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Old 06-18-2007, 12:24 AM   #21 (permalink)
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That system is gonna kick some pretty good a$$. I want that motherboard and CPU, so bad.
yes it will!!! but how would that cost...... with the price cuts and stuff..... and that rosewill RP550 PSU
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its about time i catch up after being stuck in 2 PC generations ago.....
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hijack time...\
hey b1...
i just noticed in your sig that your 3dmark 06 is like 5+K...
is that right?
im not hosin on you or anything bro, just wondering...
cos my rig gets like over 8K.
is that your pre-overclock score?
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hijack time...\
hey b1...
i just noticed in your sig that your 3dmark 06 is like 5+K...
is that right?
im not hosin on you or anything bro, just wondering...
cos my rig gets like over 8K.
is that your pre-overclock score?
i just noticed taht too... u really have a sharp eye there nagasama....
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hijack time...\
hey b1...
i just noticed in your sig that your 3dmark 06 is like 5+K...
is that right?
im not hosin on you or anything bro, just wondering...
cos my rig gets like over 8K.
is that your pre-overclock score?

Heres my 3dmark06 link:
Futuremark - ORB - Project Details

That score is too low for my computer?
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lol.... like ppl at computer stores.... i live near one... so when i go visit my friend who works at the store... i go there to confuse the other ppl... then they quit.... its realy funny
lol...if they work at a pc store, they should at least know something.
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lol...if they work at a pc store, they should at least know something.
you would think that......
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you would think that......
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Heres my 3dmark06 link:
Futuremark - ORB - Project Details

That score is too low for my computer?

yeah, i think so.
here are my results i just ran...
on top of everything else, my cpu outscores yours, and that shouldnt happen i dont think.
i am running it at 3ghz, ram at 4-4-4-12 2T 826Mhz, 7900gs SLI @ 525/800
it also says i am the second fastest amd system with 7900gs i suppose? wow....

Futuremark - ORB - Result Analyzer

and i score over 8200.
i score higher if i put the whoopin overclock on the cards and my ram....but these are the settings i run every day.
i think you have something bogging yours down, my man.
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Getting back on topic...

Hi! I've been watching this topic since yesterday, but forgot where the log on button was <_<

Anyways...

Honestly? I'd print out a list of your preferred build, from NewEgg, and then show it to your parents. Make sure it has EVERYTHING (speakers/mouse/keyboard/monitor/OS, anything that you don't have a spare of), and make sure it's a low enough price where you know that you can convince them. You can always add $50 on, but the low price is a BIG bargaining chip.

Now, if they don't like the price, just nod your head like you understand what their hesitation is, and continue. If they're approving so far, smile and continue. Point out your reasoning for having each one. DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT get technical. A simple "This will help me do..." and a "This is better than our current PC because this one..." will get it done. You haven't confused them, and you've justified your reasoning. If they ask questions, answer politely. Remember, you want them to give you $400+ to build something YOU WANT.

Then, ask them to take you with them to your local Circuit City or other store with a reputation for supposed "technical expertise" (Everyone knows this is the best place to go ), and show an employee in the Computer Section, ask what they think of the list. Ask them if there is anything comparable to that in their section, for that price range. Again, remember to be polite. Don't argue, but if they're giving you a hard time about a choice you made, try to correct them nicely, say, "Oh yeah, that's right, but...".

Finish up by asking if you can do extra things around the house, or (if you have enough money saved up one way or another) ask if you can pay for a portion of it (1/5, 1/4 or 1/3, depending on the price, is a good way to go.). Even if they say no to you, they realize that you're serious about this, and you really do want to do it.

Don't try to do this all in one day. It will take some time to whittle them down, and more often than not, spacing it out makes it seem more like a passion than a desire.
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