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Old 12-18-2008, 11:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

I could buy this tower for 600$ (canadian)


Asus P5K-E Green
4GB Corsair XMS2 ( 2 x 2048) 800 mhz
Western Digital Raptor 150 GB
Diamond HD4850 512MB video card
Intel Core 2 Duo E6550

Antec three hundred case
OCZ 600 Watt GameXtream power supply


What you guys think?

I read a bit on the Diamond card and this unit seems to be running extremly hot so im not too sure about it. Otherwise it seems like a good system.
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Default Re: Used gaming system. Good deal?

I say no if canadian dollars are comparable to USD then the price he paid for it was around $650 however I am UK so can't say for sure just my two pence/ I wouldn't buy it although it is quite a good computer
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Old 12-18-2008, 12:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Used gaming system. Good deal?

According to Google
1 Canadian dollar = 0.546471814 British pounds

If that helps all you boffins
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Not really as here in Britain you can pretty much swap the $ for £ and be at about the right price or for premium items like graphics cards add an extra £50 just for luck
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Well, Google probably doesn't take the current financial crisis into consideration

However a different exchange rate site (that was updated today) put $600 (Canadian) at £325.47
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I think your missing the bigger picture; Tax differences, we live on an island so shipping costs, general supply and demand rules shop profit margins and overhead costs.
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Old 12-18-2008, 02:02 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Oh thanks for hijacking my thread guys... Hehe.

To give you an idea, all the stuff listed below is worth around 1100$ here.

I'd like some info the the video card itself and the running hot issue...
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I think for the price it's a pretty good deal man. Have you tested it personally?
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meh...you could build a better system for less....i suppose its a good deal, i wouldnt buy it.
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DUDE!!! Jump on that deal. Newegg might give you a better deal. But since I m on Newegg Canada for like at least an hour or two every day. Trust me when I say this. You will not get a better deal for the price.
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