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wtf did I just watch, seriously

I'm the god damn gatekeeper to the weird side of YouTube. Remember it.

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Just another day in smurf level land. I have no idea how the opposition managed to throw the game so badly.


Edited by Tangster - 8/11/14 at 12:12pm
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Just bought a Corsair CS450M for $23.99 (much better than CX series and is modular), an Crucial MX100 for $99 and an Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3 module for $63, and the most popular ASUS DVD drive on Newegg for $18.

 

About to head back to University so I'm giving my family the temp computer I built. Half the parts were my own, so im bringing those back and setting them up with new ones. 

 

The total for what they want was around $200 after MIR, instant discounts, and promo code. 

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Just bought a Corsair CS450M for $23.99 (much better than CX series and is modular), an Crucial MX100 for $99 and an Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3 module for $63, and the most popular ASUS DVD drive on Newegg for $18.

 

About to head back to University so I'm giving my family the temp computer I built. Half the parts were my own, so im bringing those back and setting them up with new ones. 

 

The total for what they want was around $200 after MIR, instant discounts, and promo code. 

CS series PSUs are good. Is it MIR for it? Since I might get it then.

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CS series PSUs are good. Is it MIR for it? Since I might get it then.

yep yep yep. 

 

http://www.legitreviews.com/corsair-cs450m-power-supply-review_132526

 

$29.99 after MIR and then use VCO checkout promo code. It's V.ME(now called visa checkout). But it can use any credit card. Gives 10% discount before MIR so it's $23.99. Normal price is $59.99-$30MIR-10%Promo = $23.99

 

But this deal pales in comparison to the XFX 550 the other day. Same price, but that one is based on a good Seasonic Platform. Only difference is that that one isn't modular. 

 

 

And yeah, If it was CX. I would have pulled a yao ming face and said **** no. I don't want to come and fix this rig 2 months after usage (although the chance of that is fairly low).

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I was going to say. I couldn't find it for $24, only $29 after MIR (I hate MIRs).

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I was going to say. I couldn't find it for $24, only $29 after MIR (I hate MIRs).

 

I read a lot about them on Reddit and Slickdeals and really. If you do them really really correctly. You are fine. 

 

What really really correctly means:

 

You fill out all the forms. Signature and date

You mail it a week before hand in case USPS **** up postmarking date

YOU READ the fine print. Some try to trick you and don't allow packing slip or vice versa or require a specific type of invoice etc. 

You TAPE the UPC onto the form. Many times.  This is one of the most common mistakes. If it drops out when they open it....well you're outta luck. 

YOU DOCUMENT it. You make copies of all the forms, by scanning them and compile the confirmation email and tracking. 

 

You then keep excel sheets ready to make sure everything is sent and received. Anything past the 6-8 weeks gets a phone call to them with your proof of documentation.

 

This will make your rebate work 99% of the time

 

 

If they are saying 'screw you' at this point. 

 

 

Follow this:

http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapcsales/comments/2cs18j/rebate_faq_read_this_if_youre_thinking_about/cjin56l

 

And you will pretty much almost always get it. 

 

 

 

It seems like a lot of steps, but it actually isn't and you can skip the excel sheet one and just keep a sticky note on your monitor. You can also get good at calling these companies and make it short. They hate their jobs, you hate talking to them. No flowery language. Get to the point of WTF you want from them, and what they can do for you. If that fails. Then you let them know full hand what YOU can do to them. 

 

But of course, at every step of the way in communications. Stay polite. Let the fangs out when they declare war on you. 

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The UK doesn't really do rebates. There's the occasional manufacturer cashback, but that's literally an email and in ~1 week after proof of purchase you get the money in your paypal/bank.

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So...I'm planning to get a proper sound card for my computer. I have two cards in mind; the Creative X-Fi Xtreme Audio or the ASUS Xonar DX. Which one do you think would be better? They're both around the same price.

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So...I'm planning to get a proper sound card for my computer. I have two cards in mind; the Creative X-Fi Xtreme Audio or the ASUS Xonar DX. Which one do you think would be better? They're both around the same price.

Does it have to be a sound card? I had major EMI issues with both X-fi and Xonar cards.

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Originally Posted by vantt1 View Post
 

So...I'm planning to get a proper sound card for my computer. I have two cards in mind; the Creative X-Fi Xtreme Audio or the ASUS Xonar DX. Which one do you think would be better? They're both around the same price.

Does it have to be a sound card? I had major EMI issues with both X-fi and Xonar cards.

Well, given that my current motherboard's front panel audio probably generates more electrical noise than those sound cards would, it's better than nothing.

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So...I'm planning to get a proper sound card for my computer. I have two cards in mind; the Creative X-Fi Xtreme Audio or the ASUS Xonar DX. Which one do you think would be better? They're both around the same price.

 

XtremeAudio? IT'S A TRAP! Avoid that card like the plague, it's no real X-Fi.

 

You want one of those cards, find an X-Fi Titanium; they're not too expensive at around $30-50 here in the US, depending on used sale listings.

 

 

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Does it have to be a sound card? I had major EMI issues with both X-fi and Xonar cards.

 

I don't notice much in the way of EMI screwing up the sound, but I'd think an external DAC with an S/PDIF signal from the sound card (for DSP effects) would circumvent that nicely if it was a problem.

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I don't notice much in the way of EMI screwing up the sound, but I'd think an external DAC with an S/PDIF signal from the sound card (for DSP effects) would circumvent that nicely if it was a problem.

Yeah, I run s/pdif over a toslink cable to an external dac, although I don't get interference with USB dacs either.

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I also vote for an external dac.   I've never really realized until now how much I appreciate a nice big physical knob for adjusting volume.  I don't know how I managed with the windows little volume slider before I got a dedicated amp.

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Anybody here want to buy Payday 2 for $7? I have an extra key

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