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Old 12-16-2008, 12:03 PM   #61 (permalink)
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He lives in Australia. Prices suck there
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Old 12-16-2008, 12:56 PM   #62 (permalink)
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Why bash him if that's what he wants to do? It is a ridiculous amount of money, but some people have got tons of cash to blow.
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Old 12-16-2008, 01:47 PM   #63 (permalink)
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Then why doesn't he give it to someone on Tech Forums? I could live for a year on Falcoln Northwest's profit on one computer.....that is crazy!!!
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Old 12-16-2008, 02:05 PM   #64 (permalink)
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Just matched builds on FN and newegg just for a comparison.

Matched part for part....except power supply. No need for a $250 Silverstone 1000W with this build. FN's selection is very bad IMO also.

All I know is I am getting two 1TB drives in RAID 0.....what brand or anything else is a mystery.

Anyways......on FN the final price is $3,313 and on newegg the final price is $1,767.

And that isn't nearly as bad as I expected it to be.....but of course profit margins are increased when the total price increases. They might charge you $300 extra per 4870X2 while on a 9800GTX they probably only rape you for about $40-$50.

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CPU: Core i7 920
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GPU: Sapphire 4870 512MB
RAM: 6GB Crucial DDR3 1066 (I know....but that is what FN uses also)
HDD: 2TB (2 x 1GB) WD Caviar Black
PSU: PC P&C 750Watt
OS: Vista Premium 64-bit

Why you need a $250 PSU (newegg price, I'm sure FN charges you $350) for that build is beyond me.
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Old 12-16-2008, 06:35 PM   #65 (permalink)
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yeah should have prob pointed out those are australia prices, trying to prove to bongwizard that i7 is not best bang in australia at all. unless your into CAD or video editing or sumthing in which case u need a quad.
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yeah should have prob pointed out those are australia prices, trying to prove to bongwizard that i7 is not best bang in australia at all. unless your into CAD or video editing or sumthing in which case u need a quad.
Yeh, we are getting screwed atm thanks to the high US dollar. You will need about $2000-2500 australian for a good i7 build here.

EDIT: Although Baron, i have seen benchmarks for i7 that puts it about 30-40% faster than c2d in 3d rendering. Its good for me but only a very small percentage of people would use it for that.
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Old 12-17-2008, 01:06 AM   #67 (permalink)
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probably need AU$2k for a complete setup... but if you already have GPUs and all, you could do

Gigabyte GA-EX58-DS4 - $385.00 - Scorpion Technology -> $385

OCZ Technology OCZ3G1600LV3GK - $265.00 - Scorpion Technology -> $265

CCPU Computers - Processor Chips -> $470

= AU$1120 to upgrade (Mobo, CPU and DDR3)

and the Core i7 will outperform Penryn by 15-20% in most applications (cept games, where its on par)... plus it'll OC to 4GHz with a good air cooler!
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anyone seen the OP?
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Flaming somewhere else is my guess.....
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send me the money and ill build us both one
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