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Old 03-06-2008, 12:30 AM   #1
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I am on the market for a new video card and my eye caught this deal. I just wanted to ask you guys if you thought this was a good idea. http://www.ncix.com/promo/promosale.php?webid=xfxantec

It's an XFX 8800gt XXX 670mhx with and ANTEC Trio 650W, for 299, but 259 after rebate. (CDN dollars).
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Old 03-06-2008, 12:32 AM   #2
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That sounds pretty sweet to me, although I don't know the currency rate between US and CA dollars.
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Old 03-06-2008, 12:37 AM   #3
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Yup, looks like a good deal to me. Almost like getting the PSU for free.
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Old 03-06-2008, 01:09 AM   #4
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Well our dollar is like half a cent above the american dollar, so basically the same price as it would be in america.
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thats pretty sweet!!!
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That sounds pretty sweet to me, although I don't know the currency rate between US and CA dollars.
Currency as of today is $1 US dollar = .9857 cents Canadian. Actually a few months ago the Canadian dollar was equal to the US dollar. So currently $20 US is $19.71 Canadian.

The American dollar is becoming worth less and less these days.
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And that's why gold is the way to go
Of course, when we hit a depression, and your computer parts don't work anymore, the scrap gold will be worth more than you payed for the part!
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I am also thinking of buying different ram, currently I have 2 gigs of 667mhz ram. Would I get better performance if I had 4 gigs of 667mhx ram or if I had 2 gigs of 800mhz ram. I don't want to buy 4 new gigs of ram.
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I think getting two more sticks of 667 would definitely outperform 800mhz. The speed difference wouldn't make too much of a difference, but having 50% more RAM would.
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It really depends on your OS(x32 or x64) and your current FSB.

I would error on the side of 2 more sticks of 667
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