NewEgg: AMD FX-8350 $159.99 72 Hours

Discussion in '[H]ot|DEALS' started by UMASS, May 16, 2014.

  1. UMASS

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  2. ManofGod

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    Good deal if I needed one, thanks.
     
  3. sttubs

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    I bought one today. When I entered the discount code the total price came out to be $151. I couldn't pass that up. I think they made a mistake in the pricing this morning it was listed as $189, not the $199 that it is now.
     
  4. MacLeod

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    Damn I wish Amazon prime matched. Hate to give Newegg my money but I might have to pull the trigger on this. That's the cheapest I've seen the 8350 at.
     
  5. Hellbent88

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    TigerDirect is matching the price, If you don't mind giving your cash to them :p
     
  6. noobtech

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    I posted it for Tiger Direct last week when it was $150... it also had a coupon code to take $15 off for items over $100 so it was $135 shipped. No one even commented on it..:rolleyes:
     
  7. MacLeod

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    I wouldn't get my knickers too twisted up about it. Only 3 people cared enough to comment on it here and my comment was mainly complaining about not wanting to give any money to those bastards at Newegg. With AMD abandoning the performance CPU market, nobody really cares if their shit is on sale anymore. I mean this is a 2 year old CPU for God's sake. Can't expect too many people to get all wet over a 20% off sale.

    Have to admit tho, for $135 I would've bit in a heartbeat. Sorry I missed that one. If it ever comes up again by all means post it up.
     
  8. UMASS

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    Can I ask why the hatred for Newegg? I still find them better them Amazon for computer related products. Amazon charges us tax now on in Mass. & I find their shipping pretty slow (I'm not a prime member)

    On the 8350, I thought about it for about 5 minutes. In my case it wouldn't work as my old Deneb Phenom 970 o/c 4.1 would require a new MB. I don't think I would see worlds difference playing turn-based strategy games on my rig.
     
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    Mainly because Newegg cut link referral revenue by a significant amount.
     
  10. needmorecarnitine

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    That many people here are affected by link referral revenue?
     
  11. Shyne151

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    [H] was affected(hint the redirect option to amazon for all outgoing newegg links). Most people stand behind their community, in this case [H].


    Side note... in for one and $600 worth of other stuff. Doh! Ohh well.
     
  12. DracoNB

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    That auto redirect is pretty bad tbh, its one thing to say "Please use amazon instead", but to force it to go there and opt-in to newegg is bad.
     
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    I agree, it's a little extreme.
     
  14. MacLeod

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    They also have a history of refusing returns because of some bullshit "bent pins" excuse. I bought a WD 1TB drive for a friend's build and it showed up DOA. Sent it in for an RMA and they denied it based on, wait for it, bent pins....on a hard drive, due to improper installation. I always thought it was pretty much impossible to install a hard drive wrong.

    I was too dumb to take a picture of it before I sent it in because I didn't think there was anything to the whole "bent pins" stories with them so I'm out of luck. Called up and raised hell and they offered me an in store credit minus the restocking fee and I'd have to pay for return shipping since they already sent it back. That would've added up to to around $25. I told them to stick it up their ass and I'd try my luck thru WD's warranty.

    Been a customer for about 6 years and have spent thousands there without a single return. The one time I have one, they fuck me out of it.

    So that added to the shitty way they dealt with my favorite internet hangout here and I'll never spend another dime with them.
     
  15. needmorecarnitine

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    oh yeah, i forgot. Too busy counting my share of [H] profits...
     
  16. Rizen

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    NewEgg has also had some customer service issues as of late. I haven't experienced them myself, but between my Prime membership to Amazon, the [H] getting more referral revenue, and occasional NewEgg horror stories, I try to order on Amazon instead when I can.
     
  17. gigatexal

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    if this had pci-e 3.0 i'd be all over it
     
  18. cageymaru

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    Buddy ordered his Mini ITX build from NewEgg and paid for overnight shipping. $1,700 in total I believe. He got it 2 weeks later and had to solder the WiFi adapter onto the mobo as he was scared to send it back to NewEgg. That was in April 2014.
     
  19. Shyne151

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    Because running a site like [H] is free/cheap... not. It's a business venture like everything else. Grow the fuck up.
     
  20. UMASS

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    Thanks you guys for the insight. Didn't know that NG wasn't playing nice with HF in regards to links. Maybe I'll give Amazon a shot. It just that it takes well over a week for product to make it to our home. NG for their NJ warehouse takes 1-2 days usually. Plus, I have NG account & can get 6 months interest-free anything over $250.00 which is very nice. Plus NG is no tax & Amazon is @ 6.25% for Mass. NG makes it easy for me to buy from them.
     
  21. needmorecarnitine

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    Do you even know what you are talking about?

    They are both businesses. I get proceeds from neither of them. Whatever deals they have between them pertains to them and has nothing to do with me. [H] and Newegg are in it for the money, not because they are your buddies.
     
  22. MacLeod

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    Thats relative. If [H] is a community that you enjoy and is a valuable resource for you then there is absolutely nothing wrong with supporting the companies that sponsor it. This forum is my #1 online hangout and where Ive learned the most over the passed 4-5 years. I read most all the articles and consider them God's own word. That makes it worth it to me to support the sponsors that buy ad space that keeps the lights on in this joint.

    AnandTech for example isnt a community that Im a member of and while their articles are very good and I trust them, about the only time I read them is when they turn up in a Google search when Im researching something. Their forum is a toilet so I definitely dont spend any time there so I dont base any buying decisions on who sponsors that site.

    So yeah, if you really like a site/community then there is something in it for you to support the companies that support it even though youre not getting any actual "profits" in terms of cash. Youre getting paid back in a great community and information/educational resource.
     
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  23. needmorecarnitine

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    I use multiple forums and shop at both Newegg and Amazon. I'm not going to pick one over the other based potential profits/losses to one of them, I'm going to pick whom to deal with based on how I benefit from it.
     
  24. MacLeod

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    Thats fine. Like I said, if I bounce around from multiple forums and didnt really care, then Id do the same thing. But this place is more a community that I enjoy hanging out in and is a tremendous source of info and education for me and I want it to stick around and be profitable so I support its sponsors. The other websites I dont feel all warm and fuzzy for, so for those I do like you do and choose the business that offers me the best price or whatever without much emphasis of who is a sponsor or not.

    But as an aside, since Newegg fucked me with some made up, bullshit excuse in the one and only return I ever had in 6 years as a customer, I wont buy from them again period no matter who they sponsor.
     
  25. ssnyder28

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    I love how people bitch so much because a suggestion page comes up, how hard is it to click one more time? This website serves the community and the fact that you are here posting shows that its a valuable resource to you. If you have a problem with it go somewhere else.

    Its not like they block newegg links.
     
  26. noobtech

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    LOL!! I think I am still living in the past and thinking the processor is still new. I can't believe how old it is now and no real replacement for it. In reality, the processor should be around $99...
     
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    Bullshit. You can tell Kyle runs this site because he enjoys the tech. Go watch any video with with him reviewing something he likes, there's clear enjoyment there. Deciding to monetize the site and make a living on it is not at all comparable to newegg.

    You get something from this site and it costs you nothing at all why wouldn't you want to support that?

    The deal between [H] and newegg also happens to coincide with newegg going down the toilet. So it's really just one more thing to add to the list.
     
  28. ccityinstaller

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    QFT..Kyle is definitely the "real deal" when it comes to passion for the tech community and our [H]ard Family. Kyle and Steve have also done a lot over the years to help various charities, and low income families have access to decent computer setups for their children etc.

    While I still read articles @ Anandtech, I don't see him going out of the way to do the same. He may have started because it was a hobby, but he is most definitely 100% in it for the money. Just look at the advertising money he gladly takes from AMD and Nvidia. I guess you could at least say he doesn't try to hide it.

    The forum here is also the best there is, with OC.net coming in second, and Anandtech being way down the list. Their entire forum is filled with entitled neckbeard mods and members that act like 5 year old brats. Read the write up on TechSoda about it, it was quite interesting (although lengthy).
     
  29. needmorecarnitine

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    So what? A lot of people start businesses that they are personally interested in. Do you think the founders of Newegg started it because they hate tech? :rolleyes:


    First, because things happen slowly here when it comes to deals. I usually spot them on Slickdeals first and I have alerts set up so I get notifications on my phone. Then I can also find places that split their revenue with me like Fatwallet. [H] keeps it all.



    I have never had a problem with Newegg. Amazon neither so I will shop at both places.
     
  30. needmorecarnitine

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    or I could say nothing at all. I know essentially nothing about Anand and I don't feel a need to talk shit about people I know little about.
     
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    this thread has derailed
     
  32. babochee

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    They screwed with the [H] community.
     
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    http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?p=1040854222#post1040854222

    Here's my story from this month.
     
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    In that case good thing Intel has been sitting on their butt for 5 years. Because Haswell is barely faster than Sandy Bridge.

    Yes Haswell is way ahead of Piledriver, but so was Sandy Bridge.

    I shudder to think if AMD ever actually does something. Intel could be beaten so easily. The fact the 8350 is still competitive says it all about Intel.
     
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    It's not competitive and never was and that says everything about AMD. Things are so stagnant because AMD stopped competing. The fact that Intel can put out a minor refresh every year and still be 3 generations ahead is pathetic.
     
  36. PornoSatan

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    Yep, [H] is the only site I see that does this. Not a fan of hijacking user links.

    It's still competitve in heavily threaded tasks. It performs really well against Intel's chips on things like gameplay + live h264 encoding to stream on twitch for example. But the power usage and the fact that all FX chips need 3rd party coolers so the fan doesn't scream in your face is borderline unacceptable IMO. Regardless of that I can still appreciate them. :p