How should I spend my stimulus check?

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How should I spend my stimulus check?

Post by locknload » Wed May 14, 2008 10:55 am

I'm thinking about buy a new rigg. I currently own a Dell 420. Do you think this is a good or bad buy?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... RK:MESE:IT

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Post by yaler » Wed May 14, 2008 11:13 am

Build your own. That thing looks nuts.

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Post by jonlumb » Wed May 14, 2008 11:16 am

The Raptor is incredibly loud for a HDD, plus the whole "test" XP and the no returns statement make me decidedly sceptical.

Love the look of the case though...

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Post by protellect » Wed May 14, 2008 11:21 am

That sort of looks like "I want a new computer, so lets see if I can sell my old one to some poor sap for as much as I paid for it 6 months ago"

I'd rather put something together myself. You can pay less and get as much/more. Look at a new rig breakdown:


E8400- 200 [Best gaming processor for the price, much faster than the E6600, I've seen this for 180 shipped]]
Motherboard- 110 [Highly rated Gigabyte motherboard, I've seen this at the egg for 90]
8800GT - 150 [Best card for the money, seen a similiar 9600GT for 130]
2GB memory - 35 [Memory is dirt cheap. Seen 2GB at 20$ before]
Case/PS- 100 [Antec cases with earthwatts PSU, look for sites with MIR]
WD 640AAKS - 115 [As fast as the raptor in tranfers, slightly slower access times. This often has a code that makes it cost 100ish]

= 700$, or if you shop, 600ish. I use this site a lot to shop.
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Post by jhhoffma » Wed May 14, 2008 11:59 am

You shouldn't spend it. Pay down your debt and don't be a "slave to the lender".

That's the only responsible post you'll see out of me this week, I hope you all enjoyed it. Maybe I'm just bitter because I didn't get to see mine. The wife had it spend before it arrived.
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Post by Bluefront » Wed May 14, 2008 4:35 pm

If my check ever arrives....new set of tires. The prices for this sort of thing will be rising swiftly, along with everything else. I've already got a life-time supply of computers... :lol:
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Post by Sizzle » Wed May 14, 2008 6:23 pm

Porn.

We paid off some debt, put some aside for Christmas, and are using the rest of yard projects.
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Post by NeilBlanchard » Wed May 14, 2008 7:37 pm

Greetings,
jhhoffma wrote:You shouldn't spend it. Pay down your debt and don't be a "slave to the lender".
Right on! And if you don't have any debt -- shred it and save us all the interest on the national debt...

Ours will replenish the bank account that we paid our taxes from -- it's just a money-go-round. :roll:
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Post by xan_user » Wed May 14, 2008 8:16 pm

I will be donating $100 of mine to SPCR, thats for sure.
The rest will probably go to help pay for kids snowboard summer camp.

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Post by tyeh26 » Sat May 17, 2008 12:19 am

Apple stocks right before 3G iphones

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Post by Aris » Sat May 17, 2008 8:16 am

I paid bills with my $1200 check. With a recession looming overhead, and a possible depression on the horizon, i dont wanna be that poor sap caught with huge credit card debt and possibly loosing my job and being SOL for the next 5-10 years of my life because my credit is worthless now.

Recession has already caused my wife to lose her job, she's been out of work for 6 months now.

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