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What was that first part?

Oh god yep that's the stupid auto correct on Swype keyboard. I meant it would be a lot more fun if I played it with people on Skype like I usually do with battlefield and other stuff.
post #5237 of 6652
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Originally Posted by linglingjr View Post

Oh god yep that's the stupid auto correct on Swype keyboard. I meant it would be a lot more fun if I played it with people on Skype like I usually do with battlefield and other stuff.
Uhhhhhhh, did you want to Skype?
post #5238 of 6652
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Uhhhhhhh, did you want to Skype?
Yeah maybe some time, I haven't played it in a while. I'm on "vacation" at the moment though.
post #5239 of 6652

I used to be quite the PC enthusiast when I was a hardcore gamer, but kind of left both hobbies behind me, mostly. Fun times though.

 

Still using the system that I built in the fall of 2007:

 

 

Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R

Intel Core 2 Duo E6750

Kingston ValueRam 2GB DDR2-667 CL5 ECC

XFX GeForce 8800 GT Alpha Dog Edition

Corsair HX520W PSU

AOpen QF50A housing

 

It has survived the road trips to quite a few LAN parties back in the day. I keep everything clean and have had a few hard drive changes, but everything still works like a charm and I can play the games that I want :wink: 

post #5240 of 6652

Old school!

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Originally Posted by RazorJack View Post
 

I used to be quite the PC enthusiast when I was a hardcore gamer, but kind of left both hobbies behind me, mostly. Fun times though.

 

Still using the system that I built in the fall of 2007:

 

 

Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R

Intel Core 2 Duo E6750

Kingston ValueRam 2GB DDR2-667 CL5 ECC

XFX GeForce 8800 GT Alpha Dog Edition

Corsair HX520W PSU

AOpen QF50A housing

 

It has survived the road trips to quite a few LAN parties back in the day. I keep everything clean and have had a few hard drive changes, but everything still works like a charm and I can play the games that I want :wink: 

Nice that your investment is still working.

 

But dayum, that RAM, and GPU. 

 

Why not buy a 750 GTX for $120 that has low PSU requirements and get 4GB of RAM for dem games?

post #5242 of 6652

q.q my fall build just dropped to $1500! Price dropped $500 in the last 3 weeks... so COOL

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Wow that's nice. I wish HDD prices would go down to pre-flood levels frown.gif
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Wow that's nice. I wish HDD prices would go down to pre-flood levels frown.gif

ikr >.>

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Wow that's nice. I wish HDD prices would go down to pre-flood levels frown.gif

It actually is. However they aren't down as low as they would have been if the flood didn't happen. If the flood didn't happen that gave HDD makers an excuse to jack and continuously jack prices, 1TB would most likely be $40 right now regularly. Instead, it's about 10-20% more on average with 1TB being $55-$65 right now.

 

Note that before the flood happened, HDD's were about $80 for 1TB a few years ago.

 

Of course, this is USD and USA prices. 

 

If your country doesn't have prices as good as these. I may recommend lobbying your government to liberate some weaker  terrorized countries. 

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It actually is. However they aren't down as low as they would have been if the flood didn't happen. If the flood didn't happen that gave HDD makers an excuse to jack and continuously jack prices, 1TB would most likely be $40 right now regularly. Instead, it's about 10-20% more on average with 1TB being $55-$65 right now.

 

Note that before the flood happened, HDD's were about $80 for 1TB a few years ago.

 

Of course, this is USD and USA prices. 

 

If your country doesn't have prices as good as these. I may recommend lobbying your government to liberate some weaker  terrorized countries. 

lawl only u Bowei

post #5247 of 6652
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

It actually is. However they aren't down as low as they would have been if the flood didn't happen. If the flood didn't happen that gave HDD makers an excuse to jack and continuously jack prices, 1TB would most likely be $40 right now regularly. Instead, it's about 10-20% more on average with 1TB being $55-$65 right now.

 

Note that before the flood happened, HDD's were about $80 for 1TB a few years ago.

 

Of course, this is USD and USA prices. 

 

If your country doesn't have prices as good as these. I may recommend lobbying your government to liberate some weaker  terrorized countries. 

 



Well the other issue is the marketplace itself right now. The prices were starting to come down when the factories got back up and running, but then the whole "PC sales are down fivebajillion percent" stuff has happened. The demand isn't quite there so the prices remain elevated due to that as well. Kind of a perfect storm kinda thing. I bought a 2TB drive for $80 almost two years ago, they haven't moved at all.
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
 

It actually is. However they aren't down as low as they would have been if the flood didn't happen. If the flood didn't happen that gave HDD makers an excuse to jack and continuously jack prices, 1TB would most likely be $40 right now regularly. Instead, it's about 10-20% more on average with 1TB being $55-$65 right now.

 

Note that before the flood happened, HDD's were about $80 for 1TB a few years ago.

 

Of course, this is USD and USA prices. 

 

If your country doesn't have prices as good as these. I may recommend lobbying your government to liberate some weaker  terrorized countries. 

 



Well the other issue is the marketplace itself right now. The prices were starting to come down when the factories got back up and running, but then the whole "PC sales are down fivebajillion percent" stuff has happened. The demand isn't quite there so the prices remain elevated due to that as well. Kind of a perfect storm kinda thing. I bought a 2TB drive for $80 almost two years ago, they haven't moved at all.

I believe that Seagate and WD are also putting in artificial scarcity holds on it by citing reasons of the flood and PC market to further increase prices. 

 

Yep, bought a 2TB ext for $80 two years ago. Still possible today, but I know what you mean

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That too, it's amazing how we have: Maxtor+Samsung>bought by Seagate, Hitatchi+IBM>bought by WD, and Toshiba got the rest. Three companies pretty much control it all now.
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Originally Posted by Muinarc View Post

That too, it's amazing how we have: Maxtor+Samsung>bought by Seagate, Hitatchi+IBM>bought by WD, and Toshiba got the rest. Three companies pretty much control it all now.

Yeah, it is pretty amazing :/

 

Especially considering that even Samsung decided the business was no longer something they would be interested in. 

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