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Old 01-03-2008, 02:35 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Re: Ready to Buy, last minute advice?

if you get some b-grade stuff and stretch your budget you can get a watercooled 8800 ultra....

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Old 01-03-2008, 02:38 PM   #12 (permalink)
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if they have MX1, you should get that instead

Looks like a great build otherwise, and really good value!
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B-grade stuff? I saw it but was hesitant as to what it meant by "B-grade"
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Old 01-03-2008, 02:57 PM   #14 (permalink)
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is that gts better than his first choice 3870 xt? isnt xt 2 cores?
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Old 01-03-2008, 03:04 PM   #15 (permalink)
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You might want to read up on the tuniq tower. For the extra money, the thermalright ultra 120 is going to give you less headaches. The tuniq uses thumbscrews which make it a real pain to mount and also are known to break.
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B-grade stuff? I saw it but was hesitant as to what it meant by "B-grade"
it means they were customer returns, or the box is damaged, or something...but other than that they are 100% working items. I bought my q6600 as a b-grade for 130 shipped
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it means they were customer returns, or the box is damaged, or something...but other than that they are 100% working items. I bought my q6600 as a b-grade for 130 shipped
But yours is a B3 stepping, so you still paid too much
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But yours is a B3 stepping, so you still paid too much
no it aint
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Old 01-03-2008, 03:53 PM   #19 (permalink)
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is that build you posted far better then the non b grade one?
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I would go for the non b grade one but with a thermalright and a noctua fan.
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