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Old July 30, 2010, 09:49 AM
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Default NewEgg, Shell shocker builds

I decided to build 2 cheap rigs off of newegg shell shocker deals. Purpose unknown.

I have already got 2 cases for $20 each.

This afternoon the msi 790x-g45 will be on sale for $65.

Newegg.com - MSI 790X-G45 AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard

It is AM3 crossfire ddr3-1600.

The thing I am not so crazy about it only has 2 16x slots, and the second may be only 8x speed.

I guess since the build is cheap and shell shocker, it fits into the build specs.
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Old July 30, 2010, 09:57 AM
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How do you know that's the next shell shocker up on the block? Looks like the next one is due up at 1PM PDT.

Might be worth a look though.... I'm looking for a cheap ddr3 AMD motherboard.
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How do you know that's the next shell shocker up on the block? Looks like the next one is due up at 1PM PDT.

Might be worth a look though.... I'm looking for a cheap ddr3 AMD motherboard.
They have a mailing list, I get emails everyday with the shell shockers, and other promos.

If I turn them into folding rigs, I guess that mobo isn't ideal.
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Old July 30, 2010, 10:07 AM
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I get some of those emails as well, but until such time as I see it on the .ca website, I normally assume it's a .com deal.... :)
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Old July 30, 2010, 11:01 AM
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.ca and .com have the same deals right now.
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The Shellshockers are usually the same for both, aside from the price.
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Old July 30, 2010, 11:18 AM
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yah or nah on the msi 790x-g45?
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Well I ordered 2. Hope it works out.
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Old July 30, 2010, 01:49 PM
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for that money? yeah!
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Old August 3, 2010, 09:35 AM
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What are good ATI crossfire models I should be watching out for?
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