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Just to let everyone know who's thinking about getting an FX, now's the time. BB dropped the price of the 6860 to 6831 levels. It's $1250 in today's ad. This thing will not dissapoint. Vista 64 isn't as bad as I thought.
     
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Just to let everyone know who's thinking about getting an FX, now's the time. BB dropped the price of the 6860 to 6831 levels. It's $1250 in today's ad. This thing will not dissapoint. Vista 64 isn't as bad as I thought.

I am going to BB right now to exchange my 6831FX that I just bought last week, if I can get one of these then I think I would be less concerned about making a Processor upgrade right away.
    
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I am going to BB right now to exchange my 6831FX that I just bought last week, if I can get one of these then I think I would be less concerned about making a Processor upgrade right away.
Well, Best Buy was closed so I couldn't make the return, but I found out they have a 15% restocking fee on non-defective items

I'll just delete the bootloader and make it appear "defective"
    
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Well, Best Buy was closed so I couldn't make the return, but I found out they have a 15% restocking fee on non-defective items

I'll just delete the bootloader and make it appear "defective"
That's not cool.

And don't reply saying you were joking or whatnot.
    
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I just picked up my P6860FX from BB today and love it. I had a $500 dollar gift card and the price was too good to pass up.
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That's not cool.

And don't reply saying you were joking or whatnot.
If I don't do that though I can still say the HDD makes a loud clicking noise on startup and every 5 or so minutes of use and that is actually the truth
    
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Well, I returned it for a full refund with no restocking fees since I told them the HDD was clicking, they had their Geek Squad guy take a look at it and then gave me a credit refund.They had two 6860 FX's in stock, but I didn't get one today becuase the refund probably isn't in my bank yet, I put a one day hold on one of them though. It'll be nice to start out fresh and the only thing I'll be inclined to upgrade on this one is the CPU, since it ships with 64-Bit Vista
    
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Just got home with my shiny new 6860FX and a free copy of crysis
    
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It seems to have less bloatware, probably becuase a lot of that crap isn't 64-bit compatible
    
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