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    Samsung UN65KU6300 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV $999 @Amazon

    No. The 9000 has Supreme Motion Rate 240 (vs 8000 with Motion Rate 240), upgraded dimming technology, and it's brighter. For some people, these are "minor" and not worth the extra coin. I paid < $1900 shipped for the 9000, and it can be had for around $1700 today. I like to have the best...
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    Samsung UN65KU6300 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV $999 @Amazon

    Besides price, why not upgrade to the 9000 series? Reviews are very positive
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    Klipsch Promedia 2.1 Speaker System-$149 - $40 coupon and FS!

    These were on sale for $99 through Best Buy about two weeks ago when I purchased a set. I'll be picking them up tonight.
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    Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 Speaker System $99.99 BestBuy Today Only

    Snagged one! My only concern is the subwoofer, which I'll probably turn down low to prevent the inevitable low frequency distortion and audio imbalance. I'm figuring that I can upgrade the subwoofer at a later time if desired.
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    SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB Solid State Drive for $99 @Amazon

    How about the Ultra II 480GB for $98.99 shipped? https://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Ultra-2-5-Inch-Height-SDSSDHII-480G-G25/dp/B00M8ABFX6/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1480359589&sr=1-1&keywords=Sandisk+Ultra+II+480GB+SSD
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    Gaming Not The Most Important Thing In My Life

    +1 pretty much all of these posts. I may not be a Software Engineer if it weren't for being introduced to PC gaming on a 386. Since graduating university several years ago, I've found that all I have time for is occasionally re-visiting some old games. There is no time to pick up a new game...
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    Thief (2014) + DLCs $26

    SOLD OUT
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    Thief Gold (1998) steam key (free, $7 value)

    People would get a lot further in life if they worked as hard at getting a job as they do at peddling junk.
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    Thief Gold (1998) steam key (free, $7 value)

    And just in case you want something with updated graphics... as of today, Steam now has a new Thief game. What impeccable timing! ;)
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    Thief Gold (1998) steam key (free, $7 value)

    Whenever I feel guilty about visiting these forums because of the temptation to spend money, threads like this one are posted and make me feel good about myself again. THANKS, OP!
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    Amazon: Sound Blaster Z - $86.56

    This is a great soundcard that brought my Logitech Z-5500 to life. However, these were on sale for ~$60 a few months ago.
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    Rocksmith 2014 Edition $33, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag $30

    I just purchased Rocksmith 2014 for PC yesterday 'on sale' from Steam for $45. grrrrr
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    Creative Sound Blaster Z 70SB150200000 $54.99

    I thought $60 was a good deal for this card when I bought it a few weeks ago. Great sound card!
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    HOT Sennheiser HD650 $319

    I tried code CYBT3PPS and it didn't work. The Paramount code works, however. It's a good thing the code didn't work for me; as much as I want these cans, I didn't really want to spend that money on headphones :P Edit: Verified - EXPIRED
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    Creative Labs Soundblaster Z $59.99 FSSS

    People in the Amazon reviews seem to think it was well worth the upgrade.
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    Creative Labs Soundblaster Z $59.99 FSSS

    Thanks, I snagged one. Should make a vast improvement over my motherboard audio. lol
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    Battlefield 4 @ cdkeys.com - $46.37 (REGION FREE!!)

    This works! Got mine for $45.55 and am downloading via Origin now. This is a way better deal than Green Man Gaming. My credit card companies stopped my attempt to buy a game on GMG. They told me on the phone that there's a lot of frauders who use that website, which is why they automatically...
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    BF4 North American Version- $48 GMG

    Just tried and the code 'works', but I keep getting an error when attempting to checkout. I've tried Discover, Mastercard, and my bank account using PayPal and GMG's own site. They must really not want to take my money. Oh well, I'll wait till another time.
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    Free CIV5 or Mafia 2 - GMG

    I finally got my Civ5 code, but I had to go through the whole process again for it to work. For those who haven't gotten your code despite voting a week ago, try going through the process of claiming your free game again.
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    Free CIV5 or Mafia 2 - GMG

    Looks like it worked for me. I'm awaiting the email with the Steam code to redeem Civilization V.
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    Humble Bundle Paradox - Strategy games galore!

    It's better for the charity if someone who otherwise wouldn't pay for the Humble Bundle (at a higher price than $1) chooses to pay $1. There are a lot of people like that, and when added up, it amounts to millions of dollars. That's how these things work.
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    EVGA GTX 680 02G-P4-2680-KR $293(refurb @ amazon)

    If I have a Galaxy GTX 680 2GB, would that work in SLI with another manufacturer card? Is it better if the manufacturer is the same?
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    Epson Workforce 845 Printer Connection

    I agree; the wifi has proved more of a nuisance than anything.
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    Epson Workforce 845 Printer Connection

    I actually didn't notice where the USB port was on the back of the printer until now. I ordered a USB cable and will try that. In the meantime, I'll make use of the public library for all my printing/scanning needs... Thanks
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    Epson Workforce 845 Printer Connection

    The wireless on this printer has stopped working for me after about 6 months of use. My pc is only a few feet from the printer, so I was thinking I would connect it through a wired USB connection. I see that USB printer cables have a regular USB port on the end, and the other end is a small...
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    HOT! Energy Take Classic System 5.1 Home Theater System $280 + FS @ Newegg

    After 4 months, I'm still very happy with these speakers for movies and music. IMO, they're better than the Logitech Z-5500 as far as producing clean, balanced sound (I'm sure the A/V receiver I use with the Energy Take 5.1 makes a difference).
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    Logitech Z-5500

    I just bought this from you on eBay :P
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    Insignia 46-inch 1080p LED LCD HDTV for $400 w/FS

    Wow, these tvs have gotten so inexpensive. I have no idea whether that is a good tv, though. I've always stuck with Samsung.
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    Upgrade GTX 680 to AMD HD 8000 or Dual 680?

    Just Starcraft 2, but I believe that is CPU bound. I will play Farcry 3 now that I just realized it has been released. lol I run at only 1080p.
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    Upgrade GTX 680 to AMD HD 8000 or Dual 680?

    It looks like Haswell releases in April 2013. I think I'll plan on upgrading cpu and video card around April-May of 2013. Will the new cpu work in the same socket as the i5 2500k, or will it require a new motherboard?
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    Upgrade GTX 680 to AMD HD 8000 or Dual 680?

    Same cpu OC as me - I take it you have a GTX 680? I was considering a cpu upgrade, but I'm not sure what's truly an 'upgrade' from a 4.7GHz i5.
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    Upgrade GTX 680 to AMD HD 8000 or Dual 680?

    Clearly I'd prefer not to wait :P Currently my fps drops to < 30 in Starcraft 2 when playing 4vs4 at 1080p on max settings. That's too much decrease in performance, and I'm not interested in changing the graphics settings just for when I play 4vs4.
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    Upgrade GTX 680 to AMD HD 8000 or Dual 680?

    I can get a second Galaxy GTX 680 for ~$375 from Amazon. Add on a Twin Turbo II to make it cool and quiet, and I'm sitting around $425. The new cards will cost about $530 shipped, if the last generation was any indicator. Seems like I should just go SLI and upgrade the GPU in 2014.
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    Upgrade GTX 680 to AMD HD 8000 or Dual 680?

    http://wccftech.com/amd-hd8000-sea-island-15-percent-performance/ http://www.techpowerup.com/176568/Probable-Radeon-HD-8000-Series-GPU-Specifications-Surface.html http://www.techpowerup.com/176529/AMD-Pushes-Radeon-HD-8000-quot-Sea-Islands-quot-Launch-to-2Q-2013.html According to the third...
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    Upgrade GTX 680 to AMD HD 8000 or Dual 680?

    Rumors suggest that the next line of video cards will only provide about ~15% increase in performance.
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    Upgrade GTX 680 to AMD HD 8000 or Dual 680?

    AMD is releasing the HD8000 line in January. Nvidia is releasing the GTX 780 line in March. Should I upgrade my GTX 680 to the HD8000 in January, or should I go SLI?
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    amazon open box GTX 680 starting @ $365 and GTX 670 starting @ $318 + FS

    I don't see how this is hot. These prices are simply where supply and demand have put the cost of these video cards now. It's not like a discount, special or sale.
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    HOT? : 3930K for 399.99 Microcenter

    This. People who are cashflowing at least $2k+ in disposable income per month (after kids/wife/misc expenses) don't see a $2k computer upgrade every couple years as a significant expense. However, a college student sees a $400+ cpu as a bit extravagant :)
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