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Old July 8, 2008, 04:55 PM
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Do you think he should invest in a cpu backplate to hold the cpu heatsink for better stability?

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Old July 8, 2008, 06:41 PM
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Did you go with CC or NCIX?
NCIX, whith the free ground shipping, and no PST for Ontario, it was clearly the way to go.
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Old July 30, 2008, 07:53 AM
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Well, I got the machine. Had to wait a while to open it and set it up (kids, wife and work get in the way of things). So anyway, I start this baby up, starts to purr nicely. The big Antec top fan is going, lights are on, the two 4870s are spinning (I love the see – through case). But wait, ….. there’s no signal to the monitor. I figure I have it attached to the wrong port, as with the two GPU cards, there are four options, no luck. I call NCIX tech support, and after trouble shooting for 1.5 hrs, going over ports, RAM, cards, connections, power supply, its decided to RMA the whole rig! What a drag.
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Old July 30, 2008, 08:39 AM
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aww man that sucks well i hope if you do this again it works nicely if mine did that i would run into the NCIX wear house and blow them apart like meaty little gears of war like chunks (figuratively of course)
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Old July 30, 2008, 09:01 AM
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well, hopefully it will come back a-ok. If I get it back and it's still FUBARed, then the vein in my forehead will start to twitch...
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Old August 14, 2008, 06:07 AM
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ok, so NCIX still has my rig, turns out the motherboard was fried, and they're still trying to troubleshoot some other stuff....
Anyway, I have a question, I just saw the price drop on the intel CPUs. Since they have my rig still, do you guys think there is any point in asking them if I can "return" the E8400 I bought for $189 and buy the Q9550 instead for $369?

Doubt they would do this for me, but would it be worth it to ask? As a non over clocking guy, would I see that much better performance for my extra $180?
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Old August 14, 2008, 06:26 AM
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it NEVER hurts to ask...the worst they can say is 'no'.
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Old August 14, 2008, 08:05 AM
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They might exchange since its all there.

I dont think you'll see much, if any, difference between the cpus in current games, but that may change. If anything the E8400 will get slightly better FPS than the Q9550 both stock in a lot of games simply becuase its got a faster clock. But if you do other things that use a quad-- then its a great deal.

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ok, so NCIX still has my rig, turns out the motherboard was fried, and they're still trying to troubleshoot some other stuff....
Anyway, I have a question, I just saw the price drop on the intel CPUs. Since they have my rig still, do you guys think there is any point in asking them if I can "return" the E8400 I bought for $189 and buy the Q9550 instead for $369?

Doubt they would do this for me, but would it be worth it to ask? As a non over clocking guy, would I see that much better performance for my extra $180?
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Old August 14, 2008, 01:20 PM
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So, NCIX said they would do it, but I'll be charge a 15% restocking fee on the 8400 of $28.50, so it would cost me $208.50 to swap the CPU, should I do it?

edit - actually, they'll only refund me at the current price, so it will cost me an extra $220.00 not $208.50 ...... I'm thinking I should just stick with what I have.
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RAM - Mushkin HP2 6400 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2
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MONITOR - Asus PA246Q, 24.1" LCD P-IPS Professional Monitor
PSU - PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad Crossfire 750W
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