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    Just found a MSI FX5700 for $125... good deal?!?!

    I have been waiting for Circuit City to get stock on some Radeons with a rebate, and I found a new MSI FX5700 a buddy has for $125US. This seems like a decent deal, I may be able to get it for a little lower (like $115).

    Worth trying for? Maybe I can trade some stuff....
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    this is from the pricewatch, FX5900 starts at 161$

    here is the LINK directly to the site

    35$ difference and probably about 50% more performance

    also R9600PRO prices start at less then 110$ and it should be faster in most games then FX5700, however have no idea what 5700 OC potential is

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    Well.... good or bad move, I got it last night!

    Traded a PCI USB 2.0 card and $90 for it. Came with retail box, all the software bundle, and card. MSI box claims that with the included O/C utility, you can get a 6%-10% overclock. And, it seems that overclocking is covered under warranty.

    Should be able to start putting this little bundle of XPC joy together this weekend....
    Main DVD MM Rig:
    CoolerMaster Storm Scout
    AM3 Phenom II x4 955BE @ 3.6 ghz
    Corsair H50 Watercooling kit
    4.0 GB AData DDR3
    GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P Mainboard
    Western Digital 750GB 7200rpm w/32mb cache
    Samsung 750GB 7200rpm w/32mb cache
    Western Digital 1.0TB 7200rpm w/32mb cache
    LG 20x DVDRW-DL "SuperDrive"
    PNY GeForce 9800gt 1024mb w/Samsung 245BW 24" LCD
    Corsair 620w Modular Power Supply
    Logitech z-640 5.1's
    Logitech Wireless Mouse
    Win 7 Ultimate........

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    well considering the use I would have out of PCI USB 2.0 card, then 90$ sure looks like a good deal for that card

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    BTW R9600 PRO start higher at something like 140$, its just that pricewatch has some R9600 non-pro mislabeled, so my first response with R9600PRO being better deal was wrong, 90$ looks even better now

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    Since I had 2 of the Belkin PCI USB cards (one will go into the XPC), I had no use for the other one so I traded it. My current R9000 Pro has did me very well so far, and is still a good card for me, but this will fill the need. Later, I will look into a R9800 or something when prices are lower. Next gen should knock the current TOTL prices lower in about 6-8 months. I don't game that much anyways....

    This will do the job certainly for the time being. I go cheapo in the video area and usually get by. Should I load in the most recent nVidia 52.16's?
    Main DVD MM Rig:
    CoolerMaster Storm Scout
    AM3 Phenom II x4 955BE @ 3.6 ghz
    Corsair H50 Watercooling kit
    4.0 GB AData DDR3
    GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P Mainboard
    Western Digital 750GB 7200rpm w/32mb cache
    Samsung 750GB 7200rpm w/32mb cache
    Western Digital 1.0TB 7200rpm w/32mb cache
    LG 20x DVDRW-DL "SuperDrive"
    PNY GeForce 9800gt 1024mb w/Samsung 245BW 24" LCD
    Corsair 620w Modular Power Supply
    Logitech z-640 5.1's
    Logitech Wireless Mouse
    Win 7 Ultimate........

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    what is meant by traded?
    "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." Albert Einstein

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