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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by JrRacinFan, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. JrRacinFan

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    OK so far this is what I have in my cart to transfer over to a wish list:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116072

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371016

    Now, I have heard that once e5400's release the current e5200's will be approx. $64 retail. With that being said does anyone know if that is true or not, if true, when is the e5400 estimated release date?

    Now if that does occur I will be getting an e5400 instead. Any thoughts?

    As always, everyone on TPU is great, thank you guys for your support!

    PS: Looking to buy at mid to end of January and no I don't game or bench as much as I used to.

    EDIT: Ok to sum up to post# 15, I have decided against getting the DVD burner (Thanks Jbunch07) and getting an e5200.

    EDIT2: As of post #25 instead of the above cpu+psu I have been contemplating these:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157139
    I've used Asrock before and the "new" Asrock isn't half bad.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103298
    -OR- For an extra $7 get a higher multi and stock clock
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103234

    EDIT 3: See post #32 :banghead: Link
     
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    Hey bro! if at all possible try and hold off on that burner...ive got 2 atm and if I decide to get a blueRay drive I will give ya one of mine! :)
     
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    Sweet! Thanks J! Thought you werent gonna go Blu Ray? Thought you decided against it?

    Any thoughts on the cpu?
     
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    I would get this burner instead. The CPU and power supply both look good but you could probably find a used E7200 or E5200 for the same price.
     
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    I'm not sure about the price dropping, I haven't heard much about it, not saying it wont happen i don't see why it wouldn't but not really sure!
     
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    Yeah see, I was debating that burner but ima hold off to see what J thinks. And nah, wife doesnt like me to buy used processors.

    PS: I have a special wife that knows her hardware very well. :) I'm so lucky and unlucky at the same time!

    Ahh alrighty, thanks again!
     
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    Dude... remember when we where talking about Blu-ray Players??
    $89.99-$99.99.. GO Blu-Ray.

    As for processor bro, grab a 7200 spurge a little! You deserve it!
     
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    My burner has the added eye candy of lightscribe... ooo ahhh....
     
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    Well, I can go an e7200 but that means I won't be able to get the power supply and was really wanting to get another Antec. This one is semi-modular too! Nah no Blu Ray for me just yet.
     
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    I would get the E5200 and the power supply. Do you really need a burner?
     
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    The blue ray was to get Jbunch to get one, and do what he has to do for you with his.... ;)

    Well... if you can't go 7200 yet... grab the 2200... It'll work for the type of person you are..

    Also... your text... get the card.. :rockout:
     
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    Yeah my burner is on its last leg.

    It's either the card or this, I need a new cpu.

    Torn between the 2 cpu's hmmm ... e5200 with 2MB cache and 45nm. No offense to you Cold Storm but thanks DarkEgo!
     
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    When would I take it personal Bro!? :toast:

    I didn't see Darks post till I posted... I'd grab that E5200 myself. Then, see what you can do with a burner... If bunch can't do anything, I'll see what I can do too. Just let me know. Anything for you bro.
    :toast:


    Also, grab the power supply
     
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    Ooh that PSU looks nice. I might pick one up too! I have been dieing for a modular! Go for it and tell me how it is :D
     
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    Will do my friend, will do. ;)

    EDIT:
    Updated opening post and thank you jbunch for the burner! You're not the bestest but one of the few. ;)
     
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    Thanks! not sure what that means but sounds good to me! :)
     
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    I got to ask. why are you getting another PSU one that isn't much more powerful then the one you already have?
     
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    Wife's pc needs a better psu and I want one thats modular.
     
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    oh i see now. I want one that is modular too but i just got my Silverstone :laugh:
    A new PSU and a e5200 would be a nice upgrade
     
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    Yeah, it would. Just wondering if the rumor mill is going to be true or not.
     
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    what happened to quad core goodness? I don't keep up with Intel so i can't really help. So only thing to do is wait. Maybe by the time christmas comes around there will be some info on it
     
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    you'll like that burner... exact one I have and it's been a gem for me :pimp:
     
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    Decided quad isn't needed.

    Thanks for the comment! What brand discs do you use?
     
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    I use whatever is cheapest at the moment... never had an issue :rockout:
     
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    Nice! Thanks for your comments. I was contemplating getting a 6x0i based board but I'd rather get a new cpu.

    @jbunch07

    Figured out what is wrong with my current burner but it's still being finicky. I am still looking at getting a new myself though as it will start my wife off with switching over to SATA drives.

    @everyone

    Ok, after contemplating. I was thinking of an upgrade path to Phenom II and this is the only way I can do it and stay within my current budget:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157139
    I've used Asrock before and the "new" Asrock isn't half bad.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103298
    -OR- For an extra $7 get a higher multi and stock clock
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103234

    EDIT: But should I do that? I have been wanting a crossfire capable board and lately been really liking the outcome of Phenom II. Or stick with what I got I mean I could really ditch the psu that I am planning on buying and pickup an e7300.
     

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