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The hard drives are the biggest cost there. Also, if it's a server, do you really need such a high end videocard?
     
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post #32 of 57
say i wanted to setup a server for some game like bf2 or 2142 what would be a good idea?

I'd like dual core and a min of a gig ram, hd could probably get 2 x 160 gig (sata of course, this will be a LAN game/file server?)

Just out of curiosity
post #33 of 57
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Originally Posted by lanky View Post
They should just give em away in cereal boxes now

seriously though, how low will they go ?
until you guys start buying them

edit: and when you think about it, you guys are never gona buy them, so they are gonna be free, so its all good for us amd fankids
post #34 of 57
i bought a x2 3600+ in the past month thank you very much
post #35 of 57
I wonder what the actual cost of these chips is if they can go this low and still hope to make a little profit. This can't be good for them to spend time, money, and raw materials to sell for so cheap.
    
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I wonder what the actual cost of these chips is if they can go this low and still hope to make a little profit. This can't be good for them to spend time, money, and raw materials to sell for so cheap.
it sucks for them i guess. although thinking about it they have been making these cpus for ages so id guess they have got the manafacturing costs down really low. it would be nice for us if they just stopped making them, sell what they got lying around and put all efforts into a competier/beater but they need at least some funds coming in so that aint going to happen
    
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post #37 of 57
seems like it would cost them the same to make a x2 6000+ as a 3600+

So why not just make nothing but the 6000+ ?

That always confused me
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seems like it would cost them the same to make a x2 6000+ as a 3600+

So why not just make nothing but the 6000+ ?

That always confused me
i guess they dont sell as many brcause you average noob that is only going to email and use word doesnt need amd's high end procs
    
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post #39 of 57
aww, poor sepheronx. it's okay *pats heat*

well he got a deal from with the bundle, can't really fault him for grabbing a deal when the tech was new and we'd yet to figure out the extent of other boards OC'ing capability.

but ya, the cheaper AMD procs would make great average jo PC's for those us/you/whoever that want budget comps for nothing fancy XD
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post #40 of 57
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aww, poor sepheronx. it's okay *pats heat*

well he got a deal from with the bundle, can't really fault him for grabbing a deal when the tech was new and we'd yet to figure out the extent of other boards OC'ing capability.

but ya, the cheaper AMD procs would make great average jo PC's for those us/you/whoever that want budget comps for nothing fancy XD
Or for those of us with enough wits to realize that the cpu is not the bottleneck on a system running high-res/eye-candy when gaming.

Of course, if you like wasting money just so you can type a few letters/numbers in your sig to impress a bunch of people you've never even seen face to face, then fine. Now if you actually have a real justification for a faster cpu such as video encoding(or if you game at 1024 and want to get 476fps to impress your buddies), then you have made a smart purchase. Such as my media PC in the living room with a C2D. Now when I put my 8800GTS into that system vs. my 3600+ do you think I get higher framerates?

The "GET A SEE TOOH DEE" crowd has cost a lot of unwitting beginners asking for advice a lot of money just for the sake of justifying their own purchase. Not many people have a good grasp on this for some reason.
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