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lame! 1156 it is then.

paid about 250 for the cpu
150 for the board (passed user has problems with bios, ordered one of ebay, and it worked!)
ram cost me 200.

selling for..

cpu 220 easily
board 300-350
ram 150

so im actually gaining some money from selling haha.
i dont think you can get that much for the CPU, they sell for 180 on ebay
if you have a really good ocer then mabye it will sell for quite abit on here
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i dont think you can get that much for the CPU, they sell for 180 on ebay
if you have a really good ocer then mabye it will sell for quite abit on here
nah bro, im in australia lol.

still brand new (950's though) are 310?

and it does 4.2ghz 1.34v. i can/will sell for 220! maybe more, but wont count on it ahah.
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post #23 of 32
If it's only for gaming, it was a good move, since you sold your stuff for brand new prices.

Since the i3 is a powerful dual core, it will remain a relevant CPU for gaming, at least, in the next 2 years.

So no worries there. Like you said, games have not yet fully adopted Quads. And that will still take some time.
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nah bro, im in australia lol.

still brand new (950's though) are 310?

and it does 4.2ghz 1.34v. i can/will sell for 220! maybe more, but wont count on it ahah.
lol didnt see that!
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nah bro, im in australia lol.

still brand new (950's though) are 310?

and it does 4.2ghz 1.34v. i can/will sell for 220! maybe more, but wont count on it ahah.
Ahh that explains the prices. Here in the US you can take a pretty bad beating on price when it comes to selling. That's why I really don't sell off any of my old rigs. Might as well keep them because I won't get much money.
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Ahh that explains the prices. Here in the US you can take a pretty bad beating on price when it comes to selling. That's why I really don't sell off any of my old rigs. Might as well keep them because I won't get much money.
the down side is, if u compare pc component prices with the us. (even tho the dollar is like 0.989?) the different is quite a bit.

brand new evga 3way classy is 500.... like wth man? lol
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the down side is, if u compare pc component prices with the us. (even tho the dollar is like 0.989?) the different is quite a bit.

brand new evga 3way classy is 500.... like wth man? lol
Ouch.

I guess it does work its self out. You can re sell for more, but we can get it cheaper initially.
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Temporary testing set-up but the cooler is HUGE! on a M-atx

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If you only game then you might as well of bought an 775 motherboard and an E8600. 4.5ghz of dual core win
You know i had the exact same thought since i use a lot of emulated games (excluding new games).
But ended up with the i3 560 that can have the same performance with a e8600, plus it has hyperthreading and is about 5 % faster overall. I do not need a quadcore yet.
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The 1155 i3's cant overclock, so for i3, 1156 is the way to go
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