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    I think some people have a hard time understanding the computer they dumped 5k into a year ago is worth half that now.
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    He modded the case by adding a sickass GPU fan, the price tag is for the intensive labor he spent doing that.

    You guys don't know what he's been through!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by radium View Post
    He modded the case by adding a sickass GPU fan, the price tag is for the intensive labor he spent doing that.

    You guys don't know what he's been through!!!

    Who really cares...Its out dated technology.. 8K worth of stuff, not worth a $3700 investment to become a "NEW" system for someone else. That person would be buying older technology... When in fact if you spent that same $3700 on today's technology you'll get a much better system.

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    It was sarcasm ><
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    Sad thing is someone might actually buy it.. I know I had to fight the temptation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albaholic View Post
    Sad thing is someone might actually buy it.. I know I had to fight the temptation.

    lol...funny stuff....

    If it had a few pictures, it would have made me laugh harder...

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    Current prices are:
    8800GTX 768MB: $450-$600 each
    QX6700: Nearly $500
    150GB Raptor: $170
    Striker Extreme: $275

    So, at least $2000 new (don't forget the monitor, keyboard/mouse, etc.), possibly $2500 if you buy everything at high prices. And none of the hardware is exactly old. Last generation, yes, but not old.

    A similar system from Alienware would cost the same, and the only real difference between the CL system and an Alienware system is the lack of warranty from the CL guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by petteyg359 View Post
    Current prices are:
    8800GTX 768MB: $450-$600 each
    QX6700: Nearly $500
    150GB Raptor: $170
    Striker Extreme: $275

    So, at least $2000 new (don't forget the monitor, keyboard/mouse, etc.), possibly $2500 if you buy everything at high prices. And none of the hardware is exactly old. Last generation, yes, but not old.

    A similar system from Alienware would cost the same, and the only real difference between the CL system and an Alienware system is the lack of warranty from the CL guy.
    The QX6700 is only $375 and thats OEM. Remember this stuff is almost 2 years old. The 150gig Raptors are used... Plus the 8800GTX would be a bad buy at this point. I know many people who upgraded from an 8800GTX and went to a GTX 280, which BTW is only $429. So why would I buy this for $3700. I sent this guy an e-mail telling him this same thing... Maybe $2000 to $2500 max.

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    check our craigs list costa rica - computer section

    i laugh every day when i see what people are selling and what they want for it.. iam about ready to sell all our works systems and make abotu $10k in profit and buy all new ones and still pocket $5k

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    Quote Originally Posted by MR-FIX-IT View Post
    The QX6700 is only $375 and thats OEM. Remember this stuff is almost 2 years old. The 150gig Raptors are used... Plus the 8800GTX would be a bad buy at this point. I know many people who upgraded from an 8800GTX and went to a GTX 280, which BTW is only $429. So why would I buy this for $3700. I sent this guy an e-mail telling him this same thing... Maybe $2000 to $2500 max.
    I'm not arguing that you'd have to either be ignorant or an idiot (or both) to pay the listed price for it, just like you'd have to be ignorant or an idiot (or both) to buy a gaming system from Alienware. My point was that his price isn't really as far out of line for the ignorant/idiot category as people are making it out to be.
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    I have never heard of a 9700 Zelman CPU fan...
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    come on i check craigs list all the time. rip off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EmAn View Post
    I have never heard of a 9700 Zelman CPU fan...
    Pretty much every place that sells CPU coolers has them Heck, CompUSA had them even before TigerDirect's parent bought them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottinIndy View Post
    My favorite Craigslist story is the guy that advertised Pot in his ad, The state police contacted him ( Incognito of course), Set up a buy and busted his arse. Talk about a true genius.
    Hahaha that guy had to be stoned when he posted that

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmAn View Post
    I have never heard of a 9700 Zelman CPU fan...
    Quote Originally Posted by petteyg359 View Post
    Pretty much every place that sells CPU coolers has them Heck, CompUSA had them even before TigerDirect's parent bought them.
    What cheap chinese knock off?
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    more likely a noob that didnt know its zAlman
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    s9700 n00btastic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Guvernment View Post
    check our craigs list costa rica - computer section
    Guess what? Today you can get a laptop with 256 K of ram. Apparently it runs windows 2000. I wonder how. . .
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