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Old 04-15-10, 09:00 AM   #1
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Old 04-15-10, 09:17 AM   #2
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I still don't understand why these drives cost as much as they do.
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Old 04-15-10, 09:37 AM   #3
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Eh, new tech. They'll make money where they can. I am tempted to pick up a 64GB drive. Not THAT bad on price. Plus, I LOVE the speed.
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Eh, new tech. They'll make money where they can. I am tempted to pick up a 64GB drive. Not THAT bad on price. Plus, I LOVE the speed.
I got a 64 gb Kingston. It's a good drive, but I hated paying $140 for it.
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No, I definitely agree. $140 is steep but when we pay the prices we do for other pieces of hardware, it's not that bad. Especially considering the performance boost.
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I'm very happy with my tiny Intel 40Gb SSD. In two years I will be laughing at paying $129 for a 40gb but it was worth it to me. Two years from now we should be able to buy a 500gb for around $200 that outperforms the fastest ones today. Only time will tell.
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I'm very happy with my tiny Intel 40Gb SSD. In two years I will be laughing at paying $129 for a 40gb but it was worth it to me. Two years from now we should be able to buy a 500gb for around $200 that outperforms the fastest ones today. Only time will tell.
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We're all enthusiasts. This is what we do, lol.
Yep. I'm afraid this new PC hobby is affecting my hi-fi hobby that I have been deep into since I was a kid. Only bad thing is about the PC hobby is the cost of ownership. As we all know computers DO NOT hold their value. In hi-fi the cost of ownership is much better, unless your talking about CD, DVD, Blu-Ray, AV Receiver, these things do not hold value at all. Speakers and two channel equipment does. I have a pair of speakers that were $15,000 back in 1996, I could still sell them for around $6,000 today. What would a $15k computer from 1996 sell for today? About as much as it cost to take it to the trash.

This is always in the back of my mind when I buy PC components. But man it's fun!
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Ya, but if you upgrade normally, you can more than likely break even on new parts if not make a profit. Ebay FTW.
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Ya, but if you upgrade normally, you can more than likely break even on new parts if not make a profit. Ebay FTW.

True. I was thinking on selling my gtx-285 and getting a gtx-470. The 470 is not that much better but it will hold it's value better than a 285. If I do that I will not lose so much when the next best cards come out. I could be wrong though.
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True. I was thinking on selling my gtx-285 and getting a gtx-470. The 470 is not that much better but it will hold it's value better than a 285. If I do that I will not lose so much when the next best cards come out. I could be wrong though.
Ya, sell the 285, get the 470. Not sure what the 285 goes for right now but I could see you definitely breaking even. THEN, when you need to upgrade again, you have more equity with the current card.

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