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Old 08-14-2008, 12:30 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by gurusan View Post
How about this, it's about 799 after mail in rebates
with mine and 97% of the people out theres experience, dont count on mail in rebates...

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No matter what you do, don't spend over 700$. Anything over 700$ or more is usually just a waste anyways.
Hey, if you got the money and you want a better gaming experience (depends on the game), you may want to spend more. And lots of people don't upgrade for years and years. If you said "Anything over $1,500 is getting wasteful" then I might agree.

But of course, if you can only spend $700-800 (after MIR), then there is nothing wrong with that and you can get pretttty good comps. Gurusans build he just picked out is nice.

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