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Old 01-22-2009, 08:45 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - Intel Core2 Quad Q9400 2.66GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

that is one very good deal, i paid 250 something for my q9300. gotta love the competiton
Nah its because they stopped doing price cuts for that after 1 Quarter because of its utter failure, since most of the forums stuck with recommending a q6600 over a q9300
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meh, what do forums know? the q9300 at stock is faster than a q6600. and my q9300 is well on it's way above 3.6ghz. the q9300 was not a utter failure. still beat the older phenoms and q8xxx and q6600.
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I mean at its time it was... it was a good bit more expensive than q6600 and back then you needed a really solid board to do a good OC... I didn't say it was an utter failure now.. back then it was... now... it kind of is since q9400 is cheaper
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ok, well my boad dosent seem to have a problem doing 1900+mhz i really want to break the 2ghz on fsb mark. needs moar tweeking tho. this ram is strange.
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ok, well my boad dosent seem to have a problem doing 1900+mhz i really want to break the 2ghz on fsb mark. needs moar tweeking tho. this ram is strange.
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hmm yes, so far 1.45v is pumping through it's veins. i know this board will do 2ghz fsb easily just have not had the time to play with this "finickey" ram. 3.8ghz is gonna be hard to beat. i think i can do it. bong wizard got his to 3.9ghz. i'm confident i can do it.
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ok this is what I just did, any opinions would be welcomed, and any upgrade ideas are definitely welcomed...but remember I do not game, well atleast yet

I just bought the Powerspec G401 system.
It's built in a coolermaster case

I added a 1.5 TB Seagate 7200 HD
and I added a Hauppauge 1250 HDTV card

I only paid $1,050 for the machine, plus my extras it totaled out at $1,333

here are the complete specs

powerspecG401

now onto a monitor. Any suggestions? I am going to be watching movies on it a lot
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That's not a bad price actually
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For a monitor, you can grab a 22" nice and cheap:

Newegg.com - Acer X223Wbd Black 22&#34; 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd&#47;m2 2500&#58;1 - LCD Monitors

Great monitor for the cost. If you want something bigger with a higher resolution, this is your guy:

Newegg.com - Acer X243Wbd Black 24&#34; 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 400 cd&#47;m2 3000&#58;1 ACM with HDCP support - LCD Monitors

Personally, I like the 24". But it's up to your budget and your preference.
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I have the Acer X223, and I am very happy with it.
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