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Good deals?

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Post by hainer36 » Fri Jan 12, 2007 11:55 am

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I recently (before christmas) bought an ipod for a person that ended up not wanting it (paid 190 CDN for a 4gb 2nd gen. which goes for 219.99+14%tax here)

i traded that for a X-Fi Fata1ity sound card and a Matrix Orbital MX212 LCD display/fan controller/temp probe and so on

and now i have a deal going for a X1900 AIW for the X-FI

now, i think i managed to swindle myself into a few good deals, just curious if anyone else thinks so, or if i ended up getting a mediocre (sp?) deal, of even got screwed myself

gonna end up selling my X850XT if the AIW is good enough
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Post by KnightRid » Fri Jan 12, 2007 1:03 pm

I say possibly, jsut because you actually bought an ipod...that just cant be a good deal in itself ;)

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Post by dgood » Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:42 pm

your ipod was too expensive to start so no but the latter part is a good deal xfi for x1900 imo just cuz I don't use anything but onboard.
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Post by dicecca112 » Fri Jan 12, 2007 6:12 pm

the x1900AIW is a great folder and much better than the x850xt Good deal in my opinion.

I'm not a fan of Ipod of Creative, so that was sorta good trade. Not a fan of the Matrix controller, sunbeam is simple and just plan works.

You didn't get screwed you did fine
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Post by hainer36 » Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:10 pm

the ipod was 170USD, and then the cost of the MO and the conversion

you guys really gotta read, I AM CANADIAN! :P, ur so-so deals are amazing to Canucks, we get screwed on tech stuff

and as for the sound, my onboard on the P5WD2-P has served me well, not like the X-530's need anything special anyways

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Post by pcrobot » Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:19 pm

At least you got an iPod out of the deal. :)

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Post by tomato » Mon Jan 15, 2007 3:54 pm

If your onboard sound is ok for you, then for sure an upgrade from an X850 to a X1900 is the way to go :finga: (and it's AIW!)
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Post by stev » Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:51 am

Chances are the iPod will go down in price in time. You're better off with the hardware you would actually need/require.
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Post by Dragon_Cooler » Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:12 pm

I will be putting out a review on a portable player by kingston here shortly, something you might want to look into :)
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Post by hainer36 » Wed Jan 17, 2007 2:06 pm

i would, but i got rid of the ipod for a few reasons
i hate everything apple
i am either on my comp, in the car, or working out in basement (times that i need tunes) so i have some type of player always there
i need money


and i maybe just selling off the X-Fi and the MX-212 as i just got dinged for another 500bucks for school books (1 grand for the year so far) and i may need to pay for gas

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Post by hainer36 » Sun Jan 21, 2007 11:11 pm

well new deal has been found

i ended up trading the X-Fi and 50 bucks for a 7900GTO with a vf-900 (and orig box and hsf).

i will then be selling my x850xt and the lcd display, so i can recover the funds.


i figure now its a nice deal, since i made money outa getting a 7900GTO and "700 gpu and 1520 ram no problem at all" is what ive been told about this particular GTO

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Post by tomato » Mon Jan 29, 2007 1:11 pm

Not to rain on your parade, but I hope that you get one of the "good" 7900GT's... as there are a ton of that line that needed to head back to the manufacturers for RMA's....
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Post by hainer36 » Mon Jan 29, 2007 3:14 pm

nope, i got a 7900GTO, that currently is oc'd to 670/1602 and beats out my buddies 165/7800GTX SLI rig in aquamark

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Post by kenc51 » Mon Jan 29, 2007 3:30 pm

hainer36 wrote:nope, i got a 7900GTO, that currently is oc'd to 670/1602 and beats out my buddies 165/7800GTX SLI rig in aquamark
Aquamark is NOT a GFX benchmark anymore!!!
It's only good for your CPU/RAM!

Even Dicecca112 can beat me on Aquamark :roll:

Try 3DMark '05 or '06!

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Post by hainer36 » Mon Jan 29, 2007 4:16 pm

kenc51 wrote:
hainer36 wrote:nope, i got a 7900GTO, that currently is oc'd to 670/1602 and beats out my buddies 165/7800GTX SLI rig in aquamark
Aquamark is NOT a GFX benchmark anymore!!!
It's only good for your CPU/RAM!

Even Dicecca112 can beat me on Aquamark :roll:

Try 3DMark '05 or '06!
will do so as soon as i reboot onto my 320gb 7200.10 drive :D, finally decided to set that one up (2 months late)

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Post by dicecca112 » Mon Jan 29, 2007 4:24 pm

tomato wrote:Not to rain on your parade, but I hope that you get one of the "good" 7900GT's... as there are a ton of that line that needed to head back to the manufacturers for RMA's....
GTs had issues in the beginning just like the 8800 series did. GTOs do not

Ken a little jealous I beat you Aqua? J/K.

Its definetly Processor related, I saw a score of two 8800GTS in SLI with a AMD Opteron 170 and they only score 85K and I scored 135K, so there you go
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Post by tomato » Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:45 pm

Whoops, sorry, my mistake. I missed the "O" in the "GTO" :oops:
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