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So, back on topic, I got the 7870. A nice card, but I can really feel my CPU holding me back now.

As a side note, is it just me, or back in the day video cards came with much more stuff? I remember when I got my X800XL (from MSI) and I got, like, 4 or 5 games in the bundle. Later, I got the HD4850, this one from HIS, and it got a nifty flashlight/screwdriver tool along with the usual driver CD, adapters and crossfire bridge. The 7870, though, which is also from HIS, came with nothing but the driver CD, adapters and a crossfire bridge. I liked getting the extra stuff sadsmiley.gif
    
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buy your card cheap, you get it without stuff. Swag costs extra and usually sucks I got dirt 2. I have zero desire to p[lay dirt 2
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buy your card cheap, you get it without stuff. Swag costs extra and usually sucks I got dirt 2. I have zero desire to p[lay dirt 2

I should've figured that out. The thing is, it really doesn't feel like I got it cheap. The reason is that my country's taxes got so ridiculously high that right now I got my 7870 for the equivalent of ~350 USD, when in the US they're about 150$. But in the time I got my X800XL and my 4850, they were costing 250-300$ in the US, and I could get them here for about that same amount. Sucks to live in the third world...
    
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It;s got it;s points though. You can get more reasonably priced heatlh care for one thing. The US is the worst non developing nation to live in. The only good thing about it is if you are very rich you pay less tax than anywhere else. Not being very rich this advantage is somewhat lost on me.

it's actually cheaper to fly to mexico, rent a nice hotel room for a few days, get an mri there, and come back, than it is to get one locally. The hospitals are almost all for profit now, and if you miss or are late for more than two appointments you can't go back. I live in a major city, yet I have to drive to another town to get health care for anything other than an emergency room visit, and I have to schedule multiple months ahead. Didn't used to be that way. The GOP sucks.
Edited by bombastinator - 11/27/13 at 10:48am
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Don't get me wrong. If I could choose, the US wouldn't be my first choice of non-developing country I'd move to. I'd much rather live in Europe, maybe Germany or the Nordic countries. BUT, it's stil easier to get cheap computer parts in the US, so...
    
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