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    i7 920 - $180 @ Micro Center

    Wow, I gotta jump on this. I did not want to drive to the ghetto in Patterson. NJ, but for this price.....
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    Seagate Barracuda LP ST31500541AS 1.5TB + Thermaltake BlacX Enclosure $85.99 Shipped

    They are getting rid of these drives for a REASON.
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    Seagate 1.5 TB Barracuda - $99.99 w/FS @ Amazon

    I've had 3 dead Seagates in the last year, not a good record. My most reliable drives have been the Samsungs, and they happen to be the fastest of all the drives in their class so I am very happy with them, not even one problem in almost 3 years in Raid 0. For those people who are proud of...
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    Are [H]ot Deals dying out?

    I'm waiting for Best Buy to dry up, they have these "psuedo" sales and their sale prices have been found to be higher than internet regular prices. Most of the smaller players can go away also, they have bad cust service and bad prices. I like most of the bigger guys because the service is...
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    SAMSUNG Spinpoint 1TB $79.99 Shipped at New Egg

    You gotta be kidding, the Samsungs are known to be reliable, I have a couple in Raid and they perform FLAWLESSLY, these are probably the fastest, quietest drives out in this size. Now Seagate, that's a different story as their current FAILURES are the stuff LEGENDS are made of, every major site...
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    GTX295 $375+tax+free shipping @ DELL

    Man, I just spent my wad on Bills already! This deal beats ALL on this card!
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    [H]OT!! BFG GeForce GTX 285 OC2 1GB GDDR3 Video Card $280 Free Shipping

    They have these on Amazon.com at this price everyday. Actually, a GTX 260 is a very good deal, just a small overclock will compete with a 280 GTX. I do hope the 280's come down to $250.00 or so.
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    UPS Recommendation

    Actually, the Best Buy "Geek Squad" UPS is very good, (got mine brand new off Ebay) and Office Depot has some on clearance right now, $50.00 for a decent size UPS. Personally, I would not waste too much money on getting an overkill UPS system, most of them all operate the same way and...
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    How much better is the 285 than the 260 216

    Amazingly, the 260 benches very close to the 285. My overclocked 260 can beat a normal clocked 285 in most all benches, but the overclocks on the 285 don't seem as impressive. The 285 really is not worth the extra money, the sweet spot appears to be the 260 at this point. If the 285 was...
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    AMD Lawyer: Intel Would 'Like Us Dead'

    Well, I've always overclocked AMD stuff, because they would let you! What also changed for Intel was the ability to start overclocking their chips properly. (Remember how much Intel HATED people overclocking their chips?) Now that Intel has pretty much embraced overclocking, they don't seem...
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    Western Digital Raptor 74GB = Buy a pair for $160

    These are pretty old, should be about $50.00 each, even then I would have to think about it. Most of the newer drives meet or exceed the speed of these, so I really don't know what the benefit of getting these would be? I am quickly filling up my 2TB Raid 0 storage, so I don't think these are...
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    Seagate 1 TB Barracuda II SATA-II Desktop Drive $109.99 @ BB (No Rebates!)

    Quite honestly, all these Seagate drives are major FAIL just waiting to happen. (Look up all the problems with these, if you don't know by now) But, if you must invest in your data's demise, at least FAIL with the Seagate 1.5TB which is always on sale for 109.00 or so. The Samsung and...
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    sizzzzzling: bfg gtx280 $250 AR at fry's

    I thinks these cards will be $250.00 in no time, Amazon.com has a BFG 280 for $299.00 all day, free shipping. I want to bite, but I think the 295 is my next step. My highly overclocked 260 Benches beyond the 280, so I don't know if moving to a 280 is going to be a major step up.
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    WD 2TB HD $179 AT ZZF (Caveat: O.O.S.) (DEAD)

    I never thought I would need anything bigger than 500gb, now I am filling up my 2TB with tons of games, movies and "data". "Data" being 800GB's of my "Adult Movie" collection! The shame!
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    XFX GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 $198.99 shipped $168.99 A/R

    The GTX 260 is an obvious choice, most bench pretty damn close to the 280 and when overclocked, they are faster. I like mine, but do want a 295.
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    Luke-Warm: Bestbuy Velociraptor 300gb $212

    I LOVE New Egg and their packing, NEVER had one single problem.
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    Sapphire 4850x2 for $212 w/ coupon, $202 AR and more...

    Man, I would LOVE to jump on the 4850x2 deal, but there are plenty of negatives on the card, relative power usage, noise, scaling, bad drivers, lack of decent overclocking, and all that heat exhausting INTO your case.
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    Do I NEED a UPS?

    Well, you don't "need" one, but ever since I've gotten mine, I have not had any problems with my computer crashing due to loosing power, and data. I have a GeekSquad UPS and it has saved the day more than once.
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    Ultra Responds To Incorrect PSU Label Issue

    Uh, you guys are smarter than to believe that this was anything other than a deliberate attempt at subterfuge. (Nvida re-badging anyone?) Then they blame it on another company, that is conveniently out-of-business? True Overclockers/Gamers probably don't use Ultra stuff, so they can...
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    GTX295 $439 @ Microcenter

    Hmm, this card disappeared from their site a couple days ago. This really is the cheapest price I've seen this card anywhere.
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    NVIDIA Stock Plummets

    I actually like BOTH companies, and they have BOTH had their ups and downs. I am pulling for ATI though, just to give Nvidia the well-needed opposition, or ALL of our video cards are going to be much more than what they are now if there was no competition. When they re badge these cards...
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    NVIDIA Stock Plummets

    Re-badging is absolutely shameful as the MAJORITY of consumers will get fooled into thinking they are getting a better product, when they are getting the same tech. Nvidia is not stupid, they KNOW that sticking some different model numbers on the same old model will probably net them MILLIONS of...
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    Hitachi 7K1000.B Hard Drive - 1TB $90

    Raid 0 on a couple of these is the way to go, cheap and TONS of storage, perfect for the OS! I've always wanted a Velociraptor, but they cost too much for what they do. Raid a couple of these 1TB drives and you won't miss the Raptors at all.
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    hec X-Power Pro 650 $50 shipped no rebate

    I had the 750 watt version, very good unit, the sweet spot for performance and price. Only reason I sold it was to get a little more power, but the unit never gave me a moments problem.
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    1.5 TB Seagate Serial ATA internal hard drive $83

    Your right, but if I was a newb I would like somebody to let me know about widespread problems before I potentially loose 1.5TB of data, would not you?:confused:
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    1.5 TB Seagate Serial ATA internal hard drive $83

    I have NO sympathy for the thread after thread with guys crying about why they lost all their data, like the guys here, they knew the risks. . . I'll be damned if I see all the FAIL pertaining to these drives, and STILL buy one, that's just what Seagate is laughing at. "These drives we make...
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    Seagate 1.5 TB SATA Barracuda 7200.11 Internal Hard Drive $106

    People will do anything to save a buck, like buying the current winner for most problematic drive currently on the marker bar none. These are always on sale because they have MAJOR issues, even the firmware "fix" has been borking drives, and drives have even died despite the fix. Yes, some...
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    Anybody works at Best Buy ?

    Why would anybody want to work there?
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    Less hot deals these days or just less people posting?

    Yeah, I'm a Slick Deal fanatic also. I like the Major AND Minor deals, only the Major deals seem to get posted here.
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    XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 Opinions?

    Very good, I got one.
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    HP 24" W2408H (refurbished) $200 shipped

    I'm surprised people are seeing scratches or ANY signs of use, I am actually LOOKING for any signs of use and this thing looks brand-spanking new to me, not one single smudge or scratch or dead pixel at all.
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    First, last, and only hard drive I'm ordering from newegg

    I've never, EVER had a problem with New Egg shipping. It might not be how WE would like them to ship, but it is normally sufficient for what they are sending, UPS is probably the problem. Please lay blame where it is supposed to be laid. I am sure New Egg is not in the business of loosing...
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    [H]OT: M-m-m-m-m-ONSTER KILL! EVGA GTX 280 SSC Edition $200 @ buy.com

    Well, as far as the "card lottery" goes, I don't think there was a rhyme or reason as to why some people got cards and others did not. I see that some long time customers got cards, and also some new buyers. I see that some early buyers got cards, and also some late comers. I do think that if...
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    Shell Shocker: Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD753LJ 750GB $69.99/FS

    [/URL] [/IMG] Here's mine. Luv 'em.
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    Shell Shocker: Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD753LJ 750GB $69.99/FS

    Very good drive. Nice buy, wish I could use more.
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    Seagate Responds to Barracuda Problems...Updated, New Firmware Bricked our Drives

    http://www.anandtech.com/weblog/showpost.aspx?i=540 Just a little more info on these drives, might help some guys if they don't already know.
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    Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, any problems with them?

    I'm running these in Raid 0, absolutely fabulous drives, I can't even hear them and they run cooler than any other drive in my system by about 5 degrees. Look at the reviews online, nothing but positives.
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    [H]OT: M-m-m-m-m-ONSTER KILL! EVGA GTX 280 SSC Edition $200 @ buy.com

    In what Bizzaro world is the CONSUMER at fault for Buy.com selling MULTIPLE brands of cards at MULTIPLE venues that are IN STOCK at the time of purchase, and not fulfilling the order? Some of you guys say it's OUR FAULT for believing that Buy.com is selling what they SAY they are selling? Let...
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