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Here's my rig specs....
i5 2500k that does 4.8GHz stable, maybe more with better cooling
Asus P8P67 Pro
16GB GSkill Ripjaw X DDR3-1600, 8-8-8-24
Nvidia Branded GTX 580 (no warranty)
Drives, etc... (this rig can be found in my rig lists)

Problem being, my board is dead, and I can't afford to RMA the stupid thing. I still need to buy a cable modem first, as I'm borrowing a neighbor's wireless.

Should I trade this, for somebody's Phenom II (x4 or x6), board, and GPU (lesser than a 580), plus cash on their end to cover the shipping? Basically, my CPU, board, GPU...for somebody else's.

Ugh, I don't really want to. But I might not have any other options.

Ideas or thoughts?

No, DO NOT PM me regarding this issue. I am not ACTUALLY doing this as of yet, if I do, it will show up in the marketplace.


I just can't STAND this ancient, extremely slow Pentium 4 any longer. I can't even play Quake from 1995 on here!!
Edited by pioneerisloud - 7/30/11 at 1:41am
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post #2 of 34
I say no. I'd rather sit on it until I could afford to RMA it than make such a downgrade. Not hating on AMD at all, just that Sandy Bridge is a big leap.
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It costs money to rma?
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It costs money to rma?
Shipping.

Pentium 4 is not THAT slow, used to play C.S 1.6 on it a lot as a kid.
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It costs money to rma?
To ship the board out, yes.

The big problem I'm having, is that this machine is so old and slow, it won't even play Quake (from 1995) at 320x240 without lagging. I get like 15-20 FPS in Quake. I think its probably the hard drive, a super old Quantum Fireball 20GB. But I have no idea what's wrong with it. Even just browsing is laggy.

Could be that I'm running out of RAM too, causing me to page more than I need to (which I am running out of RAM with only 1GB in here).

EDIT:
That reminds me, this rig hasn't been properly updated. The 40GB that it says, I can't find anymore. Fixing that now to show the proper drive.
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post #6 of 34
Sit on the board until you can afford to RMA it, as it's a much better alternative than downgrading. Plus if shipping is so hard on you, how are you even in this hobby, as shipping is the least expensive thing you'll do.
Edited by InfamousLegend - 7/30/11 at 1:49am
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How much can it cost to ship a motherboard? You'd dowgrade all your stuff to save 20$ or something? Sell some dvd's or games or something
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post #8 of 34
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Originally Posted by InfamousLegend View Post
If it is the shipping that costs to much, he's in the wrong hobby, as shipping is one of the least expensive things you'll do.
1) I got my parts at discount....
2) I'm broke until at LEAST the 20th of next month due to splurging too hard this month.

Please don't tell me what hobbies I should or should not have. I have multiple very expensive hobbies thank you very much. I just splurged too hard on one of my other ones this month, so I'm broke for right now.

I just can't stand this P4 rig.
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post #9 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
1) I got my parts at discount....
2) I'm broke until at LEAST the 20th of next month due to splurging too hard this month.

Please don't tell me what hobbies I should or should not have. I have multiple very expensive hobbies thank you very much. I just splurged too hard on one of my other ones this month, so I'm broke for right now.

I just can't stand this P4 rig.
I hate splurging, already spent 2k on my sig rig in a week.
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I hate splurging, already spent 2k on my sig rig in a week.
I don't have quite THAT much money to splurge, usually $100-200 a month or so.

But I just bought a new subwoofer, enclosure, and some new RAM for my rig. Which actually was over my spending limit for this month already.
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