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Old 10-20-09, 07:02 PM   #8
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Default Re: Really getting sick of this...

Yeah, and exchanging it for a different board is pretty much out of the question. ZZF has a 15% restocking fee, so after sending it back and buying another board I'd probably be out $50. That's a decent chunk of my profit.

After looking at some benchmarks to make me feel better I think I'm just going to leave it. He'll have a stable, solid system that will take a quad core if he ever wants to beef it up a bit. He almost bought an $850 system at wal-mart with a 1.8Ghz Phenom x4, 7Gb of ram and integrated HD3200 graphics at wal-mart so regardless of the relatively low clockspeed of the CPU he's getting an amazing deal on this system for around a grand. Heck I even made sure to get a Dell 22" 1080P screen so he'd have a 3 year warranty and I preordered Windows 7 for him.

EDIT: This system has a 4870 1Gb and is intended for gaming... that's the main reason I was so miffed about the lack of overclocking.
---- Primary Rig ---- CoolerMaster 690 II Advance - Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 4.0Ghz + Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme
6GB DDR2 @ 942Mhz 5-5-5-20 1.9v (2x1Gb Wintec AMPX PC2-8500 & 2x2Gb G.Skill PC2-6400) - EVGA Geforce GTX 470 @ 750/1500/1850 (1.050v)
Sparkle Geforce GTS 250 1Gb Low-Profile (Physx) - Crucial RealSSD C300 64Gb SSD - Seagate 7200.12 500Gb SATA - Seagate 7200.10 320Gb SATA
ASUS VW266H 25.5" LCD - OCZ GameXStream 700W PSU - ASUS Xonar DX - Logitech Z-5500 5.1 Surround - Windows 7 Professional x64
---- HTPC ---- Asus M3A78-EM 780G - AMD Athlon X2 5050e 45W @ 2.6Ghz - 2x2GB Kingston PC2-6400 DDR2 - Sparkle 350W PSU
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