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I want one SOOOOOO bad. I however just don't get paid nearly enough.

Lets see, my regular job, I get $550 every two weeks.
If I work my second PT job, I get $192 more per week. $192x2 = $384

That's $934, minus bills = $634 available to save every 2 weeks.

So, what, that's about 1 1/2 pay periods, so 4 weeks and I'll have more than enough money to buy one?

Dude.. I'm so there, Mid-to-end of June. Hopefully prices may have dropped by then too!
    
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Why get an Ultra?

Get a GTX and overclock it yourself. The Ultra is the biggest marketing gimmick to come out since Geil's SPD scam. You'll save yourself money that could be spend on other components and you'll be able to sleep at night.

Also, you could apply for a Newegg card. No payments for 6 months on purchases over $500.
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Get a regular GTX and overclock it, the Ultra is a gimmick
 
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post #4 of 35
THE ULTRA IS BAD

It is way too much

GTX+Overclock=Babies lol

Ok

GTX+Overclock=Cheap good
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I was kinda wondering about that - Good to know, thanks.
Then 2 weeks for a GTX.
    
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Well, it's not like the ordinary GTX is cheap either....but it's attainable
 
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well gts best bang fo buck but GTX is cheap compared to ULTRA
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In all honesty, If I had the money I wouldn't even buy it on principle. Like MHill2029 said, it's simply a gimmick. I'll be setting up my new rig soon with an 8800 GTX ($550), complete with Thermaltake HR-03 Plus cooler + 92mm Vantec Tornado ($60) - for a total of $610 - and I will be surprised if I can't come close or even surpass the Ultra's specs.

Edit: Plus, it'll be fun to do!
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Choggs396 View Post
In all honesty, If I had the money I wouldn't even buy it on principle. Like MHill2029 said, it's simply a gimmick. I'll be setting up my new rig soon with a 8800 GTX ($550), complete with Thermaltake HR-03 Plus cooler + 92mm Vantec Tornado ($60) - and I will be surprised if I can't come close or even surpass the Ultra's specs.

Edit: Plus, it'll be fun to do!
Well i can do 650Mhz Core 1950Mhz (so far) stable on my GTX, which quite frankly dwarfs the GTX Ultra
 
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Well i can do 650Mhz Core 1950Mhz (so far) stable on my GTX, which quite frankly dwarfs the GTX Ultra
On stock cooling?
    
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