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Old February 5, 2009, 10:46 AM
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Default Sapphire Atomic 4870x2 Limited edition...

So, this card is available now locally, about $400 more than standard 4870x2, but given the cost of waterblocks, rad, fan, pump, etc, and given the advanced clockspeeds, this card is calling my name...

$1000....but I'm about to buy one tomorrow.


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Old February 5, 2009, 10:49 AM
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Seriously??????

I saw these when they were first reporting them..... don't think I'd spend that kind of premium on a sapphire card.
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Yeah, consider 150 for block, 125 for swiftech 120mm all-in-one, plus the case, you're paying $150 for custom bios and warranty support for water-cooled card...I think it's fair...


Yes, I can spend half that on a normal card, but to do my own watercooling, bios modding, etc...would cost near the same.

I also have a set of "Uber" X1950XT Crossfire, and Atomic 3870's...I don't mind paying a premium for exclusivity...

Let me just say, I read the Robb Report, find Voodoo's gold Omen enticing...

I use $35 soap....

Cost is no consideration, really.
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Old February 5, 2009, 10:59 AM
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Yeah, consider 150 for block, 125 for swiftech 120mm all-in-one, plus the case, you're paying $150 for custom bios and warranty support for water-cooled card...I think it's fair...


Yes, I can spend half that on a normal card, but to do my own watercooling, bios modding, etc...would cost near the same.

I also have a set of "Uber" X1950XT Crossfire, and Atomic 3870's...I don't mind paying a premium for exclusivity...

Let me just say, I read the Robb Report, find Voodoo's gold Omen enticing...

I use $35 soap....

Cost is no consideration, really.
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Insanity.

I'm more interested in which soap costs you $35? My Irish Spring isn't tickling my fancy the way it used to...
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Go top-line aveda products, Tommy Stinkyfinger/Chanel stuff...depnds on how I want to smell. I buy expensive scented bodywashes(no bar soap for me!)...then I smell good to girls who come close, but don't cause anyone to wear a gas mask either...I don't do man-scents.

Good early entry into expensive soap is tommy body wash...only about $20-$25, but smells good, no nasty film, but one tube, used daily, only lasts me about 2.5 weeks...
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Irish Spring show lovely Irish midgets jumping out of the body wash tube on their commercials. For $35 a hit I'd expect Jessica Alba to jump out of that mofo and have her way with me.

Then again, if it smells THAT good...

I say buy the Sapphire card just because of the fact you buy $35 soap.
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Heh, lean over a girl's shoulder in close...notice them notice how you smell...A classy girl will say something, or blush, trash will start drooling or say nothing...that's worth $35 for me...


And...I don't think any cost should be spared when you pamper yourself. Expensive soap really is different...I used to think it was crazy too, but I got some as a gift...oh...15 years ago now, and I haven't turned back.

It would seem wrong to me to put on a $200 shirt, after washing with bar soap.
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I heard Sapphire cards come with the RMA form Pre-filled out.
I'd say go for it

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