Remember some of those prices probably will and can change in a month!
Will they become cheaper or worse?

The list ffejrxx sent me was really good, but on ncix and newegg the prices where a lot higher for some stuff, and it ncix ddnt even have the graphics card.

If I switched athlon ii x2 with phenom ii x2 and 5770 with gtx 465/6850 would I be good for a couple years?

My res is 1440x900 btw
post #14 of 18
To tell you the truth they fluctuate. I've been on Newegg website alot the last couple of days and prices have went up and down. Some items have went down because I subscribe to their email newsletter though. I know I plan on using the phenom ii x2 for a couple of years and with the possibility of unlocking the extra cores and L3 cache you have a really good processor. Can't really say much about the graphics card because I'll be using onboard graphics and I'm not a pc gamer.
post #15 of 18
prices on newegg always go up and down, but they have enough similar items so something is always at the low point

the 5770 isnt bad if you wont be playing games

buck up and get the athlon or phenom x4, or youll regret it later

the phenom x2-3 and ahtlon x3 have a chance to unlock, but i havent had any luck with the newer ones
560c3

not many apps take advantage of the l3 cache, so the athlon/phenom diff isnt very pronounced
post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by ffejrxx View Post
prices on newegg always go up and down, but they have enough similar items so something is always at the low point

the 5770 isnt bad if you wont be playing games

buck up and get the athlon or phenom x4, or youll regret it later

the phenom x2-3 and ahtlon x3 have a chance to unlock, but i havent had any luck with the newer ones
560c3

not many apps take advantage of the l3 cache, so the athlon/phenom diff isnt very pronounced
You're completely right. The best way to make sure that this build will last long is to make it good from the start. I still have almost 5 months until skyrim comes out, so thats $500 more to the budget.

I don't want to blow it all on the computer though. I want to start saving up for a car so I want to keep this as cheap as possible. So which quad core do you recommend?
post #17 of 18
AMD Phenom II X4 840 3.2GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDX840WFGMBOX $95 with code EMCKCJA36
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103871


or
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX $110 with code AMDNE7192
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103808


the 955 is a good/easy overclocker
post #18 of 18
Oh Newegg ships to Canada...expensively. Don't buy from Newegg in Canada. Buy from NCIX or MemoryExpress or any other canadian stores. NCIX offers $5 shipping for the entire order above $50 and under 100 lbs right now. At the moment they have a great deal for a 500W ($35 for a decent quality Powercolour unit) and possibly a better video card deal as well. Go for it!
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