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Old 03-06-2007, 02:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am currently broke. I need to buy a plane ticket for $230 within the next two weeks. I will be recv'ing a pay check for $600 on the 15th.

I have just been offered $400 for my:

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Should I do it? and buy a e6300, 650i, GTS, G Skill 800 1GB?

It would only cost me $300 to upgrade, but the switch would mean spending $$ I didnt have at the time.
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Old 03-06-2007, 02:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i dont get it exactly...
what are you going to upgrade for 300? the am2 rig?
meaning if you sell your current stuff, what are you going to upgrade?
you cant switch for 300, im sure you know. i'm just confused lol...
if you are going to upgrade the am2, how much ya got? whatcha goin to buy?
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Old 03-06-2007, 02:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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$700 upgrade - $400 selloff = $300 "out of pocket" basically.

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gotcha. well, if you have no money, it is probably wise to keep your current rig and and your paycheck. or spend it during the trip for which you have to purchase the plane ticket.
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gotcha. well, if you have no money, it is probably wise to keep your current rig and and your paycheck. or spend it during the trip for which you have to purchase the plane ticket.
yeah I agree. keep what ya got for now until you can better afford the upgrades. you will be happier doing that. you never know what is around the next bend of life. you might end up needing that money for some emergency or other unexpected turn of events.
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Old 03-06-2007, 02:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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hmm.. Well some offered me $150 for my LCD, so I think I will sell that and use a CRT for a bit. That would put me at $750 in two weeks, with only $230 that I'd haaaave to spend. I'll go from there...
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Old 03-06-2007, 03:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I always like to have abit more money than i actually need in my bank account, because as above you never know when you might REALLY need it.
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Take that monitor deal in an instant as that's a good deal you would get. Then you could get a nice 22 inch for only 120 or so more, or just a better 19 inch wide for only 20 more...still as jonny stated you should hold off for now just incase.
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this is getting crazy lol. Tax returns coming, b-day money in april (19 yo), parents want me to go on vaca with them and my brother, but i cant take off thaaat much for work. Life = crazy...
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Old 03-06-2007, 05:17 PM   #10 (permalink)
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keep the rig and solve for x
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