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Poll Results: Which one?

 
  • 50% (8)
    Sell full rig, save a bit, buy i7
  • 12% (2)
    Sell CPU + Mobo, buy a Phenom II(AM2+)
  • 6% (1)
    Sell CPU + Mobo, buy a Phenom II(AM3)
  • 31% (5)
    Sell full rig, buy a Phenom II (AM2+/3)
16 Total Votes  
post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Just wondering...I really can't pick

Edit: Added poll.

I don't really like this setup...It's just my preference...

Will there be a better AM3 selection soon?

The problem with the "sell the whole thing" options is...Well, the selling part. I need to get at least $600 w/o the OS from this thing to make that worthwhile.

Post your vote and reasoning...I need feedback
Edited by Error 404 - 2/19/09 at 5:03pm
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post #2 of 8
? decide what ?
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post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by gablain View Post
? decide what ?
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OCZ Vertex 2 90GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 500GB Firewire/USB DVD-RW Custom loop! 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Arch x86_64 && Windows 7 x64 Ultimate HP ZR2240w HP ZR2240w Leopold Cherry MX Blue Otaku 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Vertex 2 90GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 500GB Firewire/USB DVD-RW Custom loop! 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Arch x86_64 && Windows 7 x64 Ultimate HP ZR2240w HP ZR2240w Leopold Cherry MX Blue Otaku 
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post #4 of 8
if you don't like what you have now you may as well rebuild from the ground up
Herschel
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1x 60GB SSD 1x 500GB, 1x 640GB, 1x 1TB Asus something or other Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Acer H236HLbid (23" 1920x1080) 
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Asus VE198 (19". 1440x900) Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Seasonic X650 Antec P180 Mini White 
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1x 60GB SSD 1x 500GB, 1x 640GB, 1x 1TB Asus something or other Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Acer H236HLbid (23" 1920x1080) 
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post #5 of 8
Buy a new monitor and case should be an option.
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WD250 & WD320 Samsung 18X DVD±R SH-S182M Ubuntu64 8.10 & Vista 64 Samsung 2232BW+ 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD250 & WD320 Samsung 18X DVD±R SH-S182M Ubuntu64 8.10 & Vista 64 Samsung 2232BW+ 
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post #6 of 8
I chose number 1.

Getting multiple packages that contain high end PC parts for a full build ranks close to an orgasm.
    
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post #7 of 8
Sell rig and go i7
Icarus
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Seagate 1TB  HP DVD/CD drive Stock AMD Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VW193T 19"  Logitech G105 HP 250 watt HP Pavilion P6000 series 
Mouse
Wireless Logitech 
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AMD Athlon II X2 250u @ 1.2GHz Jetway M26GT4-LE Onboard nForce4  2GB DDR2 800 
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60 GB / OS 320GB / NAS Drive Stock AMD NAS4Free 11.1.0.4 
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Icarus
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AMD A8-3820 @ 3GHz HP AAHD2-HY 1.02 ATI Radeon HD6650D 8GB DDR3  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 1TB  HP DVD/CD drive Stock AMD Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VW193T 19"  Logitech G105 HP 250 watt HP Pavilion P6000 series 
Mouse
Wireless Logitech 
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AMD Athlon II X2 250u @ 1.2GHz Jetway M26GT4-LE Onboard nForce4  2GB DDR2 800 
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post #8 of 8
You should just get a high end intel dual core or quad core . Not i7, not phenom II. i7 is currently useless for gaming as most games dont take advantage of 8 threads. Phenom II's seem to have an average overclock of 3.7 which isn't much of an overclock, im really disappointed with mine.
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