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Krikey I hope I did the right thing...

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Black Panther, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. Black Panther

    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    Well I've been bearing and bearing for a couple of months now, to order a good upgrade for my E8400 desktop rig in system specs and so somehow I got the courage to do it. Gulp. :twitch:

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    So basically it's done.

    As soon as I clicked on "checkout" I got a cellphone message from my bank informing me that the money had been withdrawn.
    Then barely 5 minutes later I received a live phone call from my bank (it's 1 AM here) asking me to confirm a purchase of €809.20 so as to ensure that it had been me who done it, and I replied to her it's OK and that I did it.

    Well I'm just venting, or more hyper-ventilating... :twitch: I hope that I did the right thing here and that nothing goes wrong. It's the most that I ever spent on an upgrade...

    Duh I need to cool down lol...
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    Wow very nice. A 5970. Hopefully it fits in your case. The HX series is great. I recieved my 650HX a few days ago. Lovin' it. Good luck with your upgrade.
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    nice order man! I have been eye-ing the 5970 myself but, alas .... not yet :-(
    congrats, I am sure you will love it!
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    You go, girl. Everyone deserves to blow some "fun money." And you'll have that 5970 and PSU for years, not like if you flew to Atlantic City and blew your cash on gambling and 4 gigolos for the night.
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    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    That's an epic upgrade, nothing to worry about imo.

    Once it all arrives, you'll be much more excited then worried.;)
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    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    It'll have to fit. I'm ready to cut up my case and mutilate its interior to get it to fit. If it doesn't no matter what then I have no choice except to get a new case.
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    £40 shipping, damn thos ocuk mofo's though I thought the 5890 was more than £460, hmmmm :respect: I could maybe, wait no wtf lol no, no, no!!! I have just upgraded, I dont need one :twitch::wtf: hehehe
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    That's a hell of an upgrade.
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    High five BP! You had more courage than me, I went with a 5850 in the end. Enjoy your newly acquired graphic orgasm!

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    BP, hopefully everything will go smooth this time around. Not like when you ordered the laptop and it took 4 weeks to get to ya. :laugh:

    Benchmarks, overclocks, and pictures ASAP!
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    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    :twitch: Nope the laptop arrived within 10 days of sending payment, I was very nervous then too because it involved a lot of money...
    Edit: Now I remember I had made a big panic because the seller told me the laptop'd arrive within 5 days lol and when the 6th and 7th days passed and the rest... well I kinda freaked out :eek:

    I hope history doesn't repeat itself this time. Though I'm sure this will take a long time to arrive since it's still on pre-order :ohwell:
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    I thought it took longer, my bad. I remember how stressed you were when you bought the lappy, I would too after spending $4000.

    Definately an awesome upgrade. :)
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    How did your daughter react when you told her she'd have to eat rice for a month now?
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    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    lol :laugh: That was funny thanks!
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    I like how you have a ridiculously better quad core laptop with SLI and RAID0. WTF!
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    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    Lol p'haps that's because I might be a tad crazy... I dunno.
    Anyways, an E8400 EO stepping isn't that bad I guess either... oc'd to 4.2Ghz. ;)
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    More money than sense, hehe, pass some this way :D :laugh:
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    Come on, an E8400 at +4GHz kicks the ass of many quads in gaming.
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    Lets not turn her nervous celebration into a sidetracked subject that I have to clean up;)

    Congrats BP on your new grabs:D
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    That will be awesome BP look forward to you posting some pics and benchies when you have it up and running. :respect::toast:
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    Not mine it dont matey ;) haha :toast:
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    Anyone read the "Similar Threads" at the bottom?

    "Did I do the right thing: HD2900 PRO?"

    :laugh: guess there's some insecure Ati users. :roll:

    Also BP, anychance you'll be selling your lappy to pay for this? :D
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    chuckle.gif well as far as i know you'll be fine (although i've just looked and couldn't find your cases specs )curses internet:shadedshu)
    very nice sellection bp don't panic :laugh:
    the aerocool series are quite sturdy cases, if you do need one i'd suggest one of these (it's what i've got my eye on at the mo ;) )
    here's a pic
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    i did ask the boss if i could post pics some time ago
    price about $121.99

    warning this case is huge
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    Looks better than the HAF 932 :O
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