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Pandora's Box
12-10-04, 12:33 PM
Ok im not sure where to put this so its going here :p


Yesterday I ordered a motherboard and cpu combo from MonarchComputers. The combo included a MSI K8N NEO2 Platinum motherboard and a AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 90nm 939. The combo came with a free copy of FarCry DVD version.

1. The Athlon 64 3200+ 939 90nm is $194 shipped (http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=M&Product_Code=120422&Category_Code=AMD64) at MonarchComputer and is $200.99 shipped (http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.asp?submit=property&DEPA=0) at NewEgg.

2. The MSI K8N NEO 2 Platinum is $139 shipped (http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=M&Product_Code=110228&Category_Code=A64MB) at MonarchComputer compared to $142.49 shipped (http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=13-130-468&depa=0) at NewEgg.

Ok so those two points are very small the next few are real big...

3. When I placed my order at MonarchComputer I went with 7-10 day shipping (Yeah Im cheap like that). And today I checked with FedEx to see if it had been shipped. It had been shipped. I noticed that the service MonarchComputer used was FedEx 2 Day :eek: . I asked for 7-10 day, wow. The order should arrive on the 13th of December. Not bad at all. Another thing I would like to point out is that when I placed my order I saw that they said it takes 1-3 days to test the combo and 1-3 to process. All was done in 1 day :eek: .

4. I sent an email to MonarchComputer yesterday after about 9 hours from me ordering. I asked them to make sure that the Athlon 64 3200+ 90nm works with the MSI motherboard and to install the latest bios (1.4). Today at around 11AM I received an email telling me that the motherboard and cpu had already been shipped. I was thinking great gonna have to RMA I bet. Then I continued reading the email: However, we did install the latest BIOS and tested the combination to make sure it works. NICE really NICE!



A++++ service from MonarchComputer.com will definately shop there again!

Pimp!
12-10-04, 12:36 PM
hmm i bought the same exact parts (oem processor aswell) and didnt get farcry :(

was it a special or something? although i did get my stuff 2-3 weeks ago

Pandora's Box
12-10-04, 12:42 PM
its a promo. you get napster trial version and farcry on dvd with any amd64 processor (have to select it from the promo box)

and with a 3500+ or higher you can get half life 2 silver.

Pandora's Box
12-10-04, 12:44 PM
http://img6.exs.cx/img6/1264/promo9hh.jpg

Pandora's Box
12-10-04, 12:45 PM
hmm i bought the same exact parts (oem processor aswell) and didnt get farcry :(

was it a special or something? although i did get my stuff 2-3 weeks ago

just a thought...

you did order as a combo right?

|JuiceZ|
12-10-04, 12:47 PM
FYI, now is the time to order since the major small package carriers in the States, UPS & FedEx, temporarily suspend ground shipping around the Christmas Holiday during peak season.

...and with a 3500+ or higher you can get half life 2 silver.

So how does that work? They send you a DVD-R with downloaded Steam files? (xmastong)

Riptide
12-10-04, 12:50 PM
Yeah monarch isn't bad. Other than a lack of e-mails when I place orders I haven't had any significant problems come up. My Athlon64 t-shirt is on backorder though. :(

$n][pErMan
12-10-04, 12:59 PM
A++++ service from MonarchComputer.com will definately shop there again!
I agree.... they are good.

UclaBob
12-10-04, 12:59 PM
Now if only they weren't selling the Asus A8N-SLI NForce 4 for $315 :P.

Pandora's Box
12-10-04, 01:00 PM
FYI, now is the time to order since the major small package carriers in the States, UPS & FedEx, temporarily suspend ground shipping around the Christmas Holiday during peak season.



So how does that work? They send you a DVD-R with downloaded Steam files? (xmastong)

(snowlol)

Pandora's Box
12-10-04, 01:01 PM
Now if only they weren't selling the Asus A8N-SLI NForce 4 for $315 :P.

erm dude its just monarch being a regular company. might as well charge a large amount for a high demand product.

simple economics.

UclaBob
12-10-04, 01:12 PM
erm dude its just monarch being a regular company. might as well charge a large amount for a high demand product.

simple economics.

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=241159

Asus for $315 or MSI for $209...hrm...

CaptNKILL
12-10-04, 01:25 PM
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=241159

Asus for $315 or MSI for $209...hrm...
Asus stuff is always a lot more expensive. A lot of people consider them the highest quality manufacturer of video cards and motherboards. Thats why its so much more expensive.

$n][pErMan
12-10-04, 02:08 PM
^ I have always liked ASUS... but my last two motherboard have been Soyo... and I must say .. Soyo is pretty damn sweet.

Rytr
12-10-04, 02:39 PM
Monarch has always done right by me. Just RMA'ed a defective psu this past Monday and will be getting a replacement this coming Monday.

If you want to pay extra get Asus. If you want a good board and save $$$ go with MSI. Other than price the only downside will potentially be the initial drivers for either board.

UclaBob
12-10-04, 03:12 PM
Asus stuff is always a lot more expensive. A lot of people consider them the highest quality manufacturer of video cards and motherboards. Thats why its so much more expensive.

I know that Asus stuff tends to be more expensive, my complaint about Monarch is that they are only selling the Asus NF4 in their CPU + MB Combo deals.

Bob

strk
12-10-04, 08:57 PM
I bought a combo from Monarch to 90 3500,1GB of Ocz Rev2 memory and MSI k8 Neo 2 for $774 with shipping .I did get the free far cry game but no half life silver.