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Old 12-16-2005, 03:01 AM   #1
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Ok since i work for CompUSA i get access to some pretty cool websites that get me free stuff or really good deals on stuff. One of theses websites being Intels employee purchase site. Called retailedge.com. I take some pretty easy tests rack up 10000 points (takes 2 days) and get the following $1500 package for $215

Intel Pentium D processor 820 (2.8Ghz)
Intel Desktop Board D945PSN (4 SATA controllers PCI-E DDR2 RAM Gigabit LAN etc.)
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0 and Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0

So since i had just built the system in my sig before i knew about this site. I let my dad buy it. So he now has the above 4 iteams +

PNY Nivida 6600GT PCI-E 500Mhz core clock / 1Ghz Memory (stock)
1gig OCZ Gold Series PC5400 667Mhz RAM in dual chan

What do you guys think? Good deal?

By the way he is upgradeing from...

EpoX 8KHA
AMD Thunderbird 1.4Ghz 266FSB
754Mb PC2100
ATI 9600
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Old 12-16-2005, 03:06 AM   #2
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That is way good compared to what he had before. All that for $215?!? Wow, that is the deal of the century. Very nice system.
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Old 12-16-2005, 03:10 AM   #3
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Well the 1st 4 iteams were $215
The GPU and RAM were extra.
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Old 12-16-2005, 03:11 AM   #4
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Oh. Too good to be true. It's still a nice system. You dad will definitely see an increase in speed.
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Old 12-16-2005, 03:16 AM   #5
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Yeah another guy at my work bought the same package. And he said it outperformed his P4 3.4Ghz with HT
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