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Used to be about PC parts, now housing costs ;-)
« on: January 23, 2009, 12:56:28 PM »

Newegg's Shellshocker for the day:

http://www.newegg.com/Special/ShellShocker.aspx

Ganked the deal from Slickdeals.  I bought one and 4GB of RAM for a total of $211 including shipping.

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Re: Phenom 9950 Black Edition (Quad) + Asus M3A78 Pro = $169.99
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2009, 03:33:07 PM »

If only I had the money, I need to upgrade to 8GB of ram, and it would be nice to get rid of this TLB bug infested 9500 :lol:

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Re: Phenom 9950 Black Edition (Quad) + Asus M3A78 Pro = $169.99
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2009, 05:36:07 PM »

No need to fear, the decision has been made for you.  It sold out.
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Re: Phenom 9950 Black Edition (Quad) + Asus M3A78 Pro = $169.99 (SOLD OUT)
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2009, 12:02:34 PM »

Y'know, the layout on the M3A78 Pro has as many faults as that in the vanilla M3A78-- they laid out the IDE well, but then stuck the SATA ports miles back.  Looking at it, I was pretty disappointed.

I simply don't get the whole AMD780 fetish.  The 770 is exactly as good and frequently $20 less if you intend to run a single video card.
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Re: Phenom 9950 Black Edition (Quad) + Asus M3A78 Pro = $169.99 (SOLD OUT)
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2009, 04:33:46 PM »

This 780 was $100 less than typical ones.  It was $100 off the combo, basically the mobo was a freebie.  I'm just someone who wants to run 2 VMs and have all 3 OSs run smoothly.  I think I can accomplish it with this.  Will pick up an AMD 4850 and another 4GB of RAM next time I spot a sale and I'll have a sweet PC for < $500.
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Re: Phenom 9950 Black Edition (Quad) + Asus M3A78 Pro = $169.99 (SOLD OUT)
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2009, 11:11:52 PM »

I guess I'm frustrated because the 770 is the perfect chipset for me (and presumably many others)-- neither too feature-rich nor too lame-- but you can't get really nice 770 boards.
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Re: Phenom 9950 Black Edition (Quad) + Asus M3A78 Pro = $169.99 (SOLD OUT)
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2009, 07:14:09 AM »

I'm stuck in a odd upgrade spot now. I have gotten addicted to using VM's, and now I am unsure if I should upgrade to faster HDDS (I currently am running a pair of WD Caviar 120gb SATA drives) to Raptors, I don't need much local storage, I just want it FASTER than these old ass drives.  -or- Do I want to upgrade to 8gb of RAM? I was looking at getting two sets of these (free shipping makes it better) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104038 To bring me 8GB of PC1066. More disk cache space would make up for the slower drives, sorta...

The next main machine I build for myself will be some sort of Intel (Gasp, it's been over 10 years since I used a Intel as a main machine!) beast with 16GB of ram and two quad cores so I'm trying to upgrade this buggy thing (damn TLB) as cheaply and slowly as possible.

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Re: Phenom 9950 Black Edition (Quad) + Asus M3A78 Pro = $169.99 (SOLD OUT)
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2009, 08:03:32 PM »

I'm stuck in a odd upgrade spot now. I have gotten addicted to using VM's, and now I am unsure if I should upgrade to faster HDDS (I currently am running a pair of WD Caviar 120gb SATA drives) to Raptors, I don't need much local storage, I just want it FASTER than these old ass drives.  -or- Do I want to upgrade to 8gb of RAM? I was looking at getting two sets of these (free shipping makes it better) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104038 To bring me 8GB of PC1066. More disk cache space would make up for the slower drives, sorta...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167013
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