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stickg1

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I have these two little Dell 21" monitors I got locally. The guy wanted $40 for them and when I got there, it was an old friend I hadn't seen in a while and he just gave them to me and wouldn't take my money. He had just opened his own bicycle shop so I brought a couple bikes down to be fixed and paid him for that.
 

g-unit1111

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I'm loving my BenQ monitor that I got a couple months ago - very nice, clean display no dead pixels and I can watch HD movies on it. The only downside is I can't figure out what that weird green piece of plastic that comes with it is used for. :lol:

I'm pretty close to pulling the trigger on my PSU upgrade for my Dark Knight rig, though I'm having a hard time deciding if I should go for the EVGA 850W G2 or the 1KW P2. I know the 1KW is overkill for dual GPUs, especially since I plan to upgrade to the 970, but Platinum would be a major upgrade from the Silver I'm using now.
 

PandaButtonFTW

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realistically, what are you going to save? 5 bucks a year?
 

Onus

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Any PC left on 24/7 will be idling much of its time. From a purely cost-saving perspective, the Platinum isn't worth the difference. If the PC is used for Folding, scratch that, as it won't be idle; I still think it will only be a few dollars a year, likely not even $5.
 

tiny voices

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Agree with this 100%. For a 'normal use' computer, the efficiencies don't matter because it will be at idle (WAY out of range for good efficiency) for the majority of the time.
 

g-unit1111

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It's probably not going to save me anything because energy prices in California are borderline insanity, but it does allow me to go for a triple SLI setup, if my motherboard allows for it! :lol:
 

g-unit1111

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I'm waiting for the EVGA ACX model myself, but I'm definitely in no hurry to get one. I need to upgrade my PSU first and that's a much higher priority before I start upgrading the graphics.
 

ImDaBaron

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I saw the 1000W G2 gold on sale today G-unit...I would go for that

For the GTX 970s use this

http://www.nowinstock.net/computers/videocards/nvidia/gtx970/

Show's when and where they are in stock
 

g-unit1111

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Oh really? Where at? I'm definitely interested if I can score a good deal.
 

ImDaBaron

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On Newegg it's a little off the regular sale price plus a 30 dollar rebate. Making it $144 which I consider really good for the price. Probably the best thing I've bought for my computer.
 

g-unit1111

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NCIX had it for $144 according to PC Part Picker but I've never had good luck ordering from them - my credit card company doesn't seem to think it's a legitimate sale because the company's headquarters is in Canada. Argh, frustrating. :lol:

Although Newegg has it for $10 more and it comes with a $30 rebate so it's about the same price. Not too shabby.
 

ImDaBaron

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Really? That's weird. I've only ordered from Newegg...TigerDirect has some interesting deals sometimes but nothing to really jump on. Also why the EVGA model? You want the non reference design right?
 

g-unit1111

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I've always been partial to EVGA cards. Maybe that's because where I work is literally right next door to their headquarters. :lol:
 

ImDaBaron

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Oh ok I was just curious. The coil whine is real though...I've heard it...I like blasting metal music but I dont want my hearing gone this early just to cover up the sound lol
 

g-unit1111

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So do I. My A2s have been getting a lot of workout playing lots of Katatonia, Mastodon, Dio, and Iron Maiden lately. :lol:
 

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